(AllHipHop News) Rapper Lil Wayne has a new app, and a new crew he is representing to go along with it.
Today (June 7), Lil Wayne revealed his up Sqvad Up skateboarding app, as well as the members of the new Sqvad skating crew, which is the official team for his Young Money brand.
Skaters Tyreek Morrison (TJ), Evan Hernandez, Yosef Rattif (Yoyo), Andrew Colbert, Jerme Knibbs and Edgard Benitez make up the Sqvad skateboarding team.
Lil Wayne will act as a personal mentor each member of the Sqvad team and aid the team in all aspects of their careers.
The rapper recently inked a deal with mobile/technology company UTILITY to develop and launch the “Lil Wayne: Sqvad Up” app to promote his latest brand. The game allows users to skate around New Orleans, while dodging obstacles and hazards.
“I’m super excited to drop my first mobile skateboarding game Lil Wayne: Sqvad Up as a way to share my passion for skateboarding. It’s also special to celebrate all that makes my home of Hollygrove and New Orleans such a dope place,” says Lil Wayne. “I started skateboarding at 29, not just because I thought it looked cool, but also because I wanted to be able to inspire kids to get outside and play. Skating is a perfect way for kids today to stay out of trouble and be positive and active.”
Lil Wayne is planning to debut the new app at E3, where he appear on behalf of Samsung. During his time at their booth, the rapper plans to unveil a Virtual Reality version of the game called Sqvad Up 360 shot using Samsung’s Gear 360 camera.
Lil Wayne’s skateboarding game app will be available for download starting on June 10th across Apple and Android platforms.