Released just before The Carter Documentary - this one tells the story of Lil' Wayne. Charismatic southern rapper Lil Wayne began his industry ascendance as one of the Hot Boys, a short-lived Cash money records all-star group, and after establishing himself as a solo artist , he grew to become a critical favorite, known especially for his entertaining underground mix tapes. A pair of popular 2005 mix tapes further established Lil Wayne as a dexterous freestyle rapper and and helped garner additional interest in his music among listeners who weren't part of the Cash Money constituency. By the end of the year, Lil Wayne reputation was such as the Carter vol. 2, his next Cash Money album, debuted at number two on the Billboard's album chart upon it's December release, and did so without the benefit of a smash hit or the productions of workhorse Mannie Fresh, who had left Cash Money. With his southern charm and soft spoken voice, Lil Wayne in taking over Hip Hop.