Travis Barker teamed up with Lil Wayne and Rick Ross to unveil the visual for their single, “Gimme Brain.” The song, which originally debuted in December, is the first track from Barker’s very own DTA Records label.
The three music veterans came together to give fans a blast from the past, specifically the early 2000s when punk rock perfectly complemented hip-hop music. The music video starts off with the legendary drummer demonstrating his skill set on the instrument he knows best — the drums, of course. Weezy subsequently shouts him out as he stands in front of a neon green luxury LaFerrari while gripping onto his signature white cup.
Effortlessly spitting rhymes, video shots range from Lil Wayne in the warehouse having a blast to other shots of women dancing in provocative lingerie. Rick Ross finally assists in the latter half of the Andrew Sandler-directed music video, which features fluorescent lighting as well as UFC fighter Nate Diaz and Trippie Redd.
Lil Wayne will release his 13th album Funeral on Friday, January 31st. The set will be under Young Money Records/Republic Records, and very little details have been released thus far. No track list has been previewed, but a music snippet was teased by the rapper on Instagram. The album comes after his 2018 Tha Carter V and a recent tour with the rock trio, Blink 182.
Lil Wayne has four No. 1 hits under his name on the Billboard 200 albums chart, including Tha Carter III, Tha Carter V, Tha Carter IV and I am Not a Human Being. He has 11 top 10 hits in total on the listing, including Tha Carter II, Rebirth, I Am Not a Human Being II, Like Father, Like Son, Tha Block is Hot, Tha Carter and 500 Degreez.
The legendary artist had an even more impressive track record on the Hot 100 chart. He has three No. 1 hit singles, including “Down” with Jay Sean, “Lollipop” with Static Major and “I’m the One” alongside Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled, Quavo and Chance the Rapper. He went on to have 24 top 10 hits on the Hot 100 with some of the following songs: “She Will” with Drake, “Soldier” with T.I. and Destiny’s Child, “How to Love,” Look at Me Now” with Chris Brown and Busta Rhymes, “Right Above It” with Drake and “A Milli,” among others.
Lil Wayne’s Funeral will be available on all streaming platforms on Friday, January 31st.