Music producer 9th Wonder has confirmed recent remarks made by rap veteran Q-Tip about Young Money head Lil Wayne joining the Zulu Nation.
According to 9th, Tip and himself decided to induct Weezy F. Baby.
“Dwayne Carter, also known to the world as Lil Wayne, is a member and an Ahki (which means ‘brother’) in the Universal Zulu Nation founded in 1973 by Afrika Bambaataa—a former gang member of the Black Spades. This decision was made by Zulu King Q-Tip (of A Tribe Called Quest) and Zulu King 9th Wonder. Deal with it.” (HHDX)
Check out Q-Tip’s Wayne tweets right here…
A few days ago, Q-Tip broke the big news across social media.
Along with Weezy F. Baby, handfuls of notable hip-hop crews have previously joined the organization.
The Zulu Nation was founded by legendary MC Afrika Bambaataa back in 1970s, when former gang members began doing their part to spearhead cultural programs for the youth. The organization was furthered by artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Public Enemy, KRS-One and more in the 1980s. (MTV)
Last month, Wayne and R&B singer Christina Milian appeared at the American Music Awards to perform their new “Start A Fire” record.
Ring the alarm. Lil Wayne heat up the stage with the debut performance of his new single “Start a Fire” at Sunday’s AMAs. The Young Money chief was joined by rumored girlfriend and YMCMB labelmate Christina Milian on their duet, which is set to appear on Weezy’s oft-delayed album Tha Carter V. (Rap-Up)