The song was released digitally on March 13, There are various versions of the song. The song was ranked at number five on Rolling Stone ' s list of the Best Songs of The limousine that Wayne and Static get into at the start of the video is based off an International XT pickup truck. The video is the most-viewed video on Music Choice 's video on demand service. Jim Jonsin, Tyga , Birdman and Mack 10 make cameos in the video. The final frame of the video is a picture of Static praying with the words "In memory of Stephen "Static Major" Garrett". Static Major died unexpectedly during a medical procedure on February 25, , sixteen days before the song was released. His previous highest-charting position as a lead artist was with " Go D.
L il Wayne was the Michael Jordan of hip-hop once, the greatest to ever hold a mic. Then he went to jail. Leaving music to serve a one-year sentence for gun possession is, in a weird way, comparable to Jordan retiring from basketball — for the second time, and for what some thought was for good — in Jordan returned to the NBA in to play two seasons, but even then he was only ever a shadow of his former self. Lil Wayne is now, too, a shadow. Lil Wayne is not superheroic. Incarceration is real and it affects the body and soul. He was young, all he did was record — mixtapes, albums, singles, you name it — and he worked with every artist imaginable, from Enrique Iglesias to violinist Miri Ben-Ari and even posthumously the late Notorious B. Between and the day he got to Rikers, Lil Wayne was featured on different tracks.
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