Weezy Week: Photos of Lil Wayne in Tampa Bay through the years
(All week, Soundcheck is paying tribute to the unusual life and career of Lil Wayne with a series of features we’re calling Weezy Week.)
Coming up in New Orleans, Lil Wayne has long had ties to the Gulf Coast of Florida. He's been coming here for years, since well before mainstream audiences adopted and accepted him as one of the greatest rappers of all time.
One man who's been shooting Lil Wayne for years is tbt* photographer Luis Santana, who has shot Weezy at venues ranging from defunct Ybor City nightclubs like Fuel to cavernous venues like Tropicana Field. We asked him to dig up some of his favorite shots of Weezy through the years -- as well as some by other local photographers -- and compiled the slideshow above. Click the headline to see it.