A really big rap tour is exactly what the game needs right now. A rep for [artist id="2814953"]Soulja Boy Tell’em[/artist] told MTV News that the rapper will be joining [artist id="510062"]Lil Wayne[/artist] on tour this summer, along with [artist id="1243444"]Young Jeezy[/artist] and Wayne’s fast-rising protégé Drake. Sources in Wayne’s camp told MTV News they are confident that a tour with at least some of the four players will happen.
In May, [artist id="1283198"]Drake[/artist] told MuchMusic about a similar tour that, at the time, was supposed to include Jay-Z.
“God willing, if everything goes according to plan and everybody’s schedule is in place, then I will be on tour with some amazing people,” Drake said. “One of them being Jay-Z, one of them being Lil Wayne, one of them being Young Jeezy and one of them being me.”
Jay has lined up a tour this summer, with Ciara opening up some dates, that kicks off in Las Vegas on July 3.
Thursday night from the Los Angeles Lakers game, Soulja Boy Tell’em announced the tour on Twitter.
“TSA (Twitter Service Announcement) — I’m going on Tour with Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy & Drake this summer! Get ya tickets ASAP!!!!” he Tweeted.
Dates for the tour are still being locked down.
Drake has been working on Rihanna’s next album as well as his proper debut album. Soulja Boy has been in the lab recording, as has Young Jeezy. Wayne told us on Sunday that his long-awaited Rebirth album is done. It’s now scheduled for an August 18 release, although a new single has not been announced.
“I wanted to grow, and show my growth as well,” Wayne said after the MTV Movie Awards. “It’s a difference from when you go in a room and come out and you’re better and everyone says, ‘How did you do that?’ So with this album, I wanted everyone to see my growing pains.”
Wayne recently wrapped up his I Am Music Tour with T-Pain, Gym Class Heroes, Gorilla Zoe, Keyshia Cole and others.