Carter V season is here (almost). Today, we were supposed to be blessed with the 11th studio album from the Young President, Lil Wayne. Weezy F was going to deliver his fifth installment of his classic Carter series right in time for Halloween. It has since been delayed, but that won’t stop us from getting hyped.
Coming from the heart of New Orleans, Wayne has been a fan of the Saints since birth. When he isn’t rooting for the Saints, he is cheering on his other favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. Just before the 2011 Super Bowl, Wayne remixed Wiz Khalifa’s popular song “Black and Yellow” into a tribute to the Packers, calling the song “Green & Yellow.”
As any fan of rap knows, Wayne knows his sports. He has dropped a track called “Sportscenter,” dedicated the song “No Quitter, Go Getter” to the Olympian Michael Phelps, and has appeared on ESPN television shows numerous times.
He throws sports references into a ton of songs, and this article is dedicated to the clever sports mentions that Lil Wayne has included in his songs throughout the years.
If you don’t believe that Lil Wayne is a true sports fan than you are sadly mistaken. Wayne has teamed up with athletes to drop hints about Tha Carter V. On April 28, Kobe Bryant tweeted out a promo poster for the album. In the tweet he made the world aware that Carter V season has begun. “Carter V Season” was all Kobe. He came up with it. Two months later, Chris Paul dropped a new track for Wayne titled “Krazy.” Again, another NBA star utilizing social media to help promote Wayne’s new album.
This proves how heavily involved Lil Wayne is with sports. Read the rest of this article and witness some awesome lyrical content geared towards modern day athletics. Here’s A History of Lil Wayne’s Sports References in Rap.
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