Lil Wayne Pens “Gon Til’ November”

Given the circumstances, Lil Wayne is doing just fine. A little over a month ago, the Grammy award winner was forced to temporarily trade in his lifestyle of studio sessions and concerts for a stint in New York’s notorious Rikers Island. Serving time for a 2007 weapons possession, Wayne could find himself home before the year is out – November pending good behavior.

Throughout his career, Wayne has never been the confrontational type. The same mindset applies to his incarceration. He doesn’t want his time to be remembered with resentment – a la Shyne with Diddy. Although it ultimately was, he did not desire a media circus the way T.I.’s entrance to prison was last year. At the end of the day, Weezy, like any other inmate (rapper or not), wants to do his time and come home. But he also wants to make sure his time is spent effectively and with a purpose. Wayne’s love for his fans is evident in the amount of shows he performs and the number of songs he records. But behind the walls, the innovative rapper may have one upped himself.

Weezythankxyou.comis an interactive site allowing fans of the incarcerated lyricist to communicate with him while he is away. Due to the high quantity of letters he receives on a daily basis, Weezy will respond once a week detailing his thoughts, feelings and even answering several questions. The first letter, “Gone To November,” is already published. Here is an excerpt:

Love. Live. Life. Proceed. Progress. That’s who I am and who I’ll always be. You see, we’re all living on borrowed time, so I’m not worried about this situation. Life happens quick. The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done…you lose valuable time planning what you can and will do. Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future. So for my time here, my physical will be confined to the yard. My love and my spirit, however, know no boundaries. 

I’m in good spirits man, for real. My kids race through my mind all day. They know they were created with love, so love is how their life will be defined. I just hope my love and adoration for them provides a temporary bandage on a wound I unknowingly inflicted.

Obviously, time away has already had an effect on Wayne and the letter goes on to thank fans for their support. He even mentions a few by name. In addition to weekly updates, the rapper/sports junkie will also begin blogging for ESPN.com. next week. His personal memoirs are being penned as well. In an environment that promotes idle time, the Young Money honcho is doing the one thing which made him who he is today – work. And work hard at that. Wayne knows prison is something he must endure on his own. But at least now, he and his fans can support one another throughout the process.

  • Ceedat

    Rest must not be in this dude vocabulary. If I was him I’d be sleep. Makes me feel bad for not doing a million things at once

  • ri067953

    He is only allowed to do these things because of who he is. I am sure there are plenty of inmates who would like to blog for ESPN while in prison, however they are never presented with the opportunity.

    This shows how spoiled this muthafucker is and how he should spend more time contemplating his thuggish behavior instead of being rewarded for it.

    • Mark Ward

      Your point is ridiculous. Name another inmate that ESPN.com readers would be interested in reading their thoughts on sports? He put himself in that position by being knowledgeable about sports(google Lil Wayne First & 10, or Around The Horn,)not by being “spoiled”. Nobody wants to hear what Lil Boosie thimks about LSU’s great track team, Remy Ma’s opinion on Brittney Griner, or Gucci Manes thoughts on the Falcon’s nickel package. Lil Wayne has earned that and I definitely don’t think he’s being rewarded for his “thuggish” ways. Especially when he’s Constitutionally guaranteed to keep and bear arms, but that’s for another day!

  • Smokey

    Damn that shows how hard wayne fans go for dude. He is up on a bid for doing some stupid shit and they’re still shoutin him out and whatever like he was innocent and shouldn’t be in jail. Dude is serving the most kush jail sentance since Martha Stewart. His most be sore cause his stans stay riding his dick.

  • simmy

    SMDH at Karen Civil running that website (Fan site) for Cash Money Records. How are we suppose to take your bloggers serious when you align your self with artist? How we suppose to take what you say subjectively, when you clearly have interest in certain parties?

    This whole celeb blogger stuff need to blow over, because you guys have no journalistic skill or integrity.

    • DV8

      hmmmm……

      Oh now I see. Now everything makes since. Its all good. Do your thing Ms. Civil. Cant knock the hustle.

      Simmy does have a point though.

