Kick, Push: Rappers and Skateboarding

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Kick, Push: Rappers and Skateboarding

Skateboarders have loved and been influenced by rap for decades now, but it was mostly a one-way relationship — until now. The hip hop community is unabashedly embracing skateboarding like never before. On Wednesday, September 26, Lil Wayne, who last year needed stitches after a skating slip-and-fall, cut the ribbon on his new Trukstop skate park, located in the Lower 9th Ward of his native New Orleans. The grand opening came just a few weeks after Weezy announced he was launching a new shoe line with skate-shoemaker Supra. He also premiered his Trukfit skating apparel line earlier this year. But Weezy's moves are just the latest sign of the convergence between hip hop and skating. Click on for a look at rappers on wheels. —Alex Gale

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