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Lil Wayne Has to Pay QDIII $2 Million

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Damn, Wayne tried to come in for 700% and it backfired on him. Not only did he lose the lawsuit he filed against the filmmaker, he lost the countersuit QDIII filed against him. Maybe he should’ve took that deposition a little more seriously.

Lil Wayne just lost his case against Quincy Jones III over the documentary about the rapper, and even worse for him, he lost the countersuit QIII filed against him.

The jury ordered Lil Wayne to pay Quincy $2,195,000. Quincy’s countersuit alleged Lil Wayne wrongfully jock blocked the release of the film, screwing up its profit potential.

via TMZ

Previously: Lil Wayne Desposed in Lawsuit Against QDIII

Video: Scenes from “The Carter” Documentary

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

I’m hearing very good things about this documentary. Looking forward to seeing it. Surely quotables for days.

Hit the jump for 3 more scenes, along with the filmmaker QD3’s interview with DJ Skee.

“Repetition is the father of learning… I repeat, repetition is the father of learning.” – Lil Wayne

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Video: QD3 Talks “Lil Wayne: The Carter” Doc, ‘Fly On The Wall’ Approach

Friday, November 13th, 2009

“Typically, when we do documentaries, we sort of have a general understanding of what story we want to cover, and we’ll go get interviews to cover the gaps in the story. And we’ll do a lot of historical background and summarizing and stuff like that,” Jones told MTV News. “With Wayne, he was like, ‘I don’t want to do anything that’s really missionary. I want to give this a whole, new, fresh approach, so I don’t necessarily want to do a formal sit-down interview.’ And, I think, long-term, that worked out better for us, because sometimes when people do sit-town interviews and it’s like a formal interview, you have a chance to do knee-jerk responses, and a lot of the questions will be similar to what other people have asked him. In this case, we were like a fly on the wall in his life for, like, seven months before he dropped [Tha Carter III] and about two or three months after.”

“That’s a real special time in his career and life [when we filmed him]. He’ll never get that window back. That’s, like, the best time. We caught him leading up to Tha Carter III and then right after, when he went platinum. We were on the bus with him when he got the message. It was cool, because I think this is probably by far the most intimate film we’ve ever done, because he gave us so much access.”

Lil Wayne: The Carter DVD in stores November 17th.

Q&A footage from the NY screening and some flipcam of the actual movie, after the jump.

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Audio Podcast: QD3 x Chamillionaire – From Artist to Entrepreneur

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Live from Stanford University’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Lecture Series:

Successful Independent Promotion: From Artist to Entrepreneur
Hip-hop artists Quincy Jones III and Chamillionaire discuss mastering the business side of the music industry. Keeping up with cutting-edge technologies, production logistics, and finding creative ways to gain direct audience contact are essential tactics for the self-produced artist in the digital age.

It’s like 45 minutes though. Thanks to BigJohnMarsh for the heads up.

Previously: “Lil Wayne: The Carter” Documentary (Trailer) (Video)

Video: Quincy Jones, QD3 & Others Talk Tupac (2Pac)

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Devi Dev talks Tupac (2Pac) with Quincy Jones, Quincy Jones III (QD3), Tyrese Gibson, Andrew Young, Jeff Johnson and John Hope Bryant at 5MK (www.5millionkids.org/) launch event. This is Part 1 and We are just getting started! Tune in next week for more on this round table where the legendary panel talks, Lil Wayne, Re-Defining the meaning of Success and why we keep dumbing ourselves down, among other topics.