For fans that missed Lil Wayne on his Dedication Tour, it turns out there is one more major concert that he will be doing in March — but it does not appear that he will be selling TIDAL to Samsung.
Things are falling into place for Lil Wayne since he released Collegrove and he subsequently landed a gig at the new Samsung Galaxy Life Festival. However, the other rumors about Lil Wayne and Samsung appear to not be true after all.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Lil Wayne is one of the primary celebrity investors in TIDAL and there were rumors around February 26 that Samsung was considering buying TIDAL.
Despite this, on March 7, NME reported that previous rumors restated by XXL Mag and others that suggested Samsung was going to buy Lil Wayne’s TIDAL have flopped. Samsung officially denied that they were reopening any talks about buying TIDAL; but, they are not finished doing business with one of TIDAL’s owners: Lil Wayne.
Instead, Hip Hop DX stated on March 7 that Lil Wayne will continue his relationship with Samsung by performing at one of their music festivals. The Galaxy Life Fest with Lil Wayne will be held at the SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, from March 11 to March 13. Lil Wayne’s performance with 2 Chainz will take place on Saturday, March 12.
Of course, Lil Wayne will be at the Galaxy Life Fest with 2 Chainz, and they will be promoting their newly released album, Collegrove.
The New York Times reviews Lil Wayne’s Collegrove as follows.
“Here are all the hallmarks of old Wayne: concise construction, tricky assonance, oddball imagery, black humor. His best verses here are his most spirited rapping in at least two years.”
Sadly, releasing Collegrove was overshadowed by the death of 2 Chainz’ protégé, Bankroll Fresh. Hot New Hip Hop writes that 2 Chainz remembered him during a Wendy Williams episode where he talked about the origins of Collegrove with Lil Wayne and said the following about Bankroll Fresh.
“[Bankroll Fresh’s death] was super unfortunate, super unnecessary, super senseless. And it just made me want to step up and use my platform for more positivity.”
As it appears, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz might have surprises at the Galaxy Life Festival in Austin, Texas, on March 12 in the form of new music. Interestingly, 2 Chainz announced on March 7 that Collegrove is only the beginning and that he would possibly be releasing more music with Lil Wayne in the near future because it is the “new way to promote,” according to SOHH.
In addition to performing in Austin, Texas, Lil Wayne has completed his last date for his Dedication Tour as of March 6. About the final performance in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Journal Star reports that Lil Wayne “shook the arena to its core” and quotes Lil Wayne stating the following to his Nebraska audience.
“Tonight is the last m——– show on the tour. And you know the old cliche. We saved the best for last.”
Lil Wayne also takes time to remind all of his fans that they are his top priority, and he will get off of a plane for them if the circumstances are right. This was evident when Lil Wayne went out of his way to hang out with military personnel at an Indiana airport when his flight was delayed.
According to Yahoo, one of the people associated with the military group posted the following on Facebook about Lil Wayne.
“I’ve liked him from day one. He can get a little raunchy for me sometimes, but I’m still a fan. He made me smile even before this by treating my line guys with respect…his entire entourage was friendly as h*** too.”
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