Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., better known as Lil Wayne is no stranger to the microphone. Since he joined Cash Money Records in 1991 at the age of 9 as part of the B.G.s his ascension has been steady and quite calculated. His domination of the Hip Hop & R & B charts over the past several years while also having the top performing female and male Rap Acts signed to his branch out Young Money Label, has been well documented and celebrated.
Recently rumors have surfaced concerning a different type of microphone master plan for Lil Wayne. The Rumors have Lil Wayne slotted as a voice over actor in the Pixar film: The Good Dinosaur. This film is built around the “what if” concerning the cataclysmic event that wiped out the Dinosaurs.
Representatives from the 30 year old rapper’s camp have dispelled the rumors by saying that Lil Wayne has not signed on for that project. Carter, who has hinted to retiring as a Rapper after he drops his much anticipated “The Carter V” album, seems to already have his sights set on the next perch of his successful odyssey in entertainment.
Although a career in film is definitely an option, if for nothing more than his unquestionable star appeal, Lil Wayne has created his own hybrid career genre; “Skater/Sports Analyst”. Wayne has been quoted as saying that his day job would be working as a sports analyst and then he would skate all night instead of being in the studio all night. It doesn’t seem as if anyone was has questioned the rap star as to when he plans to sleep.
Before you snub your nose at the career aspirations of this young astute business man, understand that his success as a rapper was no accident. From marketing to branding, to timing, this kid has made calculative move after calculative move in his rise to stardom. He has already appeared next to sport analyst icons such as Skip Bayless and Jim Rome and held his own. The question isn’t will it work, but how will the world of sports look with Lil Wayne in it?