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Kobe Bryant Reveals Why Lil Wayne Created A Tribute Song For Him [Video]

Kobe Bryant Reveals Why Lil Wayne Created A Tribute Song For Him

Last month, Kobe Bryant made an appearance on Barstool’s “The Corp” podcast to chop it up with Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez and Dan “Big Cat” Katz.

During their conversation, the former professional basketball player was asked how often does he listen to the “Kobe Bryant” song that Lil Wayne created for him back in 2009.

While answering the question, Kobe also revealed how the Weezy track came together after the 2009 Western Conference Finals where Bryant‘s Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets in six games:

“It was after the Denver series, [Wayne] called me. He was like: ‘Man, that performance just motivated the hell out of me.’ I think it was like game six. He was like: ‘I’mma do a song. Is it okay, can I do a song?’ I was like: ‘alright, cool.’ Man I just thought he was just BS-ing or whatever. Before the Celtics series he sends me the song and I was like: ‘Oh, you were serious.’ Okay, that’s awesome.”

You can watch the former Lakers NBA athlete explain the story of Tunechi‘s “Kobe Bryant” record during the podcast from the 41:45 mark in the video after the jump below! Do you still listen to this tribute song from Tune?

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Lil Wayne Recalls Working With Mac Miller On “The Question”, Explains The Difference Between “Hearing” & “Listening” [Video]

Lil Wayne Recalls Working With Mac Miller On The Question, Explains The Difference Between Hearing & Listening

A “Celebration Of Life” tribute concert was held for the late Mac Miller, who died from a drug overdose on September 7th, at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California on October 31st.

During the benefit show that included performances from Action Bronson, Anderson.Paak, Chance The Rapper, Earl Sweatshirt, Miguel, ScHoolboy Q, SZA, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, Vince Staples, and more, there was a big screen that played messages for Mac from music artists that couldn’t make it.

One of these shout outs that played on the screen was from Lil Wayne at his TRUKSTOP skate park, who shared his memories of Miller and recalled doing their “The Question” collaboration together back in 2012. Wayne also went on to explain the difference between “listening” and “hearing”.

You can check out Tunechi‘s video message after the jump below. The concert allowed viewers to donate to The Mac Miller Circles Fund (TMMCF) to support youth arts and community-building programs in Mac Miller‘s memory. Rest In Peace!

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Atlanta Falcons Wide Receiver Mohamed Sanu Creates A Pair Of Custom Lil Wayne “Dedication” Under Armour Cleats

Atlanta Falcons Wide Receiver Mohamed Sanu Creates A Pair Of Custom Lil Wayne Dedication Under Armour Cleats

Mohamed Sanu Sr. pays homage to Lil Wayne by creating a customized pair of football boots/cleats/soccer shoes.

The NFL wide receiver rocked a pair of “Dedication 12” customized Under Armour cleats before his recent game for the Atlanta Falcons against the New Orleans Saints.

You can check out a few more looks at Mohamed‘s football boots that are a tribute to Wayne, which were designed by Mohammed Gafar, after the jump below! What are your thoughts on them?

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Bella Thorne Hints At Either A Collaboration With Lil Wayne Or A Tribute Song To Him

Bella Thorne Hints At Either A Collaboration With Lil Wayne Or A Tribute Song To Him

Bella Thorne took to her Instagram Story last night to hint at either an upcoming single featuring Lil Wayne, or an upcoming tribute song from herself to Wayne.

If you didn’t already know, the 20-year-old actress, model and singer is a big fan of Weezy. Back in 2013, Bella revealed in an interview that her dream collaboration would be with the Young Money CEO and she would end up speechless if she ever got the chance to meet him.

A couple of years ago, Thorne also mentioned in another interview that she really wants to meet Tunechi and have a conversation with him. You can check out a screenshot of her teasing what will either be a 1:18 verse from Tune, or a tribute track for Mr. Carter after the jump below! What do you think it will be?

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Lil Skies Pays Tribute To Lil Wayne In His “Welcome To The Rodeo” Music Video

Lil Skies Pays Tribute To Lil Wayne In His Welcome To The Rodeo Music Video

Lil Skies has paid tribute to Lil Wayne with a music video for his “Welcome To The Rodeo” song that was directed by Cole Bennett and produced by Taz Taylor.

The “Welcome To The Rodeo” music video follows Skies walking around very similar to how Weezy did in his “A Milli” video and at the end of it, you can see it say “A tribute to Lil Wayne – A Milli”.

The director of the visual also mentioned in the YouTube comments: “This video is a tribute to Lil Wayne’s ‘A Milli’ video. He’s one of Skies’ and mine’s favorite artist’s growing up. So we had to pay homage to the man himself´╗┐.”

You can watch Lil Skies pay homage to Tunechi after the jump below! Click here to also see Skies call Tune is his “favorite artist of all time” and reveal his father was influenced by him. What are your thoughts on the music video?

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Lil Wayne Gives An Update On “Tha Carter V”, Talks Lil Weezyana Fest, “Like A Man”, Rapping & More

Lil Wayne Gives An Update On Tha Carter 5, Talks Lil Weezyana Fest, Like A Man, Rapping & More

Like the past two years, Lil Wayne phoned Wild Wayne all the way from Stuttgart, Germany for an interview with New Orleans radio station Q93 to promote his 3rd annual “Lil Weezyana Fest”, which will be taking place next Friday (August 25th).

During their conversation, Tunechi spoke on visiting a dope skate park in Amsterdam, his new Young Money artist Jay Jones, if he ever gets tired of rapping, the “Loyalty” song off In Tune We Trust, Edward Buckles’ tribute documentary on himself, and more.

Weezy also revealed that there will be special guests at this year’s “Lil Weezyana Fest” and Nicki Minaj will be there “if she feels like it”. He event mentioned that “Like A Man” was a song he recorded years ago, but ONHEL re-did the beat, so they decided to put it out.

Of course the interview wouldn’t be complete without Wayne giving an update on his upcoming Tha Carter V album to which he said the project is “ready” and he could release it at any time, but he wants to drop it the right way as us fans deserve that!

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