His parents divorced when he was 2, and his father permanently abandoned the family. Lil Wayne has also spoken about his deceased stepfather, Reginald "Rabbit" McDonald, who he has said he considers his real father. Carter has a tattoo dedicated to Rabbit, who was murdered before Carter became a star. Couric asked Wayne if his father knew of this and Wayne replied with a smile, "He knows now.
He explained, "It's always been a dream for me to sign to an American label. And it's great to be accepted by the best in the game.
In fact, a remix had not been produced, but the song "Down" which originally began recording in December It was also produced by J-Remy and Bobby Bass. The track was originally for My Own Way: Deluxe Edition without Lil Wayne, alongside "War".
That's Lil Wayne on my song right now! Why don't we write a song to take everyone's mind away from being down? According to Sean, "Wayne heard it, fell in love and dropped a verse on it," which resulted in the up-tempo summer record peppered with Wayne's gritty pipes.
Urban artist in U. As long as you work hard and strive to do you best and make good music, and of course with a bit of luck, it is possible," Jay told the BBC.
Before he returned to the US, Jay Sean was asked, "How does it feel to have the top song of the week? It's just incredible to have reached number one with my first release in America. It's difficult for me to put into words.
My head is spinning.
I've been grinding hard for the last seven years releasing records independently and now to have the biggest record in the USA this week. It's just a dream come true. Music video[ edit ] The music video for "Down" was produced alongside the video for " Written On Her ".
The video was shot over two days.
The Buckinghamshire mansion featured is Hedsor Housean enormous private mansion and park where Mark Ronson hosted his 33rd birthday and where scenes for the feature film The Golden Compass were filmed.
The prelude of his previous single " Ride It " can be heard in the music video as the introduction to this song. On 23 Julythe video premiered on Jay Sean's YouTube page; it was the number one most viewed music video on YouTube for its first two weeks and had over 5 million views as of 24 December The video was also added to the Universal Music Group's channel where the video had more than 20 million views as of 23 November Critical reception[ edit ] Ginger Clements from Billboard gave the song a positive review, stating that Jay Sean's "melodic vocals [ After Nota went on to win the contest during the finale, Sean himself made an appearance, performing "Down" with the group in the show's ending.
As a result, the single was also included on DJ Earworm 's mash-up of all the top 25 Billboard hits of the year. Having sold more than three million digital copies in the United States alone, "Down" is the seventh-best-selling single of in a year noted for having the highest record sales of all time.Lil Wayne, or Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana.
Wayne is one of the richest rappers in the world, and started achieving success in the rap game when he was only 9 years old. Lil Wayne’s net worth is $ Million in ; and this article talks a little [ ]. Lil Wayne said the song was a throwaway track from Tha Carter III and was originally supposed to be on when rapper 2 Chainz released his "Felt Like Cappin" EP Lil Wayne is featured on the lead single titled "Back On That Bullshit".
Obama has also noted that the music on his iPod includes Lil Wayne: My rap palate has greatly. Jun 03, · Reader Approved How to Write Lyrics to a Rap or Hip Hop Song. Three Methods: Finding a Theme and Hook Writing Great Rhymes Improving Your Lyrics Community Q&A Rap is a modern form of poetry, and lyrics are what distinguish good rappers from great ones%(95).
Watch video · In , Lil Wayne released Tha Carter, a hugely popular album that helped cement his reputation as one of rap's leading performers. The single, "Go D.J." did well on the rap, hip-hop, and pop charts.
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Upvote +6. It just so happens that Lil Wayne is self centered and ego driven and makes the whole genre of rap look bad. The people that insult the genre usually have no knowledge of the history of rap, how it started and usually haven't listened to any rap made before