  • Apollo Moses

    Cosign Simmy statement all day. No integrity at all, jocking a dude locked up for some dumb ish and not a good influence at all for kids. A journalist should be able to find real content instead of beating a dead horse. Really, letters from Wayne every week on a 7-month bid? Due to a high volume of freakin fan mail. Good lawd. And WTF ESPN? What the heck he going to blog about on sports from prison. Plenty of sports stars have and are on lockdown…Pop culture is freakin amazing right now, everybody talks and is stuck on the same damn thing or 10 people. This post sets the trend on Wack. GTFOH…all on the man’s groin til he can’t catch a break from the pen.

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    “Simmy does have a point though.”

    ^ This

    No wonder the blogs come off as press releases. I ain’t mad BTW, this just gave me more pride in that I do this thing right. The people fux with me, I talk to them not @ them, and my couple of hundred views a week are real supporters.

    Thank you family, I appreciate it.

    • http://federalranga.blogspot.com Federal Ranga

      What it is, homey!

      Just doing my editing over on the New OYA!!! videos and whatnots. I gotta head over to bboycult and check you out more. Chuuuch!

      Commission!!!

    • http://www.emcdl.com EmCDL

      Went thru your blogs on the site $yk, they come correct; especially that one about signing up on ASCAP/BMI to get money off your music when they are on movies, commercials, shows, etc. Real good insight, IMHO everyone who comments here on XXL should check it out.

      @Federal Ranga

      What up fam been a minute

      COMMISSION!

    • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

      What’s poppin’ y’all?

      I just wish they would have a title next to her name like, “Karen Civil, Cash Money VP of Blogging.”

      Full disclosure and transparency, XXL! Please.

      -Pierzy, MBA

      • Foreal

        Damn near every most is YM/CM. At least don’t pretend to be anything other than Internet PR for them in exchange for a few crumbs money or exclusive-wise. These folk infiltrated the game and really killed what journalism is supposed to be. It’s not all your fault Miss, you probably didn’t have a good guide.

  • The real chris

    Fuck a bitch ass wayne hahaha yeah the real mtf chris said it and fuck who dont damn like it, let the bitch nigga do his lil easy time and stop using his duck ass as a damn topic ms.civil u suck bitch!!!

  • epinz

    they need to have grands or syk take her spot. only muthafucka keep me comin to this site period is bol. they late on news, late on music, and only one good blogger worth mentioning. xxlmag was on point for a min and had some good ass bloggers under the payroll….too bad they fucked all that up.at least yn had some type of pride with the mag. vanessa and them just dnt give a fuck, or at least it seems like it. i cant remember the last time i picked up a xxl…..

  • these posts are racist

    Wayne did not write this…I’ve heard him speak in enough interviews to know that he could not write this well. Period.

    Secondly, this time away will mess him up worse than he already is…a year without your freedom is psychologically damaging. Anyone who thinks he is having an easy time, does not understand jail or prison.

    Thirdly, why did he have an unregistered gun on him or near him in the first place? Two words: Professional Security. They must not have a smart guy in their inner circle.

  • Enlightened

    I’d rather read Prodigy’s prison blogs

  • http://www.afribank.com hovahsus

    you dudes make me laugh… wat was he thinking when he in possession of arms.He ain’t no hunter he’ll still keep a baretta maybe an ak-47 when he’s out.I love him though cos that dude is crazy.

  • Anonymous

    God just want Dwayne Carter from HollyGrove To sit back and think about what is real and what is not. Hollywood is all good, but it can eat you up and spit you out. It is all about the money not Dwayne. I grew up in Hollygrove, not the hood, not the ghetto .It became that when Dwyane became Lil Wayne. Dwayne needs to face reality right now. I’m going to say something his Grandmother would say ( Be real Bitch)

  • Justice4All

    Is this a ode to Lil Payne?

  • Dumbshit

    Wayne’s love for his fans is evident in the amount of shows he performs and the number of songs he records. But behind the walls, the innovative rapper may have one upped himself.

    Terrible line. Actually his loves his money more and im sure he’ll even tell you that. Hes just another money grubbing shit for brains that thinks hes the best.

  • dlover

    keep ur head up i”m from nyc and i know riker islander 2 well c76 and c95 do ur time don”t let time do u peace