News: Lil Wayne Receives Special Rikers Island Visitor
Saturday, Sep 11, 2010 11:58AM
Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne received a special Rikers Island visit from Midwest emcee Tech N9ne weeks after the Young Money leader revealed his interest in wanting to collaborate with him.
Writing via Twitter, Tech informed his followers of meeting Weezy in the New York-based facility.
Last month, Weezy gave his first in-person prison interview with Hot 97 personality Funkmaster Flex. Among the various questions, Flex asked who Wayne was looking forward to working with once he's released from jail. "Andre 3000 and Tech N9ne," Wayne answered. Tech N9ne? One person who responded to Wayne's wishes was Tech himself. Earlier today (September 10) the rapper confirmed via Twitter that he'd just come from visiting Wayne hinting at a future collaboration between the pair. "If anybody got anything bad to say bout Wayne, don't say it to me cause that's a real n---a I just visited in there" Tech tweeted. (MTV)
Last month, Tech talked about learning of Wayne's interest to record with him.
"His people have been contacting us already, so I'm anxious to see what he sends me," N9ne said in an interview. "I'm hearing his camp is all ready to send over some music. And I'll be in NewYork soon so hopefully I can visit him before he gets out. I just want to thank Wayne for even mentioning me. I've been following his career since he started. Just watching him evolve--he was always clever with the rhymes. My own quest was always to get my music out to everybody in [the] world and working with Wayne is truly a way to get it out there." (VIBE)
In an interview with radio host Funkmaster Flex last month, Wayne revealed his admiration for Tech.
"I've been saying to myself that I really want to do a song with either Andre 3000 or my man...Tech N9ne," he said. "Other than that, I've been really trying to do a song with this little dude, this boy Weezy. That boy Weezy, he's stupid [laughs]." (Hip Hop DX)
When he is released, Wayne will also perform at a "Welcome Home Weezy" concert.
A fitting homecoming is already being planned for Lil Wayne. The day after he is expected to be released from jail, the Cash Money rapper will celebrate by throwing a welcome home concert. Drake made the announcement during his Ustream session on Thursday, saying it would take place on November 5, but an exact location was not disclosed. Drizzy has a show the day before in Los Angeles and the day after in Las Vegas. Lil Wayne is serving his time at Rikers Island in New York. "Undisclosed location, November 5, the Welcome Home Weezy concert," said Wayne's protégé while sipping on Pinot Grigio in his Toronto crib. "You might as well camp out at all different locations. That's gonna be crazy." (Rap-Up)
Check out Tech N9ne speaking on Lil Wayne below: