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Lil Wayne, Tyga and Future headed to Saudi Arabia this month

The trio of American rappers will perform at Al Diriyah heritage site on Saturday, November 30

Rapper Lil Wayne will perform in Saudi Arabia this month, along with Tyga and Future. Reuters
Rapper Lil Wayne will perform in Saudi Arabia this month, along with Tyga and Future. Reuters

Another day, another ream of musical talent headed for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Lil Wayne, Tyga and Future will perform at the Diriyah Music Festival on Saturday, November 30, as part of the country's Ad Diriyah season.

The concert, held at the heritage site north-west of Riyadh, will mark the first time Lil Wayne has performed in the kingdom, while Tyga and Future made an appearance at the Jeddah World Festival earlier this year.

Lil Wayne burst on to the rap scene in the 2000s, after starting out with hip-hop group Hot Boys before going solo, with his most famous tracks including Lollipop, Mirror and Sucker for Pain.

The rapper, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, has also featured on tracks by Destiny's Child, Usher and Drake, and scored a number of Grammys during his career.

Tyga, meanwhile, signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment label in 2008, though he has since moved to Good Music. The rapper, who rose to tabloid fame thanks to his relationship with Kylie Jenner in 2017, has spawned hits such as Taste, Ayo and Rack City.

Future, born Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, is known for tracks such as Mask Off, Low Life and Turn on the Lights, and has worked with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.

The trio will perform as part of Al Diriyah season, a month-long celebration that includes musical performances and events such as the Diriyah E Prix, before concluding on Saturday, December 21.

News of the concert comes a day after Miami-born rapper Pitbull, Jamaican reggae star Shaggy, and Puerto Rican singer Don Omar were revealed to be headlining a show at Al Diriyah on Friday, November 29.

This week, American pop rockers Imagine Dragons were also revealed to be playing in the kingdom as part of the Ad Diriyah E-Prix.

The Radioactive band will take to the stage on Friday, November 22, and are joined on the bill that night by Norwegian-British DJ Alan Walker and UK electronic stars Clean Bandit.

Colombian Grammy Award winner Maluma, meanwhile, will perform on Saturday, November 23, supported by Lebanese Canadian R&B singer Massari.

Tickets for the November 30 concert featuring Lil Wayne, Tyga and Future are on sale at www.diriyahseason.sa.

Updated: November 21, 2019 11:29 AM

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