The lyricist reportedly wrote his first song at age 8 and signed a record deal with Cash Money a year later. Today he's one of rap's richest, despite serving eight months in jail last year. His latest release, I Am Not A Human Being
, made him the first artist since Tupac Shakur to have a No. 1 album while incarcerated.
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