Shortly after graduating from SVA, Carr convinced Russell Simmons to let him design all the album covers at Def Jam Records. Carr began making a name for himself in the music industry and it wasn't long before he began directing music videos for artists such as Ice Cube and Jay-Z.
After having directed a number of music videos, Ice Cube hired Carr to direct the sequel to his hit film Friday. The film, the R-rated comedy Next Friday', was Carr's first feature film. The film made almost five times its budget.