Lil Wayne’s had a column in Entertainment and Sports Programming Network’s online version of its print publication since 2008 and talked shop with notable writers Michael Smith and Woody Paige courtesy of Tony Reali back in early 2009. When Wayne began a temporary eight-month stay at Rikers Island in early 2010 courtesy of pleading guilty to a gun possession charge, he passed the time by blogging about sports.
Now, Lil Wayne is putting that passion for professional athletics, a recent penchant for odd behavior, and a seeming want to not rap into video form. He released Weezy’s Sports Corner on December 24 with producer/friend Derick G.
The program features the Young Money president on a couch, surrounded by paraphernalia of the only publicly owned non-profit corporation in the NFL (aka the Green Bay Packers), talking about the NBA, skateboarding, and every major athletic competition in betwen.
“Sports only,” says Wayne in the premiere. “This will be an unscripted show, unrehearsed show. I’ll talk about whatever I want to talk about. I’ll talk freely. If I have guests, they can talk freely, and they can speak about whatever they want to speak about.”
The first installment is broken up into seven parts and new episodes are promised every Saturday. If you’re the kind of person who wishes your AM sports radio commentary was delivered by way of video camera and America’s most popular rapper, then Weezy’s Sports Corner is not bad! At least aside from almost overbearing ambient noise. I hope Derick G gets Lil Wayne a better mic setup for future installments. If anyone should know the importance of high quality sound in an entertainment product, it’s these guys.