Lil Wayne Talks First Movie, ‘Hurricane Season’

A track on Lil Wayne’s upcoming album Tha Carter III has been selected as the theme for the upcoming movie Hurricane Season, formerly titled Patriots it was announced today (June 6).

 

“Tie My Hands” is a duet with singer Robin Thicke and in addition to the track being featured on Tha Carter III, the digital release comes with an exclusive film version of the song featuring Lil Wayne rhyming about the movie.

 

Lil Wayne, who hails from New Orleans’ devastated 17th Ward, also has a starring role in Hurricane Season, which features Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Taraji Henson and fellow rapper Bow Wow.

 

The movie tells the true story of five basketball players in Marrero, Louisiana from different high schools, who end up on the same basketball team one year after Hurricane Katrina.

 

The players, under guidance from coach Al Collins, lead their high school to the state championship game.

 

“With all the tragedy that my home has suffered these last few years since Katrina, I was glad to see that someone wanted to show that through everything New Orleans also has some positive things going on,” Lil Wayne said. “I am also very happy that Hurricane Season is not only my first major part in a motion picture movie, but a movie about where I grew up.”

 

Hurricane Season is being directed by Tim Story (Fantastic Four) for The Weinstein Company, who revealed that the movie will hit theaters nationwide on Christmas Day.

 

“We are very excited about Hurricane Season and thrilled that the film has now inspired Lil Wayne’s powerful song. Today’s announcement is a huge addition to this highly anticipated film and will only help broaden the audience appeal. We look forward to continuing to work with Tim Story, Forest Whitaker, Lil Wayne, Raymond Brothers and the rest of the team as we get closer to the Christmas Day release date.”

 

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III is due to arrive in stores on June 10th.

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