Everybody's talking about Lil Wayne's "Unplugged" premiere on MTV last night. You can watch each performance on demand here. Props to MTV for creating a show that has been around for more than two decades and remains relevant and unmarred (sorry, "Real World") as today's buzz proves. Check out the simplicity of the staging and the way they've immersed Wayne in the crowd.
Also, I like that the director gave us lots of chances to take Wayne in. He is such an fascinatingly weird looking hobbit of a dude when you really take the time to look at him and yet he commands the crowd like a true rock star. He's sort of like Bob Dylan in that way. To see what I'm talking about, watch Wayne's cover of Tupac's "Hail Mary" with lots of closeups starring his insane diamond encrusted grill.
The other standout...
is the previously unreleased "Nightmares of the Bottom" from the upcoming Tha Carter IV(release date has yet again been pushed back to August 29th). Here is Wayne as philosophical wordslayer which is, of course, very Bob too.
Lyric I loved: I'm looking in my rear view, I see the world in it, I try to slow down and I get rear ended. Pause like a red light. I'm dead right? Highway to heaven, God do you see my headlights? (Hat Tip: killerhiphop.com)