Super producer turned movie producer QD3’s documentary following the life and times of Lil Wayne has shot up to the top spot on ITunes. Noted for his “Beef” DVD series, QD3 and his camera crew followed Wayne on the road for nearly a year. The ending result was a film that received rave reviews and praise at the Sundance Film Festival. Following its Sundance debut, the film was released to the public on November 17 and has since rushed to the top spot. The trail to the top did not come without controversy however, before its national release QD3 found himself the target of a lawsuit.
As previously reported QD3 told HipHopWired that the documentary’s objective was not to show the Young Money President negatively but to show him as a true artist and workaholic.
The main thing that the documentary shows… I think a lot of people would imagine that Wayne is hanging out in clubs with a bunch of women and drinking champagne and that sort of thing. But I would say the main thing you learn when you watch the film is that Wayne is a workaholic. Straight up. After seeing this I think a lot of people will respect his process a lot more. We were with him like 7 or 8 months before he went platinum and then maybe two months after. That’s the period we were shooting him for and I remember one day when he got a text from Sylvia Rhone that he went platinum, he was like, “O.K.” He didn’t even flinch. He was “O.K., cool” and “get off my bus, I gotta record.”
To see the real world of Lil Wayne pick up QD3’s “The Carter” documentary on ITunes for $14.99.