Lil Wayne on life behind bars
August 5th, 2010
05:09 PM ET

Lil Wayne on life behind bars

A still-locked up Lil Wayne recently called in to Funkmaster Flex's radio show, and talked about his plans for future music and life behind bars – which, apparently, includes making a lot of phone calls.

In addition to trying to call his kids on a daily basis – “and you know I got a lot of kids to call,” Wayne joked – he keeps in touch with people from his Young Money crew.

“I actually call [Drake] three or four times a week, but he only picks up for me once a week,” Wayne admitted. And when it comes to Nicki Minaj, he joked, “That being my future wife, we talk every night.”

But in all seriousness, “the same goes for her," Wayne said. “I really don’t like to disturb them and bother them in the midst of what they're doing right now. I know they have a lot on their plate….That’s my thing with everybody, I don’t want to bother.”

Wayne has been keeping up with fan mail on his website, WeezyThanxYou.com, for quite a while, and it turns out those personal responses take up a large part of his day on Riker’s Island.

“I wake up pretty much around noon,” Wayne said of how his days often begin, and after making his rounds of calls, he digs into the fan mail to craft personal responses. “Once I start responding that knocks off about four or five hours of the day,” he said.

One thing Wayne isn’t doing is listening to music - his or anyone else’s.

“If I listen to anything, it’s sports,” he explained. “I’ve never listened to any other music but my own, and since I’m not able to do that up in here, I don’t listen to anything. I don’t listen to nothing but my thoughts.”

Something that’s crossed his mind, he told Flex, is what his purpose is while on Riker’s Island. “Everybody says you’re here for a reason, so…I try to find that reason everyday, I search for that reason.”

But Wayne is also keeping his thoughts on collaborations he'd like to do when he's released in November, with two of them being Andre 3000 and Tech N9ne.  Wayne's EP "I'm Not a Human Being," which is made up of tracks he composed before beginning his sentence on March 8, will be released on his birthday, September 27, but "only on the Internet."


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  3. mlp

    hey a**holes..wayne is a genious and my all time favorite artist of any genre-EVER. stop commenting ish about him on here if you don't like him..because it has nothing to do with you and you're making yourselves sound stupid.

    He is not "dumb", he's way smarter than you guys will ever be, because I'm sure none of you could come up with the sick rhymes he comes up with every day.
    And yes, he commited a crime but everyone makes mistakes
    Anyways, if you're arrogant enough to say something about someone who has no effect on you unless YOU let them, then you are really the idiot in this situation, not lil wayne.
    Byeeeee

    September 21, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. the producer

    THANK YOU EBC...that is the message EDUCATION....I suggest you all read EBC's write up....and my previous ones too

    August 18, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mandy

    All of you even coming on here in the first place to read the article must mean you care about Wayne. He is a major rap icon and has plenty of fans out there!
    He is only human like all the rest of us and makes mistakes. I do agree that duh dude you "do the crime pay the time," but all the haters who are saying stuff about him getting special treatment is silly. Sadly I personally know people I talk to everyday on the phone from prison who sleep till 12. That's just their life there. He gets what he wants because he has money. If others don't they don't get anything. You have to py for everything in prison.
    Ana who keeps talking crap about people's spelling really dude get a life that's so childish.
    I do hope in the end Wayne prevails and comes out on top once again.
    If you listen to rap you can understand the struggle some artists flow about is real life for some of us. People who don't have to go through any of that wouldn't begin to understand their lyrics!
    Peace

    August 17, 2010 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
    • toybee

      mandy, you know wot? you are one of them on this blog who are using their head

      August 31, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. Toybee

    Lil wayne,pls when you get out, people like you(like most people did Michael Jakson). You can do it by working on the comments you have received.I don't like the way they critisize you. Am one of ur greatest fans.Love u.

    August 14, 2010 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. EBC

    YES Lil'Wayne, we ALL know you have daddy-day-care issue and we all know you have baby mommas all over the place. Another rapper sitting behind bars, talking "revelations" yet again. My question is WHY does it take JAIL to bring on these changes? WHY? When does the cycle end?

    MY thing is....WHEN are rappers going to get it? How many times is JAIL going to be glamorized by these guys? Don't we have enough young men sitting in prison these days? Especially amongst African-Americans? Has going to jail become the norm amongst African-American men? When do we as a people say ENOUGH? We're not going to degrade and destroy our selves and the legacies of our ancestors who sacrificed their lives for the freedom we take for granted today.

    The youth of today have a dis-connect when it comes to their own history. They feel it does NOT affect them, therefore it does not impact them or their lives today. They feel slavery was a thing of the past, etc. But all you have to do is just look around. Majority of African-American men are modern day slaves today as they sit in jail. They are told when to eat, sleep, etc. Their basic freedom stripped away from them and put into another person's hand. They have NO rights, no choices, no freedom, no options. We as African-Americans are killing each other today more than any other culture in America's history.

    Are rappers the role models for our young men today? Because it seems like it's NOT COOL to go to SCHOOL and make As and Bs and promote getting a COLLEGE EDUCATION. Kids in urban cities are getting bullied and even killed for being SMART or making As and Bs, but are deemed hip and cool if they are gang-bangers with a criminal record!!!

    Our young kids today know all the words to a rap song, rap video or the name of the newest sneaker, but can't tell you the name of the state capital in which they live in. Can't name the Governor of their state. Have not registered to VOTE. Have never checked out a book at their local library. Can't tell you where Africa or England is located. Can't show you the direction NORTH, SOUTH, EAST or WEST with their hands. Hasn't mastered basic math or english. Doesn't speak one foreign language. What's wrong with this picture?

