Q-Tip Welcomes Lil Wayne To The Universal Zulu Nation

Throughout his lengthy career, Lil Wayne has claimed allegiance to the Hot Boys, the Cash Money Billionaires, and Rich Gang, but did you know that he is also down with the Universal Zulu Nation?


According to Lil Wayne friend and collaborator Q-Tip, Weezy F. is down with the New York City-based origination popularized by Afrika Bambaataa, dating back to the 1970s. On Twitter this past week, the A Tribe Called Quest front man announced the union in two separate tweets.


Q-Tip’s upcoming solo album, his third studio LP (fourth overall) is to be titled The Last Zulu. The Universal Music Group release will be The Abstract’s first LP since signing with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music. West, along with Tip, have worked with Lil Wayne, most notably on 2013’s “Thank You,” which additionally featured Busta Rhymes.

The Universal Zulu Nation is historically a by-the-people, for-the-people collective focused on preserving the origins, intent, and fundamentals of Hip-Hop culture. Its longtime defacto leader was Afrika Bambaataa, credited as one of Hip-Hop’s founding fathers, who is also a DJ. Notably, in 2008, Wayne criticized the role of the DJ, during a magazine cover story.

Additionally, the New Orleans, Louisiana native, and multi-platinum superstar has criticized the city of New York, where he was famously arrested, and later convicted several years ago on a gun charge. More recently, he released Tha Carter V single “Gotti,” featuring The LOX.

Did Wayne make right with the Hip-Hop gods, or is this a little fishy?

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