Lil Wayne Honored With His Own Exhibit At National Museum Of African American Music For 40th Birthday.

Lil Wayne is honored with his own exhibition at the National Museum of African American Music (yes) in conjunction with his fortieth birthday.

Nashville-based NMAAM will host an event with artifacts presented by Weezy himself, including the Grammy for Rap Album of the Year, and the BET “I Am Hip-Hop” award, along with an original CD from his major debut. The Block Is Hot,” and even a handwritten letter from Rikers Island, according to a press release.

Those who attend the show will also be privy to a virtual speech by Wayne as well as live music, and an interactive part of the show where people can record themselves at the rap booth singing Wayne’s lyrics.

Attendees will also be treated to a lecture, which will be broadcast live by a group of Vanderbilt professors, and which will reflect on Wayne’s career.

The lecturers are Dr. Guillaume Sharpley, Co-Chair for Diaspora and African American Studies, and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Centennial Chair and Distinguished University Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies.

Lil Wayne, one of the most influential artists in hip hop music’

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., better known as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and CEO. He is generally regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop artists of his generation and is often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time.

His career began at the age of twelve in 1995, when he was signed by rapper Birdman, joining Cash Money Records as the label’s youngest member. Since then, Wayne has been the lead artist on Cash Money Records before ending his association with the brand in 2018.

National Museum of African American Music’

The museum houses exhibits of musical genres created or influenced by African Americans and provides interactive educational opportunities that enable visitors to better understand the influence of African Americans on American music and culture.

The National Museum of African American Music features artists ranging from Whitney Houston to Jimi Hendrix. Its galleries feature artists like Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, and Whitney Houston, to name a few.

The museum was said to eventually house “five permanent themed galleries” as well as a “200-seat theater and traveling exhibitions”. Its founding coordinator, Dr. Dina Bennett, was appointed in May 2018.

The National Museum of African American Music opened in April 2017. The grand opening was on January 18, 2021, after the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the official opening.