Lil Wayne and Drake will “battle” on-stage during their upcoming tour. To help promote the shows, the rappers recently released a pretty snazzy Street Fighter-influenced trailer.
Although the clip stops short of actually re-creating Lil Wayne and Drake as full-blown Street Fighter-style characters, the artwork featured in the trailer is definitely in keeping with the franchise. This writer suddenly wishes someone would move forward with another Def Jam: Fight for NY-esque game. But, I digress.
According to MTV News, Lil Wayne will begin his musical adventure across the United States next month. If you’re not overwhelmingly excited about the tour, then you might need to investigate the aforementioned trailer. You can find the clip embedded below.
The Inquisitr previously reported that Wayne and Drake will alternate back-and-forth on-stage during these performances. For the finale, the rappers plan to assault everyone’s senses by tackling a few songs together. Weezy described it as a “battle type thing.”
However, Wayne previously admitted that his battle rap skills definitely need some work. This is why you won’t find the guy talking smack about other artists. When it comes to lyrical assassinations, Weezy is apparently armed with a BB gun.
“I don’t know how to battle rap. For instance, you don’t see me diss. I don’t diss people. I don’t really now how to do that. I don’t know how to battle rap — talk about what you got on. I don’t know how to do that s**t… I’m letting you now. Mook don’t come at me dog. Don’t swing at me neck. I bow down. I’m letting y’all fans know now, I ain’t f**king with Mook… My arms too short to box with you God.”
If you’re planning to catch Lil Wayne on the road later this year, then you’re going to need a list of dates to consider. Check out the complete list below, though keep in mind that these shows are subject to change.
8/8 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/9 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
8/10 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/12 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/13 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
8/15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
8/16 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/17 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
8/19 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
8/21 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
8/25 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
8/26 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
8/27 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
8/29 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
8/30 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
8/31 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood
9/3 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
9/4 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
9/6 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
9/7 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
9/10 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Usana Amphitheatre
9/13 – Ridgefield, WA – Sleep Country Amphitheater
9/14 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
9/16 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/17 – Wheatland, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/19 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
9/20 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
9/25 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
9/27 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
What do you think about Lil Wayne and Drake’s Street Fighter-inspired tour trailer? Are you overcome with the urge to play Def Jam: Fight for NY?
[Lead image via Bing]