By Vanessa Denis, with reporting by Sway Calloway
During the “Welcome Home, Weezy” special edition of “RapFix Live” on Thursday (November 4), Lil Wayne’s personal videographer DJ Scoob Doo explained the origin of his “Nino Brown: Road To Rikers Part 1” DVD, which boasts personal footage of Lil Wayne.
“I think it took me taking a chance by creating, the ‘Nino Brown’ without him knowing, kinda like being the fly on the wall, if you will,” the Cash Money insider told Sway during the interview.
Scoob Doo went on to explain the filming process and how he gathered the footage.
“I would have a camera crew handy and I would get footage, maybe for a weekend,” he said. “And then probably eleven months would pass and then I would get maybe two minutes of footage and then four months would pass and I would probably get ten minutes.”
The “Nino Brown” DVD’s look at Wayne’s evolution and journey when he wasn’t performing in a way that makes the series so special. But was there ever a time when the filming had been intrusive?
“I didn’t know if there was a boundary, but I never really tried to overexert anything,” explained DJ Scoob Doo. “It was just, kinda like natural. It was like the camera was just on, the camera was just off. Everything was genuine from the start.”
DJ Scoob Doo and Lil Wayne boast a natural relationship so the concept for the DVD was never part of a publicity stunt. Instead, the “Nino Brown” title originated from one of Lil Wayne’s lyrics.
“To put it in perspective, the whole mission of this ’Nino Brown 3’ thing started with the ’I’m Single’ video … when Wayne was talking about ‘had to cancel that bitch like Nino’ that corresponds to the Nino Brown.”
Scoob Doo is currently wrapping up part three of “Nino Brown” and is aiming to begin part 4 with Lil Wayne soon.
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