As we mentioned this past Friday inour weekly 305 Live local hip-hop news column
, Lil Wayne may be physically behind bars, but still, he's everywhere. This past Memorial Day Weekend may as well have been Weezy Weekend, as a barrage of new videos and remixes by him appeared, all recorded in a final scramble before he went away.
Among the most noteworthy -- and not just 'cause we're biased towards local love -- is the new video for Wayne's "Da Da Da," shot quickly atop the Marlin Hotel this past Super Bowl Weekend. It was part of a few days' flurry that saw Wayne quickly record a dozen videos for future release.
The final edit of the video, directed by local guy David Rousseau,
plays out more or less as a real-time straight performance clip, with
Wayne going crazy while backed by Mayday. In a Beatles-style move, the
rooftop gig was unannounced, and about half the video's shots are of
bemused but delighted fans below on Collins trying to get a peak.
The video debuted on MTV.com this past weekend
and, clever people they are over there, there is no embedding of it
for now. (That behind-the-scenes clip above comes from hip-hop
photographer extraordinaire Derick G.)
to check out the video on the MTV site. For extra credit, stay put and scroll down to check out a couple videos Rousseau has directed for Young Money and Pitbull.
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Young Money - "Roger That"
Pitbull - "Maldito Alcohol"