Lil Wayne expected to be released from prison in November
Though his incarceration may have halted Wayne's prolific recording schedule, it hasn't blunted his commercial impact. Distributed through Universal/Motown, Wayne's Young Money imprint (a subsidiary of Cash Money) has produced four of the top 10 selling rap releases of the year, including the compilation album "We Are Young Money," a pair of Drake albums, and his own rock-rap effort, "Rebirth."
In recent months, Wayne has updated fans on his life behind bars through a series of blog posts on his website, Weezy Thanx You. The newest dispatch touches on his return to writing lyrics, with Wayne boasting that, "there’s no word that I can think of that properly defines them. Amazing would be too typical and perfect would be unfair."
He has also outlined his daily schedule, which is presumably different from your average inmate on Rikers Island: "I wake up around 11AM. Have some coffee. Call my kids, and my wonderful mother. I then shower up. Read fan mail. Have lunch. Back on the phone. Read a book or write some thoughts down. Have dinner. Phone. Pushups. Then I listen to ESPN on the radio. Read the bible, then sleep. That’s my day."
Earlier blogs touched on his love for his fans and his mother, and his thoughts on Donovan McNabb going to the Washington Redskins.
Wayne is expected to release an EP in September, and reports have circulated that "Tha Carter IV" may be in stores before the end of the year.
-- Jeff Weiss
Photo: Lil Wayne at the 2009 Grammy Awards at Staples Center. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times
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