In spite of the fact that you can’t autotune great literature, Lil Wayne is getting into the memoir game. The Grammy award winner signed a deal with Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette, to publish the rapper’s forthcoming book about his stint at Rikers, Gone Till November, which frankly has an uphill climb toward achieving the greatness of the Wyclef Jean song. What can fans expect from Weezy’s first foray into the literary arena? “An internal monologue,” according to Billboard, all based on the soul-searching diaries he kept while serving eight months on gun possession charges. “We are thrilled to be publishing Wayne’s prison memoir,” Grand Central Publishing executive editor Ben Greenberg said. “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.”
The book is scheduled to hit stores on November 28, just in time for the holiday season, when Americans traditionally gather to share stories about what they did to survive maximum security prisons. So mark your calendars now, Weezy fans. You’ve got a long wait — even longer than Mr. Wayne’s time in the big house. Lil Wayne is represented by Matthew Guma, the literary agent who worked with Jay-Z on his hit book Decoded.
• Lil Wayne: http://www.lilwayne-online.com
• Grand Central Publishing: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/publishing_grand-central-publishing.aspx