DJ/ Producer and Heavyweight records founder Carnage is one of dance music’s heroes. With his documentary titled “The Price Of Greatness,” he takes us behind the scenes for an intimate look into the life of Diamante Blackmon, the man behind the moniker. Throughout the 48-minute feature film directed and produced by himself and Kevin Owens, Carnage gives us an insight into the story behind his meteoric rise using a collection of previously unreleased footage from his touring schedule from 2015 to 2017.
Carnage is undoubtedly one of the biggest bass acts in the world, and he’s also been a pioneer in fusing the worlds of Urban, Rap and EDM throughout his long and successful career. To date, he’s been behind some of the biggest club records and also penned collaborations with the likes of Mac Miller, Migos, Rick Ross, G-Eazy, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Tyga and Gunna.
Throughout the insightful documentary, he delves into life on the road showing the highs, lows, struggles and experiences that come with extensive touring. It also explores his undying love for El Paso, his unreleased collaboration with Avicii as well as the overall crazy-ness that happens on a Carnage tour.
Throughout the film, there are also a lot of cameos from all Carnage’s friends, from studio footage of Mac Miller, and clips of Tiësto, Diplo, DJ Snake, Axwell /\ Ingrosso and Will Sparks. One thing for sure is that no matter where in the world he is, Carnage clearly has a fun time wherever he is. ‘The Price Of Greatness’ also includes glimpses of his strong friendship with Avicii, which makes this footage even more special.
The footage includes shots taken at heaving events such as Ultra Music Festival in Miami to stunning safari’s in South Africa, as well as club shows from across the US, China, South America, Australia and beyond. Whether you’re a fan of Carnage or not, this is most certainly worth the watch as it explores a previously unseen side of the artist.
At the conclusion of the documentary, Carnage announces Papi Gordo 2 set to release this summer. With a different side of Carnage’s music heard throughout the documentary, we’re unsure of what to expect from the sophomore LP.