Lil Wayne spent time in jail in 2010 and there has been talk of a book about this time pretty much ever since he was released. Well ‘Til November: A Journey of Rikers Island has finally gotten a release date. The book consists of a journal Wayne kept while incarcerated.
He said in a 2014 interview, “I started writing sh*t down everyday, so [manager Cortez Bryant] thought it would be a good idea. He was like, ‘Man, if you don’t mind, if you could get me those sh*ts that you wrote everyday, I could make a book out of that. People wanna see that.’ I was like, ‘Honestly, Tez, I ain’t do nothing.’ Literally it would be like, ‘I went to the day room today. Played cards. I whipped a n*gga ass in Uno.’ He was like, ‘People wanna read that.’ I was like, ‘You sure? I guess. You’re never wrong, my n*gga.’ So that’s what the book is gonna be. I ain’t writing no book. That’s what the book is, my jail journal.”
I find jail tales particularly interesting. I might have to pick up a copy.