It's been quite a year for Lil Wayne. His long-awaited album, Tha Carter III, not only finally came out, but it had the highest debut of any album this year. He's been nominated for more Grammy Awards — eight — than any other artist this year. He's been featured on songs by artists ranging from Kanye West to Kevin Rudolf...
Weezy will be the focus of a feature documentary, aptly titled "The Carter." The doc is set to premiere at the 25th annual Sundance Film Festival, which takes place January 15-25, MTV reports.
According to the festival's Web site, " 'Park City at Midnight' offers eight films that are likely to amuse, surprise, or shock the bleary eyed viewer and offer a lively last stop in the nightly film-going circuit."
The documentary was directed by Adam Bhala Lough, who is no stranger to documenting musicians on film. He previously directed "The Upsetter: The Life and Times of Lee 'Scratch' Perry." The documentary took a look at the legendary reggae producer and his enormous contributions to the genre and to music in general.
"The Carter" is said to take "an in-depth, intimate look at the artist Dwayne 'Lil Wayne' Carter Jr., proclaimed by many as the 'greatest rapper alive.' "
A trailer for the film (which can be found online) opens with Wayne standing onstage, proclaiming to the crowd, "I ain't sh-- without you," before the camera cuts to screaming fans. The clip is mainly concert footage, but Wayne's voice is heard in a voice-over explaining how his passion for rap set him apart.
"When they played hide-and-go-seek, I'd be on the porch rapping. When they played football, I'd be on the porch rapping," he says.