^ This is the entire new Lil Wayne documentary, The Carter, which won multiple awards at Sundance, and is absolutely worth a full viewing.
Apparently Wayne's people pulled their support for the project a week or two after it premiered, and although most of the film is positive, it's easy to see why. Aside from the blatant display of his drug habit and neglect of his daughter, the film accurately captures the insanity of Wayne's superstar status: unending interviews, recording, shows, syrup and weed, and the consequent lack of friendships or real relationships that surrounds it all. His only real friend, his tour manager, calls Wayne out on all of this too, which doesn't really help the cause.
Still, aside from the negatives, there's a lot to respect about Wayne after seeing this. His work ethic and dedication to his craft trumps 99% of the people on the planet (of course quality and quantity don't quite sync in Wayne's portfolio, but whatever). His energy and enthusiasm for the game is also unmatched, especially after everything is said and done the dude probably sleeps 1 hour a week.
And he still makes shit that I like, which I can't quite figure out yet. Off the new mixtape No Ceilings, yadig?:
LIL WAYNE FT GUDDA GUDDA - BREAK UP
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Posted by DUKES at 4:28 PM