Published on June 16th, 2016 | by Daja Marie
Rapper Lil Wayne performs onstage at the Samsung booth at E3 Expo 2016 in Los Angeles
Lil Wayne was in high spirits when he performed a surprise show for fans at the Samsung booth at E3 Expo 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. He performed snippets of 15 songs including “A Milli,” I’m Going In,” “Lollipop,” and “Truffle Butter,” to promote his mobile skateboarding game Sqvad Up. The crowd sang along to their favorites, and the production included six skateboarders who skated behind the rapper. At E3, Samsung is demoing the company’s latest technologies to provide off-the-charts immersive experiences for thrill-seeking gamers, including the most buzzed about 4D VR Chairs, where users experience what it’s like to take the dips and dives of a roller coaster in a 4D experience through a Gear VR headset.
About Sqvad Up 360 and Samsung’s Partnership with Lil Wayne at E3:
Lil Wayne has teamed up with Samsung Electronics America to present the game at E3, the world’s premiere trade show for computer and video games, where the multi-platinum selling superstar made a special appearance for fans who visited Samsung at the show. Additionally, Lil Wayne teased Sqvad Up 360 at E3. Captured with Samsung’s Gear 360 camera, Sqvad Up 360 allows fans to teleport into Wayne’s body or ride along with the crew and learn more about Wayne’s passion for skating, his inspirations for creating the mobile app, and what he hopes to do next in the space. Fans following E3 can use Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus to view the content in Samsung Milk VR, a premium virtual reality content service.
About Sqvad, his skating crew:
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.
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