Even before Katrina, they aged fast and hard in New Orleans. At 12, Lil Wayne made his recording debut for then fledgling label Cash Money, a man-child in the making. Now 23, scrawny and sinewy, coated in more tattoos than a Chino lifer, he's president of the label, a father, a veteran with five solo albums, and living proof of hip-hop as personal growth tool. n And he's weary. "From the South, where we livin' in mud puddles," he declaimed on "Weezie F Baby," from last summer's... More >>>