Lil Wayne is no joke. The dude has been in the rap game since before he hit puberty. He was an integral part of the Cash Money Records success in the 90’s as part of the Hot Boys before he broke out on his own and found his own fame in the new century. Most recently Weezy did a stretch at New York’s infamous Rikers Island after getting pinched on the street following a concert at Beacon Theatre. Now he is out of prison and ready to talk.
The latest issue of Rolling Stone will feature a cover story with Lil Wayne who was released from prison in November of 2010 after serving eight months of a one year sentence for criminal possession of a weapon. The in-depth interview covers a lot of ground including how he spent his time behind bars reading the biographies of fellow artists like Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye and Anthony Kiedis in between card games with the other residents of Building C-76. Weezy is quoted saying:
In another excerpt Weezy goes on to discuss the month he spent in solitary confinement after he got busted with an iPod charger in his cell:
“Solitary was the worst. No TV. No radio. No commissary. Basically you're in there 23 hours a day." The only upside was he had a window where he could watch cars go by. "I used to sit at that m****rf***er all day,"
The issue of Rolling Stone hits shelves (both digitally and physically) on January 21 and if the rest of the interview is anything like these quotes, then it should prove to be very entertaining. Personally, I’m hoping to hear about how it felt to hit number one on the Billboard charts while sitting in the clink.