Lil Wayne Documentary Shoots to Number One on iTunes
The documentary, entitled ‘The Carter,’ follows Weezy on the road for almost a year, depicting all the predictable highs and lows: flashes of brilliance, extreme work ethic and sizzurp induced ramblings. Receiving rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, the documentary was almost blocked by Wayne’s management, but was thankfully released internationally on DVD on Nov. 17.
“Having our Lil Wayne ‘The Carter’ documentary place in the Top 10 on both U.S. and Canadian iTunes store within the first 48 hours, competing neck and neck with multi-million dollar studio films such as ‘Bruno’ and ‘GI Joe’ during Christmas season, is quite a feat for a self-distributed indie doc and beyond our expectations,” said executive producer QD3. “We are very excited about continuing to innovate within the digital space.”
The film also features interviews with Wayne, his management, his daughter Reginae and many others.
“I think a lot of people would imagine that Wayne is hanging out in clubs with a bunch of women and drinking champagne and that sort of thing,” QD3 explained about the film. “But I would say the main thing you learn when you watch the film is that Wayne is a workaholic. Straight up. After seeing this I think a lot of people will respect his process a lot more. We were with him like seven or eight months before he went platinum and then maybe two months after. That’s the period we were shooting him for and I remember one day when he got a text from Sylvia Rhone that he went platinum, he was like, “OK” He didn’t even flinch. He was “OK, cool” and “get off my bus, I gotta record.”
Wayne’s upcoming “rock” album, ‘Rebirth,’ is scheduled for a Dec. 21 release. For more information on the film, or to purchase it, go here.