Lil Wayne is looking for a comeback after doing some hard time in New York’s infamous Rikers Island prison on an attempted gun possession charge. And, “6′7″ is the track he’s hanging his hat on, complete with an “Inception” flavored video.
Wheezy collaborates on the track with with producer Bangladesh and Bronx rapper Cory Gunz .
Notably it samples “Banana Boat Song,” a tune first made popular by the “King of Calypso” Harry Belafonte in the 1950s. It may be best known for the lyric “Day-O.”
The video opens with Wayne in an Inception-like dream-world, which may have been influenced by his own surreal journey from the top of hip-hop to a cold gray cell in one of America’s most notorious prisons.
“Honestly, the first thing that I appreciated when I got out was not having to wear handcuffs,” Wayne told MTV News from the set of his “6 Foot 7 Foot” video.
Because of his celebrity status, he wore shackles every time he moved through the prison’s various buildings.
“That was my first time walking out of there [without handcuffs], ’cause you know I always had to be transferred to one building from another to another just to do certain things, and they had so many special procedures with me,” he said.
Lil’ Wayne won’t wake up in the “Inception” take off, so his hander says give him the kick. Wayne does a back dive into a tub of water a la Leonaro DiCaprio in the movie.
From there, he breaks into the Banana Boat sample as the scenes flash from reality to his dream world.
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