While most kids his age were playing sports, going to movies, watching television, or listening to music, Lil Wayne was planning his future. He knew what he wanted to do with his life, and it was never too early to start on his path to becoming a hip-hop legend. What made him so determined to become a success? Lil Wayne tells the story of his determination-how he bothered record executives until they gave him a deal, his first successes as part of Hot Boys, and how he almost single-handedly put Dirty South rap on the music map. It hasn't been all smooth sailing for the music star, and Lil Wayne tells that story too. Readers will also learn how he and other hip-hop stars came to the aid of the City of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.