Weezy Week recap: Photos, reviews, stories and your comprehensive guide to Lil Wayne in Tampa
Sadly, like all good things, Weezy Week is coming to an end. We've had fun delving into the life and mind of Lil Wayne this week, and we'll be covering his concert with T.I., Tyga, G-Eazy and Hit-Boy at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Saturday (click here for tickets).
Let's take a look back at Weezy Week 2013, shall we?
-- We welcomed you to Weezy Week by positing: "When it comes to Lil Wayne, discerning fact from fiction, man from myth, can be a Herculean task.... As a pure pop personality, Lil Wayne has grown impossible to pigeonhole. He’s not a larger-than-life mogul like Jay-Z, an antagonistic artiste like Kanye West, a braggadocious behemoth like Rick Ross, a reclusive visionary like Eminem. He’s a cipher, a cryptid, a 'Martian.'" Click here.
-- We broke down Lil Wayne's weird, wild 2013, from his life-threatening seizures to his beefs with Chris Bosh and Emmett Till's family. Click here.
-- We combed through our archives to find some amazing photos of Lil Wayne in Tampa Bay through the ages. Huge shout-out to tbt*'s Luis Santana, who's been shooting Weezy since 2005, for this excellent gallery. Click here.
-- The Tampa Bay Rays' David Price talked about what it's like to be one of Lil Wayne's favorite athletes. Click here.
-- Lil Wayne has been to the Skatepark of Tampa about a half-dozen times in the past few years. Why? And how? Skatepark founder Brian Schaefer explained. Click here.
-- We exploerd some of our favorite random factoids about Lil Wayne, from his tattoos to his fascination with rock music to his work with Paris Hilton. Click here.
-- We reminisced about the time Lil Wayne interviewd NFL stars on the red carpet of ESPN's 2009 Super Bowl party in downtown Tampa. Click here.
-- Rapper-producer Hit-Boy, who's opening Saturday's show, talked about what it's like working with Lil Wayne (as well as Jay-Z and Kanye West on N----s in Paris.) Click here.
-- Local radio stars Orlando Davis and Anjali "Queen B" McGuire told some personal tales of coming into contact with Lil Wayne, including the time Weezy told Orlando, "I got shot in Tampa!" Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*