“The Carter” – a Lil Wayne Documentary

“Every film-maker should be so lucky to be granted a character as unique as Lil Wayne to explore, despite the seemingly unlimited access to him and his world which he has promised us, he wouldn’t sit down with us for interviews … Therefore we have done our best to reveal intimate details of his life through is music and lyrics.” – Adam Bhala Lough

Lil Wayne, or Weezy has he will be known sporadically through this review, is a popular platinum selling rap artist out of New Orleans with his own successful record lable.  His father “Birdman” aka “Baby” is also a rapper and record label owner and as such Wayne has been living rich since the early 90’s.  Weezy’s body of work contains over 50 official and unofficial album releases and over 1000 unreleased singles.  Lyrically he can, and often does, flip between interesting insights on life to outrageous nonsense in seconds.  Wayne’s influences are difficult to gauge as he only seems to listen to his own music… If any musician deserves a documentary Weezy deserves a documentary!

“Dear Mister Toilet… I’m the shit” – Lil Wayne

Weezy is actually a rather pleasant subject given his various addictions! (I should point out that Lil Wayne is an avid weed smoker and an addict to promethazine-codeine or as we’d know it “cough medicine” or  “syrup” as it has been coined has become synonymous with Lil Wayne’s name.) and doesn’t appear to be uncooperative with the film maker so quite why Adam Bhala Lough couldn’t achieve his film making goals is a mystery: What exactly was his angle? Did he even have one at all?  The obvious choice would be one that’s only briefly touched upon: Wayne’s various addictions and how it has effected his relationships with family and friends.  Whilst Wayne is quite clearly uncomfortable with giving out personal information, his friends seem more than happy to talk about him and his past.

“Why complain on Easy Streets, I don’t even talk I let the Visa speak.” – Lil Wayne

With the quality of some recent high profile documentaries it’s also a bit of a disappointment to see so much terrible camera work and grainy footage.  Overall “The Carter” is a missed opportunity and, though Wayne constantly gives a great deal of energy with his twitchy mannerisms, general swagger and his outlandish tattoo’d face, it looks not unlike the production could have been filmed on a mobile phone (and if so it would have been just as watch able)

“Fuck what you heard, like my dicks against your eardrum” – Lil Wayne

Don’t get me wrong I was entertained, but that was no thanks to the director, its all down to the star of the show…


2 Responses to ““The Carter” – a Lil Wayne Documentary”


  2. GW Paperstacks Says:

    I should send your ass back to Crenshaw Pete with his hot-ass coat hangers, bitch!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: