Weezy is getting an unspecified sum to give Grand Central Publishing the diaries he kept while jailed in New York City's Rikers Island from March to November 2010. The book promises to be a riveting first-hand account of the people he met, his family, and his future.
And what's the the "Lollipop" rapper calling this tome?
Gone Till November. (Apparently Tha Cell Block Is Hot didn't make the cut.)
"We are thrilled to be publishing Wayne's prison memoir," the publisher's executive editor, Ben Greenberg, said in a release. "He kept detailed journals of his inner and outer life while he was on Rikers Island, and they certainly tell a story. They are revealing."
Presumably Gone Till November will also cover the weeks Lil Wayne spent in solitary confinement towards the end of his one-year sentence after sneaking headphones and a charger for an MP3 player into his cell.
The Grammy-winning hip-hopster ended up in pinstripes after pleading guilty to felony attempted weapons possession for having a loaded semiautomatic firearm on his tour bus in 2007. He got out four months early for good behavior.
No doubt, his memoir will attempt to mine the lessons he supposedly learned in lock up—like how to plot a career comeback.
Ten months after getting out of the joint, Lil Wayne's long-delayed Tha Carter IV debuted atop the Billboard charts, selling 964,000 copies its first week and subsequently snagging a Grammy nod for Best Rap Album.