And the rappers keep rolling out: Following similar announcements from Jay-Z and 50 Cent, Lil Wayne has announced that he, too, will be gracing the fine folk in Austin, Texas, next week via Mountain Dew, with whom he just signed a massive branding deal.
Weezy will be going south to make myriad announcements about the campaign, DEWeezy, which includes the forthcoming construction of a skate park in New Orleans. He hasn’t announced any live performances during the fest yet, but considering we all know what happened with Kanye and VEVO last year… What we do know, however, is that since being released from prison in 2010, Tunechi has kicked drinking and drugs and has been known to chill with the local grind punks at skate parks (like this regular kid, for example). So, if you don’t have a skateboard, but you really want to hang out with Lil Wayne, our inside sources suggest that you might want to pick one up before you head down to SXSW. If you do, we did a little research for you, below. (Sadly, we don’t think you can grind into our SPIN party Friday afternoon, March 16, at Stubb’s.)