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In the world of hip hop, many artists have adopted "Lil," a popular prefix typically perceived as the short form of "little," as part of their stage names.

Among rappers, who often spell it with an apostrophe as "Lil'" or "Li'l" as well as simply "Lil," this moniker is shared by at least a baker's dozen.

Rap music in general remains a male-dominated genre with a few notable exceptions, and the use of Lil is no different in terms of gender breakdown.

Some of the better known users of Lil are anything but when it comes to success, having put up big time sales, while others are ... well, Lil known.

From bona fide hit-makers to those we've only heard of because they crash with Justin Bieber, let's take a look at 13 rappers who go by Lil below!

Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne, a.k.a. Tunechi a.k.a. Weezy a.k.a. Dwayne Michael Carter III, is the biggest hit-maker of all the LIL rappers.

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Lil Boosie has been in the music studio every night since his March 5 release from prison, laying down some of the 1,018 sounds he wrote while locked up.

But who's counting.

At his "Boosie Speaks" press conference Monday in New Orleans, the Baton Rouge rapper chatted about his new endeavors in and out of the studio.

Lil Boosie Mug Shot

Lil Boosie (real name Torrence Hatch), is now looking forward to collaborating with Drake, fellow Louisiana rapper Lil Wayne and even Justin Bieber.

"I just did one (track) with Young Jeezy last night," Lil Boosie said. "Me and Justin Bieber gonna do something, too. I know it's (going to be) a hit."

"I'm always excited about music. I'm like a music fiend. I know music from the '50s, '60s, '70s on up. I just want to work with everybody who's doing their thing."

It's not like he could make Bieber's reputation any worse. Aside from his musical goals, the rapper also has written a book and has plans to make a film.

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Lil Boosie is a free rapper. He was let out of prison early this week.

The 31-year-old was cut loose from the Louisiana State Penitentiary where he had been locked up since 2009 on drug charge ... serious drug charges.

The rapper (real name Torrence Hatch) was first jailed on a marijuana charge. During his stay, however, he was busted attempting to smuggle drugs into prison.

A judge tacked on eight years to his four-year sentence, for 12 total.

He caught a break, though, and was released after less than five years behind bars. A rep for the prison says Boosie will still be on parole until 2018.

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