While behind bars and incarcerated in 2010 at Rikers Island, Lil’ Wayne wrote monthly letters to his supporters. Fans were able to get an inside on the rapper and his eight-month prison sentence for gun charges. He kept up to date with what was going on outside the bars, gave updates about himself, and what we could look forward to after he came home.
The experience and the letters are what inspired the new position on his resume. The rapper also know as Lil’ Tunechi, has written his first prison memoir, Gone Til’ November: A Journal of Rikers Island. The memoir will be released on October 11th. Dwayne “Lil’ Wayne” Carter took to IG last week to show off his new project cover.
The cover reveals the struggle counting down the days, but the peace in writing the most realest and deepest feelings inside the pages of a classic composition book. According to HotNewHipHop, a representative for Penguin and the publisher in charge of the memoir stated that the book was, “taken directly from Wayne’s own journal” and that it will “reveal the true story of what happened while he was at Rikers Island, exploring everything from his daily rituals to his interactions with other inmates to how he was able to keep himself motivated and grateful.” Penguin has also described the project as, “deeply personal and revealing account of his time spent incarcerated on Rikers Island for eight months in 2010.”
The penned project, published under Penguin Random House is much like a personal journal straight from the rapper’s thoughts. This 176-page piece of work is now available for pre-order on Penguin, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble now.