Lil Wayne has recently launched his book, ‘Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island’. to the world, and in it he discussed how he had once considered performing Christian Hip Hop instead of the gangster-themed rap lyrics he spits now.
While serving his eight month prison sentence for weapons charges, the rapper said he was able to face many of the demons that were plaguing his mind. He used this time spent behind bars to help others and discover exactly where his creativity and music came from. In the end, it was not drugs or women that caused the young rapper to be so creative and have the ability to flow. Instead, it was all inside him, according to his book.
At first, during his stay at Rikers Island, Wayne was responsible for letting the local Correctional Officers know if anyone could be considered a danger to themselves or to others or were trying to commit suicide.
While battling with his own demons and focusing on improving his mental health, Wayne turned to faith behind the prison bars. In his new book, he writes about having received a letter from the church that urged him to use his music and art to preach the Holy Spirit.
“I would truly have the power of having pop culture turn to God,” Wayne said. “I would have straight killers in church every Sunday.”
Although Wayne did seriously consider this -transition into a role of faith and Christian rap lyrics- he felt that, in the end, where he was at his current time was all a part of the overall journey he was committed to taking through life.