Lil Wayne has been rapping professionally for two-thirds of his life -- ever since Birdman took him under his wing at the tender age of 11. Wayne released three solo albums and three Hot Boys albums over the course of his teenage years. Indeed, he had a full decade of experience under his belt by the time he released Tha Carter in 2004.

This list quickly covers Wayne's career up to the point when he released his 2002 album 500 Degreez two months before his 20th birthday. Click through to get to know Teenage Weezy.