As the tenth anniversary of the devastation that rocked New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina approaches, President Obama and President Bush flocked to the city in show of diplomatic support. But the city’s hip-hop ambassador, Lil Wayne is prepping to do the the commanders-in-chief one better. Gifting his native town with a personalized live gesture, the rapper’s clever namesake Lil WeezyAna Fest is set to commemorate a moment many would rather forget with a night of live music.
Hitting the Champions Square stage last night (Aug. 27) for his sound check, a preview of his set reveals a barrage of renditions of his greatest hits. Though his manager Cortez Bryant was reluctant to reveal any surprises in store, he simply noted that the festival would be “good for the city.” One huge very spoiler has been divulged, however: the reunion of the Hot Boys. As Weezy ran thru fan favorites and mixtape cuts during his sound check, Mannie Fresh and Juvenile were spotted at the venue, confirming that the group would indeed take the stage together.