News: Lil Wayne & Drake Link For Nationwide Tour, Rapper's Manager Confirms Summer Concerts
Thursday, May 28, 2009 6:15PM
After recent reports of Lil Wayne and Drake hitting the stage for a summer tour emerged online, Weezy's manager has reportedly confirmed the nationwide run.
The upcoming tour will kick-off this July.
We have learned that as of right now it is only Lil Wayne and Drake on the tour, no word on Jay-Z and Young Jeezy who were rumored to be joining as well. We also learned that the tour will begin in July this summer. No dates and venues have been announced but we can expect those soon. This information has been confirmed by Wayne?s manager Cortez Bryant. We will be keeping you up-to-date on any news regarding the tour, as well as posting dates as they become available. Keep checking back. (New Lil Wayne)
Drake previously said a tour with hip-hop's elite would likely take place this summer.
"God willing, if everything goes according to plan and everybody's schedule is in place, then I will be on tour with some amazing people," Drake said in an interview. "One of them being Jay-Z, one of them being Lil Wayne, one of them being Young Jeezy and one of them being me." (Much Music)
He recently credited Kanye West for his overall rhyming skills.
"Kanye West shaped a lot of what I do," Drake said in an interview. "He has one of the best ears in music, period. He knows how to recognize great music that's not his. He knows how to utilize great sounds, great music. Before I met him I had the utmost respect for Kanye West, I'd even go as far as to say he was one of the most influential person, as far as a musician, that I had ever had in my life...We met in Hawaii, we didn't get to spend that much time together but when I did meet him, everything was cool. It was more in my mind that, 'All right, I can't wait to prove myself to this dude,' I wanna continue to work hard and prove to him that I'm worthy of him working with me. I think that's what the last few months have been about." (MTV)
Drake is reportedly prepping his new album beginning next month.
The sold-out Ne York performance was Drake's last stop before he enters the studio for his debut, Thank Me Later, which he will start working on June 1, Drake told Billboard.com last week. And although he wouldn't confirm which major label will release the album, he did say he will be signing to one soon. "So Far Gone" was released on February via his blog site Octobersveryown.com. (Billboard)