According to an article by CBSNewYork (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/11/04/rap-star-lil-wayne-released-from-rikers/), it’s a happy day in Rapland. The current reigning Kingpin of Rap has been freed.
Grammy award-winning rapper Lil Wayne, affectionately known as “Weezy” has been set free from lockdown at Rikers Island Jail where he spent eight months for a gun charge.
Not that Sir Wayne didn’t have street creds before, but now his image has been officially re-gangsterized, which could result in a boom for sales of his new album, “I am not a Human Being”. He will be heading back home to Miami.
The article quotes the 5’6″ Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, Jr., as saying in reference to serving time in a hardcore penitentiary “I was never scared, worried nor bothered by the situation.” Now that’s gangster! Based on what I’ve heard about Rikers Island, I would have been so scared my dreadlocks and tattoos would have fallen off! Speaking of hair, I wonder if they cut off his braids while he was in there?
Be right back, I have to go to his website Weezythanxyou.com, set up to highlight the beauty of serving time in jail, and see if I can find anything about whether or not he is now bald.
I’m back! Okay, so I just read his post called Letter #10. Who is the “lady in the picture” about whom he wrote “And now she smiles. Imagination is perfect.” Interesting? Is it one of his many baby mamas?
Lil Wayne’s new album was released while he was in solitary confinement at Rikers. Okay, that transcends gangster. We are going to have to come up with a new term for that kind of gangsterness. Scarfacedness?
I haven’t seen anything this hardcore in Rapland since the elusive and mysterious rap group, “Convicted Felons” released their album, “Year of the Ho N$#@* Is Over” and I heard the song, “Hustlers Against Dirty Ass Cops” (1993). That was one of the most under-rated, lesser known and greatest gangster rap albums of all time in my opinion. I was bumping that song in my car on audio tape. Talk about “Old School”!
I like Lil Wayne. He is creative and not afraid to step out of bounds musically. Hopefully, he has learned his lesson and will not pull at T.I. on us! Lil Wayne, I’m happy for you, boo. Now do the right thing and make us some more music! C’mon, son!