News: QD3 On Working W/ Lil Wayne For "Carter" Doc, "He's Always Pushing The Envelope"
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2009 10:10AM
Producer Quincy "QD3" Jones III recently talked about his experience working with Lil Wayne for The Carter documentary and how the Grammy-winning artist holds no creative boundaries.
QD3 thinks Wayne has all of the characteristics of a rock star.
"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)
Director Adam Bhala Lough also touched on the crew's initial difficulties with Weezy throughout the filming.
"That's certainly a motif throughout the film is the trappings of fame and how it can really put pressure on one individual," Lough added. "There's the expectations on that person's shoulders and it's something any famous person can relate to whether it's Beyonce or Bono. They all have those trappings they have to negotiate from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to sleep." (CNN)
QD3 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)
He recently explained why the film initially went through a legal battle with Wayne's camp.
"While we were making the movie, it was all love," Jones explained in an interview. "And we played him the film and he was into it. He liked it and then they found out we got it into Sundance [Film Festival], everyone was excited. And just like, maybe seven to ten days before Sundance, all of a sudden, some people from his team said 'Pull the whole movie' and that's not in our agreement, it's not part of what we signed up for, everybody 'was' excited. So we're not sure what exactly the issue was, it's sort of a double edged sword but I think long-term, I believe, that this movie will make him iconic." (Urban Spin Online)
Check out QD3 speaking on his Lil Wayne documentary below: