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Lil Twist

Here's another signifier of success: having your own teen protégé. Lil' Wayne's career came full circle when the former teen superstar brought teen Christopher "Lil Twist" Moore into the Young Money fold in the late '00s. Part artist, part social-media intern, Moore has developed a reputation both as a rapper and as the man-child writing content Weezy F's web outlets on behalf of Big Brother. To be fair, is "Big Brother" a fair characterization of their relationship? Please consider that the elder Lil' sat in on the junior Lil's first tattoo session. By early 21st century standards, that's practically a long-term bromance.

Moore began his entertainment career in his native Texas at the age of 10, when he recorded the single "Texas Twist." He came to Lil' Wayne's attention after opening for the superstar rapper and subsequently toured with Young Money artists between 2008 and 2009. Moore recorded two mixtapes, The Yearbook, and Class President, and worked on his debut album, Don't Get It Twisted, throughout 2010. His album is scheduled to include appearances from fellow Young Money cohorts Lil' Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj, in addition to other pop acts like Justin Bieber and Sean Kingston. The first single scheduled is called "Love Affair." Conversely, Moore is also scheduled to appear on Lil' Wayne's Tha Carter IV.

In mid-2010, Moore earned attention for transcribing and posting Lil' Wayne's Twitter and blog posts. The latter, Lil' Wayne's prison-time website/blog Weezythanxyou.com, is a virtual diary of the rapper's thoughts while he serves time for a weapons-possession charge. Moore told MTV that Lil' Wayne calls him to dictate what to post: "He lets me know what he wants me to update from time to time. Every time he calls, I update everything he wants. That's my heavy connection to his blog site."


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