G. Dep Penning New Book From Prison

Even though he’s in jail, G. Dep hasn’t stopped writing.

Currently serving time at Rikers Island after confessing in December 2010 to a murder from 1993, the Harlem rapper phoned in to Reese On The Radio on blogtalkradio.com to discuss his upcoming book and what he’s been dealing with on the inside.

“The book is an autobiography,” the former Bad Boy signee explained. “It’s one of those things where I’m not trying to explain or justify anything, it’s just I’m trying to just give people my last option. Obviously I can’t record. I don’t know if people are wondering what’s going on or even care, but this is something from an artistic point of view that will kind of close out what I was doing, for now. It might kinda answer some people’s questions.”

“I’m really just putting it out there as an example,” he continued about the release, which will be written in poetry. “You can make your own synopsis of what you think of it or what you’re trying to do with yourself. Really, I’m just putting my story out there. And I’m trying to give a positive message at the same time.”

Though the rapper said his time behind bars hasn’t been easy, he assured that he’s maintaining. “It’s sacred to me what’s going on with this thing here,” he explained. “I’m day-to-day. I’m getting through day-to-day. Like anything, you feel down. But the ups and downs are—it’s something that I needed to deal with, anyway. I was out in the street, and I wasn’t really dealing with anything anyway. So, you know, the ups and downs, it’s probably more beneficial that it goes this way anyway. I felt like I was going nowhere, fast. It was like Groundhog Day. I was going through the days. Somebody was waiting for me to do something. If I was gonna be an idiot and keep acting like I didn’t understand what was going on, I was just gonna go further and further into the hole.”

In September, G. Dep’s appeal to have his charges reduced from murder to manslaughter were not granted, and prosecutors are still reportedly seeking 15 years to life. —Adam Fleischer

  • xking

    this dude was being ripped off by devil diddy and caught up in a world of drugs and i pray he has turn his life over to GOD im interested in how his life is now and what caused you to kill someone over nothing

  • what

    wow…in 93 this animal was robbing and stabbing …hopefully in 2013 he will have been sentenced to a lengthy bid…dude doesnt need to see his kids….he need to stay away from them…hes a murderer…dont support this fuckers book…he need to earn that 23 cent/hr in the prison kitchen..only thing we wanna read is G;dep gets life…he doesnt deserve to be in society……put afork in his nasty ass….hes done

    • Mary Mary

      What????? Really? Who are you to judge this man? Can you not see that he has obviously been living in his own hell since this happened? Helloooooooo after 17 yrs he turned himself in – he did not have to do that – it was his choice because he felt compelled to make things right with not only himself but the law, the victims family and I will assume God. As far as the book goes, why wouldn’t anyone support it? If his book has the ability to deter one person from walking the same path then it was worth every dollar. We can all learn from the mistakes of others and ourselves, so why not put his story out there? Are you perfect? Have you never wronged anyone in your life? Do you live in a glass house? Who are you to judge this man? If you would like to talk, I will be listening for you at Reese On The Radio. Monday @7pm (347) 308-8701

  • http://www.ReeseOnTheRadio.com Reese

    A message to “what” and “xking”. I would love to talk with you on air about your thoughts regarding G Dep’s decision to come forward. I refuse to believe that you don’t and cannot find reason to commend his efforts to make what he did right. Let me know if you would like. Monday @ 7pm (347)308-8701

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