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Lil Wayne Signs Duke Riley To His Young Money Sports Agency

Lil Wayne Signs Duke Riley To His Young Money Sports Agency

Yesterday, Lil Wayne announced he had signed LSU Tigers linebacker Duke Riley to Young Money APAA Sports & Entertainment, which is his sports agency that he founded in early 2016.

Duke is the third client that Weezy has signed up to his agency as he has previously signed NBA prospect Terrance Ferguson and NFL player linebacker Reggie Northrup.

This means Tunechi and his business will now handle all of Riley‘s marketing and branding. Click here to see Tune speak on why he decided to start up his Young Money Sports venture!

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Lil Wayne Talks Starting Up Young Money Sports, Signing Reggie Northrup & More [Video]

Lil Wayne Talks Starting Up Young Money Sports, Signing Reggie Northrup & More

Lil Wayne set up his own sports agency earlier this year called Young Money Sports, so that he can help the athletes he signs off the field with their marketing and branding.

Colleen Dominguez from Bleacher Report sat down with Weezy a few months ago to ask him what made him decide to start up a sports agency, what he thinks he specifically brings to the athletes he signs, why he signed American football linebacker Reggie Northrup, and more.

In the interview, Reggie also revealed why he signed to Tunechi to become the first member of Tune‘s latest business venture. You can check out the conversation in a video after the jump below!

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Lil Wayne Signs Terrance Ferguson To His Young Money Sports Agency

Lil Wayne Signs Terrance Ferguson To His Young Money Sports Agency

After signing Reggie Northrup to his Young Money Sports agency a few months ago, Lil Wayne has now added another hot prospect to his empire – Terrance Ferguson.

Weezy, who can be seen with Terrance in the picture above, will be handling the 18-year-old’s marketing and branding after the NBA prospect announced he will be skipping college to go straight into playing professional basketball in Australia.

Ferguson also did an interview with TMZ, which you can watch below, that included him discussing why he signed to YMS, what his plans with Tune are, and taking YM artist Stephanie Acevedo to prom!

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You Can Now Download Lil Wayne’s “Sqvad Up” Game!

Download Lil Wayne Sqvad Up Game

After first getting word about his new business venture a few days ago, Lil Wayne‘s “Sqvad Up” mobile game that was developed by mobile/technology company UTILITY has now been released and is available to buy from Google Play and the iTunes App Store.

The app/game, which is free, includes music from New Orleans artist Nesby Phips and is set in Tunechi‘s hometown Hollygrove. However, an update will soon include the cities of the other places that Tune lives in – Miami and Los Angeles.

Professional skaters Tyreek Morrison, Evan Hernandez, Yosef “YoYo” Ratleff, Andre Colbert, Jereme Knibbs, and Edgar Benitez are all unlockable characters. The goal of the game is to skate and fly on drones through Hollygrove while collecting money, but making sure to avoid birds and other obstacles/hazards.

Click here to see how you can download “Sqvad Up” for your mobile phone! Have you began to play it yet? If so, leave a comment below with what it is like.

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Lil Wayne Announces He Has His Own Video Game Titled “Sqvad Up” On The Way

Lil Wayne Announces He Has His Own Video Game Titled Sqvad Up On The Way

While we continue to wait on the upcoming release of Tha Carter V, it looks like Lil Wayne will be entering the video game business after his new venture announcement with mobile/technology company UTILITY.

Weezy went on Twitter yesterday to share a preview of an upcoming game called “Sqvad Up” that included him doing a voice-over: “Welcome to Hollygrove, my town. Sqvad Up coming soon!”

There aren’t too many details about the game just yet, but it seems like it will be an app based on skateboarding that can be played on mobile devices as it will be released through Google Play for Android and the iTunes App Store for Apple.

You can check out the video announcement of “Sqvad Up” after the jump below. I will be sure to update this post if anymore updates surface online! Who is looking forward to playing it?

UPDATE: The game, which will include Tune‘s fellow skaters Tyreek Morrison, Evan Hernandez, Yosef “YoYo” Ratleff, Andre Colbert, Jereme Knibbs, and Edgar Benitez, will let users to skate around New Orleans while dodging obstacles and hazards. It will also be available for download on June 10th!

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Lil Wayne Signs Reggie Northrup To His Young Money Sports Agency

Lil Wayne Signs Reggie Northrup To His Young Money Sports Agency

Lil Wayne has announced that American football linebacker Reggie Northrup is the first athlete to sign to his Young Money Sports business venture, who will now handle his marketing and branding.

The news was confirmed when Weezy posted up a picture (above) on his Instagram page, as well as when Reggie explained in an interview with Tallahassee Democrat newspaper about how his relationship with Tunechi started and why Tune wanted to work with him.

“Lil Wayne seen something in me. He’s seen me play. He wanted to start something up, and get involved in the sports world. He’s a big fan of sports. He liked my game, and they wanted to do something with me. They’ve been supporting me through this process, and I’m blessed to be affiliated with them.”

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