If you recall, Lil Wayne served an eight month sentence in Rikers Island in 2010 after being charged with criminal possession of a weapon. After his release, he teased a memoir to be published documenting his time at Rikers Island and….it never happened. Well, ladies and gentlemen, after long anticipation, Gone Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island is finally here.

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In 2012, Wayne began teasing his memoir and announced the project would drop in May 2013. It is now June 2016 and word just came in the memoir is set to hit shelves on October 11. Complex reports the project can be pre-ordered on the Apple Store, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, and more book sites.

In October 2009, Lil Wayne plead guilty to the possession of a gun that was found on his tour bus in 2007. According to MTV News, as the rapper left his headline performance in New York City, the police pulled over his tour bus alleging that “the odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle and later searched the bus.” He was sentenced to one year in Rikers Island with the possibility of release in eight months for good behavior.


Lil Wayne served an eight month term and upon his release, he immediately took the stage with Drake in Las Vegas performing their hit single, “Miss Me.” Since his release, Lil Wayne has moved on to release Sorry for the Wait 2 mixtape and his Free Weezy album in 2015. Tha Carter V album is much anticipated, but apparent tension between the Wayne and his label stands in the way of the album. Wayne tweeted,

To all my fans, I want u to know that my album won’t and hasn’t been released bekuz Baby & Cash Money Rec. refuse to release it.

Lil Wayne @LilTunechi (Dec 4, 2014)

This is not my fault. I am truly and deeply sorry to all my fans but most of all to myself and my family for putting us in this situation.

Lil Wayne @LilTunechi (Dec 4, 2014)