News: Lil' Wayne Makes Sundance Film Festival Debut, "Got Money" Producers React To Grammy Nom
Monday, Dec 8, 2008 10:59AM
Lil' Wayne will make his Sundance Film Festival debut next month with a new documentary entitled The Carter that offers a rare personal depiction of Weezy F. Baby.
"Rap, I was put in for it," Weezy states in the film's trailer. "When they play hide and go seek, I'll be on the porch rapping. When they play football, I'll be on the porch rapping."
Led by renowned film director Adam Bhala Lough, fans of the Cash Money artist will be introduced to Wayne's early days in hip-hop. "I wrote my first rap at eight," Weezy continues. "Talking about f*cking, smoking, shootin' guns, same sh*t. All that crazy sh*t everybody loves.
Set for a showing at the festival from January 15-20, The Carter will also feature mentor and Cash Money CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams and Cortez Williams.
In related, Weezy's "Got Money" duo producers Play-N-Skillz recently reflected on their Grammy nominations, which were among Wayn'e eight nominations.
"For the song to be nominated itself was shocking," Play told Billboard. "After we remade the song, which is tough to do, we laid the chorus idea and gave it to Pitbull, but it didn't make it to him in time. T-Pain ended up singing the chorus, he put it in Wayne's hands, and the rest is history."
Along with "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration," Weezy is also on board to compete for "Album of the Year." The 51st Grammy Awards will take place Sunday, February 8 in Los Angeles, California.