Lil Wayne announces Sqvad Up skate app
Four time GRAMMY award-winning hip hop icon, LIL WAYNE, announces the release of “Lil Wayne: Sqvad Up,” a mobile skateboarding game app that will be available for download starting on June 10th across Apple and Android platforms. Lil Wayne: Sqvad Up, developed by mobile media and technology company, UTILITY, is a new, action packed game that celebrates the Hip Hop icon’s love for the thrill of skateboarding. Designed to be simple, fun and addictive for all audiences, the throwback arcade-style game offers users a chance to join Lil Wayne on an authentic tour of his hometown, New Orleans. The game soundtrack was curated by Lil Wayne himself and produced by Hollygrove-based producer Nesby Phips. For more information, you may follow Lil Wayne: Sqvad Up on Instagram: @sqvadupgame
“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.”
Dodging obstacles and hazards, players will skate as far and as long as they can all while earning stylized, customized new gear and other upgrades. Inspired by Lil Wayne’s passion for both skating and drones, the game will feature airborne skating and grinds powered by drones. A socially integrated leader board and soon-to-be-announced promotions will offer players opportunities to compete for “money can’t buy” prizes. Personally selected by Lil Wayne, Sqvad is the official skating team of Young Money and made up of Tyreek Morrison (TJ), Evan Hernandez, Yosef Rattif (Yoyo), Andrew Colbert, Jerme Knibbs and Edgard Benitez. Lil Wayne has pledged to help nurture each member and make them stars on and off the board.