Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982), betterknownby his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper. Currently part of the newly reunited rap group Hot Boys, he joined the Cash Money Records collective as a teenager. He worked with B.G. on thealbum True Story and eventually recorded for the label. Get It How U Live, released in 1997,was Lil Wayne's first album with Hot Boys, and Tha Block is Hot, his solo debut, came out 1999. Block debuted in the top ten on the American Billboard 200 chart and Lil Wayne was nominated for "Best New Artist" from The Source magazine the same year. Following this success, Wayne soon featured on other rappers' singles, including "Bling Bling" by B.G. and "#1 Stunna" by the Big Tymers in 2000.
Jeremih Felton, who performs under the mononym Jeremih, is an American recording artist and producer. Signed to Def Jam Recordings, Jeremih's debut single, "Birthday Sex", has peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. Jeremih was raised in Chicago, Illinois. He began playing instruments at the age of three and has taught himself how to play several, including drums, piano and the saxophone. Jeremih attended Morgan Park High School, where he was part of the marching band. After graduating, he enrolled into the University of Illinois, but attended Columbia College Chicago.