News: Lil Wayne "Carter" Doc Dominates iTunes, Producer Shares Reaction
Friday, Nov 27, 2009 12:30PM
Lil Wayne's The Carter documentary has reportedly landed atop iTunes' Top 10 list of new films which included movie releases like last summer's blockbuster hit G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra.
According to reports, the film has taken over both United States and Canada charts.
A controversial new documentary about superstar rapper Lil Wayne has shot to the top of the iTunes movie charts. QD3 Entertainment's film The Carter is currently the No. 1 selling documentary on iTunes in the U.S. In addition to landing the top slot on Apple's iTunes U.S.' music store, The Carter is also in the Top 10 on the Canadian iTunes music store. (Gigulate)
Producer Quincy "QD3" Jones III has shared his reaction to the film's success.
"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," QD3 Entertainment CEO Quincy Jones III said in a statement. "We are very excited about continuing to innovate within the digital space." (All Hip Hop)
QD3 recently talked about his overall impression of Wayne.
"He has a total disregard for convention and what people think of him," Jones said in an interview. "The more we filmed of him, the more we realized 'This guy is a total rock star' and I think to some degree that's a breath of fresh air for hip hop because a lot of artists want to guard their images and they want to fit in to what going on already. With Wayne, he's always pushing the envelope and I think that's pretty cool." (CNN)
He previously hit up SOHH to reveal what fans could expect from Wayne's new documentary.
"The documentary shows, in my opinion, Wayne at one of his most precious moments which was seven months before he dropped his platinum album, Tha Carter III and then about two to three months after" QD3 explained. "So we capture him very intimately at that time. And what I was referring to in regards to his catalog and comparing it to Tupac is his work ethic which is unbelievable and I don't know if his fans truly appreciate how dedicated he is to the recording process. I think when people see the film, it's going to raise their respect level for him even though people already hold him in a very high regard. I think when they see this film, it's gonna take it to a whole 'nother level." (SOHH)
Check out QD3 speaking on his Lil Wayne documentary below: