Swizz Beatz Has Lil Wayne Fully Loaded & Weezy Brings The Smoke (Video)
2018 has marked a significant year for Lil Wayne. Late last month the New Orleans, Louisiana rapper dropped his long-awaited album, Tha Carter V. This week he received the “I Am Hip Hop Award” at the corresponding BET Awards. Now, Weezy’s involved in some visual content as he enlists Swizz Beatz, who has his own LP coming soon, to join him for the video to his popular single “Uproar.”
Directed by Mills Miller and featuring a cameo appearance by viral “In My Feelings” dancer Shiggy, the video is almost something you’d see from the duo during Wayne’s peak. It’s also a nod to former Bad Boy Records artist G. Dep and his song and video for “Special Delivery,” from 2001’s Child Of The Ghetto. In the visual, Shiggy, along with other background dancers, shake it and pop-lock it in cutaway shots while Weezy delivers some of his best bars in years.
Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 after moving over 480,000 album equivalent units in its first week, proving that fans were hungry for what was next from the Rap legend during a complicated impasse. As mentioned, Swizz Beatz is also on track to release his second solo studio LP Poison on November 2. It features appearances by Wayne, as well as Kendrick Lamar, Jadakiss, Styles P, Nas, Jim Jones, Pusha-T, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, and others.
G. Dep’s “Special Delivery” featured P. Diddy and was the second single from the Harlem rapper’s debut album. That Bad Boy video was directed by Nick Quested and Bad Boy Records President Harve Pierre and featured Dep, Puffy, and Black Rob, who made a cameo appearance, uniting to become a package delivery company they called “Bad Boy Express” while delivering packages to people out of a delivery truck.