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Today, four-time GRAMMY Award-winning multiplatinum rap icon, Young Money Entertainment founder, acclaimed author, skater, and philanthropist lil wayne unleashes Version 2 of his popular SQVAD UP Mobile Game.
Among many updates, the game focuses on Wayne and his top-notch skate team. This time around, the rapper possesses super powers, faces new enemy birds, can unlock dozens of new badges, and learn brand new skating tricks. Moreover, the app boasts a new casino area loaded with free gear as well as unlockable boards, shirts, and pants. It's the ultimate skate experience in the palm of your hand.
In addition, ESPN's X Games just opened with an intimate and captivating piece about the legendary artist's skateboarding and growth in the sport.
It's turning into an explosive summer for Wayne. Right now, he's gearing up for the third installment of his LIL WEEZYANA FEST at Champion Square in New Orleans on FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017. He'll be joined by longtime friend and fellow legend Gucci Mane as well as a powerhouse lineup of special guests. Produced by Live Nation, tickets for Lil Weezyana Fest are on sale now.
Lil Weezyana Fest is an annual homecoming celebration that celebrates New Orleans' musical history. lil wayne has also used the festival to give back to his home and those who fell victim to Hurricane Katrina. The proceeds in the past have gone to various charities throughout the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the American Red Cross Louisiana Fund, and Tha Carter Fund. Last year's line up featured artists including 2 Chainz, Master P, Mystikal, Yo Gotti, and Migos. In its first year, performers at Lil Weezyana Fest included: Drake, August Alsina, Mack Maine, Curren$y and the Hot Boys — Mannie Fresh, Turk and Juvenile.
In addition, Wayne just released four blockbuster anthems last week, including the highly viral “Magnolia” (Freestyle). Of the new material, New York Times claimed “This – a remake of Playboi Carti's ‘Magnolia' – is the most poignant.”