Lil’ Wayne and Drake – Hip Hop’s New Power Couple?

With Beyoncé and Jay Z rumoured to be on rocky ground, it seems Drake and Lil’ Wayne could be on track to steal their power couple crown. The Young Money duo are no strangers to collaboration, previously teaming up for tracks including Drake’s ‘The Motto’ and Weezy’s current single ‘Believe Me’.  However, this Summer the collaboration has blown up to include not only new music and a joint tour but, if recent social media posts to be believed, a pair of custom Jordans.

The ‘Drake vs. Lil’ Wayne Tour’ will storm through the U.S over the next 5 weeks.  A bespoke App created for the tour will allow the audience to vote for which of the hip hop heavyweights will reign victorious each evening, in what is being pitched as the ultimate rap battle.  In honour of the event, Drake revealed a pair of commemorative Air Jordan 3 sneakers on his Instagram yesterday. The all black ‘Drake vs. Lil Wayne’ 3 features a gold Jumpman on the heel tab, a red Jumpman on the tongue and the tour logo on the insole along with the OVO owl.

Their latest joint musical offering ‘Grindin’’, debuted at their show in New York on Friday, is a slow jam with bite, where the rap giants talk of hardships and hustling over a compelling piano sample and heavy bass line. The track, produced by Boi-1da and Vinylz, is sure to feature on Wayne’s next album ‘Carter V’, expected for release imminently.

 

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