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Lil Wayne skate park ready to launch

Rap superstar Lil Wayne will head home to his native New Orleans, Louisiana later this month (Aug12) to officially open a new skateboarding park.

The Lollipop hitmaker became the face of beverage brand Mountain Dew's new advertising campaign in March (12), and the two parties teamed up to build a state-of-the-art recreational retreat for youngsters in the city, which was hit hard by 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

The DEWeezy Skate Park is set to launch on 29 August (12) and avid skateboarding fan Wayne will be on hand to take part in a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.

His manager Cortez Bryant says, "We are thrilled to move forward with the next phase of the DEWeezy campaign. Lil Wayne is passionate about skateboarding and the New Orleans community and this campaign fits those passions together seamlessly."

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