Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne‘s new Trukfit clothing line has been making headlines over the past few months and now the name’s origin is finally explained.
According to reports, Weezy’s skateboarding line’s name stems from Louisiana slang.
I know I’m not the only one wondering where the name for Weezy’s new clothing line came from. At first I kind of thought he might have took the name from an actual part of a skateboard. The metal parts that connects the wheels to the board are called “trucks.” I was way off, though. At the Zumiez launch for the line, Weezy explained that in Nawlins bootlegs clothes sold from the back of someone’s automobile are dubbed “Truckfits.” The YM boss wanted to flip the script and give the word new meaning. (Miss Info TV)
Over the weekend, Weezy promised Trukfit would dominate its competition.
“I do want to say that some things passed this weekend like the Agenda party was this weekend, my line got viewed there,” Wayne said in reference to the clothing-based Agenda Trade Show. “[It’s] my new line, Trukfit, in case you don’t know about Trukfit. Look it up. T-r-u-k-f-i-t. That’s my new clothing line. Trukfit, Truk the world. You’ll hear about it because it’ll be the best clothing line ever in the whole entire [world].” (Weezy’s Sports Corner)
Details on Trukfit began circulating online around mid-December.
Trukfit, the new clothing brand from Grammy Award winning, platinum selling hip hop icon LIL WAYNE, will debut at Agenda in January 2012. The highly anticipated line of uniquely designed apparel was inspired by Lil Wayne’s passion for skateboarding and quality street wear. Pulling influence from Lil Wayne’s distinctive style and voice, Trukfit is made from quality fabrics and features bold graphics at a moderate price point. (Agenda Show)
In October, Wayne opened up about his love for the sport.
“I’ve researched, and I know everything about the culture. I know everything about who’s who, what’s what, who won what, and who’s better than who, and who skates for what team, and I’m into it. I’m into it. And you know what, they respect me a whole lot. Everywhere we go, every city or state we go, we have a skate park booked for after the show. I go there, I skate till about sun-up, and seven times outta ten, there’s usually a pro there. Or they’re usually connected to some pro or on some pro team. And, you know, we take pictures, we skate, we session together. They respect me so much just musically, without skating, period. A guy told me the other day, he was like, “You know what’s so crazy is like, a lot of artists say they skate, or a lotta artists say they pick a skateboard. But, you know, for the best to do it, it makes you a person that skates, it refreshes you, to remember why you picked up a skateboard.” (GQ)
Check out Lil Wayne discussing Trukfit below: