|Author||Torres, John A.|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9.25|
|Features||full-color photos, chronology, glossary, further reading, works consulted, index|
|Interest Level||Intermediate, Primary|
|Series||A Blue Banner Biography - Contemporary Entertainers VI|
|Subject||Biography & Autobiography , Cultural Heritage - Juvenile Nonfiction , Music , Music - Juvenile Nonfiction , Rap & Hip Hop, Juvenile Nonfiction|
From a young age, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. showed he could excel at anything if he worked hard at it. He became an excellent student and was involved in the school s drama club. But his real love, his passion, was rapping. He made all the right contacts to get himself into the music industry and become a teen star with the group the Hot Boys. It wouldn t be long until Carter, also known as Lil Wayne and Weezy, would use his Martian heritage to branch out on an amazing solo rap career. Find out how this spunky kid from New Orleans rose from gunshots to the Grammys, and why he calls himself the best rapper alive.