Lil Wayne's 'Carter V' track "Uproar" inspires new viral dance challenge
After years—plural—of anticipation, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V has finally arrived, giving fans ample reason to celebrate this weekend.
As fans digested the project, which spans 23 tracks, one clear standout has inspired the latest viral dance challenge, thanks in part to its creator, Jeff Obeng, the song’s masterminds and support from comedian-turned-social-media-star Shiggy, among other celebrities.
Taking to Instagram this weekend, Swizz Beatz uploaded a video of himself dancing to “Uproar,” the song in question. During the video, he pairs the banger, which samples G. Dep’s 2001 song “Special Delivery,” with the impassioned Harlem Shake, setting off a new viral dance challenge. The sampled song in question originally soundtracked the signature move in the early Aughts, with Weezy’s single giving it a revamp.
During Wayne’s rendition, he thanks his fans before two of his sons burst out of a closet and begin dancing to the upbeat anthem.
“Thank you to all the people, all the support you gave me for this album,” he says, going on to thank his mother and other collaborators. “I didn’t expect it to be nowhere near like this.”
Per Billboard and Nielsen Music, early projections for the album report that Wayne could be bringing home over 450,000 equivalent album units for the week ending Oct. 4.
As such, its streaming numbers alone could result in the third-largest streaming week ever for an album, right behind Drake’s Scorpion (745.9 million) and Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys (431.3 million).
Take a look at some of the best submissions so far for the #UproarChallenge, below.