After having served eight months in Rikers Island for charges of gun possession, Lil Wayne has since released countless songs and his ninth studio album, Tha Carter IV.
Despite not getting particularly good reviews (even I – a self-professed ex Weezy stan didn’t rate it particularly well – read my review of it here) the album reached number one and was certified double platinum as well as nominated for four Grammy awards at next month’s ceremony, including best rap album and best rap song for Look At Me Now.
My main grievances with the album were that it didn’t provide any insight into the undoubtedly life-changing experiences Weezy must have gone through while behind bars. I was hoping to see progression, emotional insight, and what he had learned during his months of incarceration, including his reaction to the millions of fan mails he received through his ‘Weezy Thanx You’ project – in which he urged fans to send him mail which he replied to through updates on a website.
It seems my wishes have been answered, however, with Weezy recently announcing that he would be releasing a book consisting of diaries he wrote whilst incarcerated.
The book – which is called Gone Till November – is set for release on the 28th of November 2012 and will feature his thoughts on family, children and the people he has met in his lifetime, said Grand Central Publishing.
“[Lil Wayne] kept detailed journals of his inner and outer life while he was on Rikers Island, and they certainly tell a story. They are revealing,” said Ben Greenberg, executive editor at the publishing company.
November seems so far away.