Lil Wayne’s Uproar
The Rapper Asks, ‘Where The Love Go?’
Since the release of Lil Wayne’s single “Uproar” in September, the rapper’s flow induced the #UproarChallenge. The dance challenge soon went viral and some submissions were compiled for the song’s music video directed by Mills Miller, which was released Friday.
Weezy is set up in a red-tinted room for the video’s three-minute duration. Appearances from Swizz Beatz, the producer who accompanied Wayne on the track, Shiggy, Kid Pat and Fatboy Sse add to the experience of the rap-loving viewers. The single-room setup is contrasted by the vibrant colors of outdoor graffiti walls and stadium bleachers where the dancers show off their impressive moves. The multigenerational dance crews breathe life into the well-crafted lyrics: “What the fuck though? Where the love go? / Five, four, three, two, I let one go.”
Wayne repeats “Where the love go?” throughout the song while he touches on wealth, drugs, sex and violence — common themes in the rap world. “Uproar” peaked at No. 7 on the Hot 100 chart on Oct. 13 and currently sits at No. 29. It marked the rapper’s 24th top-ten hit in his almost 20-year career.
The song is off Wayne’s most recent album, “Tha Carter V.” The album, released Sept. 28, became the artist’s fourth No. 1 album. “Tha Carter V” features a slew of well-known performers, including Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, his daughter Reginae Carter and the late XXXTENTACTION.