With a headline like this I’m sure you thought I was referring to Notorious B.I.G. since this week was the anniversary of his murder. I’m sad for B.I.G.’s demise, but I know his passing was deeper than rap (no officer Rawss). The dude that has me surprised he has gone away is Lil’ Wayne. How the hell does Cash Money let their meal ticket get sent to prison?
The fact that no one on that tour bus jumped up to declare that pistol as theirs was what started this whole calamitous process. Lil’ Wayne is supposed to be a boss. There had to be a handful of fools on that bus with no talent that were eating off of Wayne’s nuttsach sweat [ll]. Didn’t these dudes have any loyalty? Any respect for the G code? BTW, what is the effin’ G code? Anyhoo, this incident was damn near three years ago. Anyone else who couldn’t afford a lawyer would have been sentenced to 3.5 years already and been on the back end of their sentence with only a few months to go.
I know this jail sentence gives Lil’ Wayne some street credibility now since he had never gone in during his weed carrying days for B.G. and Juvenile, but to go to jail now in your thirties is hustling backwards. He’s got babies that need him buy them Enfamil and Pampers. Instead he is buying himself white socks with his commissary. Lil’ Wayne wasn’t supposed to be here is my point. While I am no big fan of his rapping I can’t deny that he has talent and has emerged as one of the single biggest acts in the history of rap. For that reason alone there needed to be someone in his camp to take the weight (peace to Guru).
Don’t think that the irony of this jail sentence is lost on me. Like any writer, we live for irony, and our monthly paychecks. Lil’ Wayne was one of the rappers who claimed not to give a fux about a pen. Now he finds himself IN the pen. I hope he starts writing his rhymes down now. His jail sentence is only a few months but with his talent he could emerge from prison with hundreds of songs and ideas ready to take over the rap game once again. I’m sorry that people have dissuaded Lil’ Wayne from creating his rock album because that is the music that a stay on Rikers Island could inspire.
Real rock, from the Rock.