Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The film Lil' Wayne tried to ban!

Tonight was a screening of the sold-out "The Carter: Lil' Wayne" hosted by Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater. The film is produced by Quincy Jones III's company QD3, and directed by Adam Bhala Lough ("Bomb The System"), but its not been without its own controversy after Lil' Wayne tried to stop the revealing film from being distributed!

Cinefamily was flooded with requests to see this doc so it has set up three additional showings...never seen that happen before! A great fly-on-the-wall film that captures Lil' Wayne in his world and not hiding behind some MTV show facade. The Q&A session with QD3 and Lough gave the audience the chance to peek further "behind the curtain" and learn what it was like to shoot "The Carter: Lil' Wayne" as part of Lil' Wayne's entourage for seven months.

Classic Lil' Wayne quote: "I would put cocaine back into Coke...Lil' Wayne for President!"

"Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. is the internationally known rapper Lil' Wayne -- his most recent album went platinum in a week, and he just might be the voice of his generation. But this ain't no VH1 rock doc. Rather, it is an intoxicating journey into the thoughts and world of an extremely complicated man whose creative force is something to behold. Lil' Wayne never stops recording -- he has a portable studio that he carries around in a black bag, and it allows him to lay down a track anytime, anywhere. His work is his own: unfiltered, uncensored, raw, and powerful. Director Adam Bhala Lough has gained unbelievable access to the artist's public and private lives, and captures remarkably candid moments, such as Lil' Wayne recounting his first sexual experience, as well as him talking openly about his drug habits. Following him all over the country and to Amsterdam, Lough mixes fly-on-the-wall footage of Lil' Wayne in his hotel room and on his bus with artfully composed concert footage. The result is a shockingly intimate portrait of one of the most inspired (and eccentric) musicians of modern America."
Sundance Film Festival 2009

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