Lil Wayne has sold 100 million albums.
With 109 entries on the Billboard Hot 100, Lil Wayne holds the record for most entries by a male artist. That’s right, he has charted more singles than Elvis Presley.
Lil Wayne has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards. He’s won five of them.
Lil Wayne has worked with a bunch of major artists throughout his career including Eminem, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, T-Pain, Robin Thicke, Big Sean, Future, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, and Imagine Dragons.
Clearly, Lil Wayne is an iconic rapper who, at just 34 years of age, has had a legendary career. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment is being imitated by Dave Chappelle.
Being impersonated by a big-time comedian like Dave Chappelle means you made it to the top level of celebrity.
It’s not that Chappelle’s impersonation is spot on. He doesn’t sound much like Wayne, but it’s still frickin’ hilarious.
Chappelle talks about how Lil Wayne is the only guy who can successfully use the words “juice/juicy” in conjunction with a part of the female anatomy.
In particular, Chappelle jokes how Wayne uses those words in reference to being in a hot tub with a woman and then does a routine where Lil Wayne is a detective in an episode of CSI.
Chappelle said he had 40 jokes about Lil Wayne, “juice,” and that certain part of the female anatomy, but sadly, he only told one.
By the way, Chappelle was referencing lyrics from Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now.” That song features Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.
You can see Chappelle’s routine on Netflix. The aforementioned bit is found in Dave Chappelle Collection, episode 2, “Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits.”
In the two episodes, Chappelle also references Tupac Shakur, Kanye West, and Drake.
This year, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to hear Lil Wayne say “juicy.” The Young Money MC will be hitting the road for about a month beginning April 14.
His “Kloser 2 U Tour” opens at the Louisville Palace in Louisville, Kentucky. His trek ends May 11 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.
In between, look for Wayne at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California on April 19; South Side Ballroom in Dallas, Texas on April 28; and at the Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia on May 8.
“Kloser 2 U Tour” is the first of three treks Lil Wayne is planning to launch in 2017. The other two are “Kampus Krash” and “World Wide Weezy.” At the time of writing this article, details for those tours have not been released.
Here’s another live performance to look forward to. Recently Lil Wayne got together with Drake and Nicki Minaj. Afterwards, Drake dropped a hint of a possible Young Money reunion concert.
Not only are a bunch of concerts on the way, but new music is too. Lil Wayne hasn’t released a solo project since his 2015 mixtape, No Ceilings 2.
What Lil Wayne solo project will be released next? You never know with Lil’ Weezy, but it will probably be one of three things: Tha Carter V, the mixtape Dedication 6, or The Funeral.