Happy Birthday, Lil Wayne!
The rapper and superstar performer celebrates his 30th birthday—coming off another impressive run in his still growing rap career. After killing the game last year with his Grammy-nominated Tha Carter IV release—which sold 964,000 copies its first week—Weezy remained afloat this year with various output. In June 2012, he saw the launch of his skate apparel, street wear line TrukFit and months before that partnered with Mountain Dew for their new Mountain DEWeezy advertising campaign. Aside from his business ventures, the Louisianimal keep his musical output steady flowing with a bulk of guest appearances including alongside Nicki Minaj (“Roman Reloaded”), Tyga (“Faded”), 2 Chainz (“Yuck!”), Curren$y (“Jet Life”), French Montana (“Pop That”), Game (“Celebration”) and more.
His appearance on the latter added in another accolade for the rap star, as he’s now surpassed the late Elvis Presley as the male artist with the most entries on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. The single off Game’s forthcoming Jesus Piece album, which features Weezy as well as Chris Brown, Tyga and Wiz Khalifa, landed at No. 82 on the charts making it Wayne’s 109th Hot 100 entry. The previous record held by Presley was 108 between 1958 and 2003.
As he currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming 10th studio album, I Am Not a Human Being II, XXL wishes Wayne a very happy G-Day. Salute!— XXL