Lil Wayne Business Ventures
We all know Lil Wayne for his music and there is no question about it that when you mention “hip-hop”, Wayne is one of the first names that comes to your mind. Since dropping his first solo studio album in 1999, Tha Block Is Hot, Weezy F Baby has released hit after hit and even won 4 GRAMMY awards. With his album sales, sold out tours, and all of the features he has recorded in his music career, it is no secret that Tunechi has made a large amount of money in the music industry.
Aside from all of his own music, there are various other sources that Lil Wayne generates his income from. You may have heard about some of Weezy‘s other business ventures, which he has had the opportunity to set up because of his passion for music, skateboarding and fashion. These include a record label that goes by the name of Young Money Entertainment, a clothing line titled TRUKFIT, his own line of Beats By Dre Pro Headphones dubbed the Tunechi Beats, a partnership with Mountain Dew for a campaign called “DEWEeezy”, and launch his own flavored cigarillos called Bogey Cigars in stores across the United States.
In 2013, Tune will also be dropping his own shoe line with SUPRA and releasing a book titled “Gone Till November“, which will consist of journals he wrote during his time spent behind bars in Rikers Island back in 2010.
Check out a full list of Lil Wayne‘s business ventures below and be sure to click on the image to view more information about them.
Name: Bogey Cigars
Type: Cigar Company
Notes: Bogey Cigars, formerly known as Bogey Blunts, are a flavored cigar company that partnered with Lil Wayne in 2008 to expand their business. There are four different types available, which are “Cigarillos”, “Trees”, “Woods” and “Masters”, and they all have unique styles with the shapes and leafs… [Read More]
Notes: Blueprint Group, an artist development and management business, announced a new partnership between Lil Wayne and Mountain Dew in early 2012. The campaign, which is titled “DEWeezy”, will consist of advertisements, appearances and building a skate park in Weezy’s hometown… [Read More]
Name: Gone Till November
Notes: Lil Wayne will be releasing a book called “Gone Till November” in 2013 through Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group. The memoir will be about Weezy’s time locked up behind bars from March to November in 2010, which is also why the book is titled… [Read More]
Name: SPECTRE by SUPRA
Type: Shoe Line
Notes: SUPRA announced that they had teamed up with Lil Wayne for an exclusive partnership in June, 2012, which will let Weezy release his own shoe line with the sneaker company. Wayne chose SUPRA to manufacture and distribute his upcoming collection of footwear designs, because he… [Read More]
Type: Clothing Line
Notes: TRUKFIT, an acronym for “The Reason U Kill For IT”, is a clothing brand from Lil Wayne that debuted in early 2012. Weezy came up with the name from his childhood experiences when him and his friends would buy replica clothes from the back of a truck that would drive by his neighborhood… [Read More]
Name: Tunechi Beats By Dre
Notes: Beats By Dre held an official party in September, 2012 to celebrate their announcement of Lil Wayne teaming up with them. This past year, Weezy has been spotted rocking a different pair of Beats By Dre headphones at most of the events he attended, so it was only right for him to partner up… [Read More]
Name: Young Money Entertainment
Type: Record Label
Notes: Young Money Entertainment, simply known as Young Money, is a record label and group that Lil Wayne set up in 2003. The label is an imprint of Cash Money Records, who Wayne also has a solo contract with, and is distributed by Universal Music Group. One of Weezy’s closest friends… [Read More]
I wonder what Wayne will venture into next Maybe a video game, maybe a movie, maybe a sports team, or maybe even a restaurant