From rap superstar Lil Wayne comes a deeply personal and revealing account of his time spent incarcerated on Rikers Island for eight months in 2010.
In 2010, recording artist Lil Wayne was at the height of his career. A fixture in the rap game for more than a decade, Lil Wayne (aka Weezy) had established himself as both a prolific musician and a savvy businessman, smashing longheld industry records, winning multiple Grammy Awards and signing upandcoming talent like Drake and Nicki Minaj to his Young Money label. All of this momentum came to a halt when he was convicted of possession of a firearm and sentenced to a yearlong stay at Rikers Island. Suddenly, the artist at the top of his game was now an inmate in the American penal system.
Gone 'Til November reveals the true story of what really happened while Wayne was behind bars, exploring everything from his daily rituals to his interactions with other inmates, and how he was able to keep himself motivated and grateful. Taken directly from Wayne's own journal, this intimate, personal account of his incarceration is an utterly humane look at the man behind the artist.
- A rapper with a MASSIVE Australian following and fan base
- One of the biggest music artists in the world right now. He's sold millions of records, has an album listed in Rolling Stone's top 100 albums of all time and is the title artist on the theme for DC's new blockbuster, Suicide Squad.
- His social media profiles demonstrate his popularity: 51 million likes on Facebook, 26 million Twitter followers, 3.2 million on Instagram and 4 million subscribers on his YouTube VEVO channel (one of the top 50 in the world, above Britney, 50 Cent and Kanye West).