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Sneakerhead Spotlight: Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne has been in the game since he was nine years old. Nine.  While some people claim Weezy has weak style, what he really has is a style all his own. Whatever you think of Mr. Carter doesn't matter, because he doesn't care. This IDGAF attitude shows up in his music, fashion, and large sneaker collection. 

Signed by Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, Lil Wayne went pro before most people get their first crush. He made his solo debut in 1999 with Tha Block is Hot- an album that helped define NOLA hip hop. The album was a major success and quickly went platinum. He reached mainstream popularity with his fourth album The Carter, where he changed the game with quick punches and clever bars.

In 2005, President Carter started his own label, Young Money Entertainment, which has since signed some of the hottest acts today, (Drake and Nicki Minaj just to name a few). Standing on the shoulders of his empire, Weezy has sold over 100 million records across the world, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. Even President Obama has a bit of Weezy in his playlist.

Lil Wayne wearing Air Jordan 11

Best rapper or not, Wayne is a force to be reckoned with rap game, and the fashion world. However, the man has said, “I don’t know how to dress,” and many people agree with him. Wayne has worn different styles over the years from long, white tees to his own skater-like brand Trukfit, and his kicks run a range as well.

Wayne loves to rock unreleased or rare sneakers like whatever Drake has in the works with Jordan, but he rocks all kinds of kicks. His sneakers range from Converse and adidas Originals to Jordans and Nike to Supra and Vans.

Lil Wayne wearing blue adidas Lil Wayne wearing Supra

The Jordan Brand and Supra both recognize Wayne’s power. Jordan gave him sneakers to rock on stage, and even made an Air Jordan 3 ‘Drake vs Lil Wayne’ colorway. Supra on the other hand has signed Carter on to rep their skater sneakers. Supra and Wayne have collaborated several times for some exclusive and colorful Supra Spectre Chimeras, but Weezy F Baby really wears whatever he wants including Teddy Bear adidas or Women’s sneakers.

Whether you think Lil Wayne deserves a spotlight or not, it doesn’t take anyway from the fact that he is a killer rapper with a truly unique style.

Air Jordan 3 'Drake vs Lil Wayne'

Lil Wayne Teddy Bear shoes

Lil Wayne wearing Women's Nike Dunk

Lil Wayne wearing Supra

Lil Wayne wearing Converse

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