Great concert films can capture the raw emotions of artists and how they interact with their entourage, business managers and fans while on tour. Since the amazing Dave Chappelle’s Block Party film in 2005, there hasn’t been a hip-hop concert film that has garnered national attention.
That will all change once Lil Wayne’s “I Am Music 2” tour concludes. The New Orleans rapper revealed that several videographers have captured every moment of the 24-city tour, which concludes today (May 1) in East Rutherford, NJ.
Along with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and Travis Barker were other featured acts. Memorable moments on the tour included Nicki Minaj giving lap dances to Lil Wayne and NBA players Chris Paul and Steve Nash; Drake’s surprise performance in New Orleans; and Rick Ross allowing Wale to perform in his hometown, Washington D.C., and E-40 and Too Short were on stage in the Bay Area.
“I just felt like a movie like this hasn’t come out in so long,” Lil Wayne said to Sway of MTV News. “At that time when they put those movies out, we as the fans were interested in what they were doing on the road. … Nobody hasn’t came around since then that was that interesting other than Young Money. It’s going to be real major; it’s going to be real big.” –a.r.