Lil Wayne Brings the Harlem Shake Back to Life in 'Uproar' Video With Swizz Beatz
Lil Wayne returns on Friday (Oct. 19) with the dance-themed visual to his Tha Carter V standout cut "Uproar."
The Mills Miller-directed clip arrives in celebration of the #UproarChallenge that swept through the nation just days after the bop's release, inviting fans to upload their own funky renditions to social media.
Weezy kicks off the flick, joined on set by the anthemic tune's producer Swizz Beatz, who drew inspiration from G-Dep's "Special Delivery" when crafting the beat. The 504 native spits his bristling rhymes, while the scene pans to dancing cameos from "In My Feelings" challenge creator Shiggy, Instagram comic Fatboy SSE, and Kid Pat.
Wayne made sure not to forget about the streets that birthed him, providing a platform for various dance crews and talented kids to show off their choreographed moves throughout the video to a wide-spread audience. Tha Carter V notched the 36-year-old his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200, moving 480,000 equivalent album units in the first week of sales. Wayne was also recently honored with BET's "I Am Hip-Hop" award.
"Uproar" currently sits at No. 29 on the Hot 100. Check out the new video below.