- No Worries ft. Detail
- Loyal ft. Lil Wayne, Tyga
- Ice ft. Lil Wayne
- High School ft. Lil Wayne
- Mirror ft. Bruno Mars
No Worries by Lil’ Waynes ft. Detail
Lil’ Waynes’ new hit song “No Worries” originally featured on his album “Dedication 4” (2012), and later released as the second single in his upcoming album “I Am Not a Human Being 2” set to release in 2013, was directed by Colin Tilley, and inspired by the 1998 cult classic “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”.
The video itself is recorded entirely in Nevada, where the above mentioned movie takes place. Lil Wayne can be seen as the representation of Raoul Duke, a journalist who professionally seeks to cover the Mint 400 race happening in the city, but on his own time wishes to find the American Dream, but is inhibited by chronic drug use of anything he can get his hands on. In many ways Lil Wayne can seem to take this role in his own life, as a young man he sought the American Dream of fame and fortune, but his own battles with drugs took a turn for the worse in 2008, when his search bus was pulled over and searched by the Yuma County border patrol. On board the bus they found marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, and other drug related items.
Many of the iconic images of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” are presented prominently in “No Worries”, such as the notable red convertible that Raoul Duke drove, and hotel room floor appearing altered. However, many of the more drastic and dark scenes remain absent from the video, such as Dr. Gonzo begging Duke to throw a tape recorder into his bathtub, thus killing him, or any mention of the girl Lucy, whom Gonzo gave LSD too without her knowing.
As the video nears its end Lil Wayne is seen heading to what is presumably his hotel room, as the party gets crazier and crazier. In Hunter S. Thompsons’ book, Raoul Duke rarely left his room, instead he contented to spend his nights in Vegas making ridiculous room service calls and terrorizing his attorney and partner, Dr. Gonzo. However, “No Worries” has the room scene play out a little differently, with strippers and wild partying rampant, he carelessly destroys the hotels property as the video ends with him pouring a bottle of alcohol onto the floor, surrounded by party-goers.