    Is this what our young men aspire to mimic? Is this the message your GOD-GIVEN talent is sending? When are rappers going to START setting the tone that being EDUCATED is THEE most important issue facing our young African American men today. WHEN are not just rappers, but athletes, musicians, etc. ALL going to start focusing on EDUCATION and PREACHING the important of getting a good education?

    Majority of rappers are history because they didn't PLAN for the future. Making millions does NOT make you WEALTHY or successful. YES, guys like Lil'Wayne make millions, but the BLOW majority of what they make just as quickly. How much gold can you put in your dam mouth before you look utterly stupid? Who goes around wearing jewelry bigger than a car license plate around their neck anymore? How many times do we need to see rappers throwing $1 bills all over the place and holding up bottles of Crystal? These cats aren't wealthy.

    Oprah Winfrey is WEALTHY, Bill Gates is WEALTHY..... JW Marriott is WEALTHY.... Mr. Walton is WEALTHY....Bono is WEALTHY.... Bill Cosby is WEALTHY. True wealth is LONGEVITY, it's not temporary. Folks that are truly wealthy do NOT go around displaying their wealth.

    It's NO wonder many Hip-Hop millionaires are BROKE and owe millions to the IRS. They lived in the "moment" never paying attention to their finances, NEVER thinking or planning for longevity. That's why the IRS loves rappers.

    August 13, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Toybee

    U should only condemn him if he comes out unchanged. But i believe in him.I know he is learning some lessons & feeling remorse right now. Love you weezy!

    August 13, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Toybee

    Fine! He went against the law nd got locked up. Is'nt that enough? I wonder what most of them critics would hav done if they'r in his shoes.

    August 13, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. lil c

    free weezy asap dat my fav rapper realese him early do sum free weezy

    August 13, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  11. jennnny

    free weezy!
    my idol<3

    August 12, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Seriously?

    Wow, sounds like jail is real hard. Wake up late, log on to the internet and call all your friends. Jeez, someone lock me up!

    August 12, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bacic

    wow funny how substance is an issue, the fans are hip hop. if fans didnt buy it than then material that is in demand would be full of effort like the substance that is out there but is getting no attention,, this whole discussion is full substance that is being expressed in todays free hip hop music but if you aint no real hip hop, rap what ever the though genere head you aint lookin'<>> LOOK!! hip hop was never about jumpin on bandwagons and taggin along.... thas whas gettin it!!

    yall stay up becareful

    August 11, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Harry

    He went to be with his family....

    August 10, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. lovelyjenkins

    lets not be so quick to judge a book by its cover, deb.

    August 10, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  16. Deb

    When you tatoo your face and look like that your job opportunities are very limited. Wonder what he would do if he couldn't make music? Did he even go to school? Welfare might be the next step.

    August 10, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • B410

      Lil Wayne did go to school and graduated! He was also taking psychology classes in college.He makes millions! Do you think he is thinking about working a regular job? He can do whatever he wants to his face. Stop judging people!!

      August 10, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  17. AutumnAngel

    but you know what ..... let here get around my enviorment. se what she say then. hell she might begin to like it around there. and your right she cant handle all that stuff.....hell i probably need to teach her and give her some pointers .... and i respect you in return for all that you are doin' over there. reppin' for GA...go 'head boi !!!!

    August 10, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  18. AutumnAngel

    THANK YOU SWEETY! and yess i am from bankhead. but you wouldnt know it. lol thank you for that. she just really made me angry for that one. she act like she has all the power in the world to be sayin stuff like that!.....what she does not realize is one: she makin herself look stupid. two: she makes herself look even more stupid for waisting her time lookin at something she is not interested in.......but she know she frontin'

    August 10, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • kynphlee

      i know right? simple, one-track minded people like that think they know so much, but still know nothing. i mean, in terms of hip hop, i listen to mostly underground and a little mainstream....but someone like Ana wouldn't be able to comprehend the fact that someone like me, an african-american male (WITH LOCS), with a BS in computer science, who is also self-studying artificial intelligence.....to the sounds of Murs & 9th Wonder, MosDef, Talib, Common, B.o.B, and other artists of that nature.....she can't handle that....

      August 10, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  19. kynphlee

    so....i guess Ana's supervisor at McDonald's told her that her break is up and she needs to get back to the drive-through window?

    August 10, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • AutumnAngel

      i didnt know you could work there without a diploma......i dont think she has one ...... hey who knows.

      August 10, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • kynphlee

      well, to quote MF DOOM, in Ana's case:

      "It's fun smackin' rookies....."

      August 10, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • AutumnAngel

      oh and ana, why dont you come visit my hood for a second. i am a howard university student and i am one degree from my PhD in business administration. and you know where im from?!?!? bankhead. so next time you wanna put down my ppl from the ghetto just remember, we have more potential than you sweety. now go ahead and finish your buger flippin'....can i get some nuggets while you at it ?

      August 10, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • kynphlee

      @AutumnAngel> wait....you're from bankhead? i'm in college park right now.......niiiiice......much respect on the PhD.

      August 10, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  20. AutumnAngel

    weezy is the best

    August 10, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • AutumnAngel

      and i agree with yin, you guys are really not thinking when he said he was searching for his reason of being here. think about it "youre here for a reason" "there is a reason for everything"...?....something should make sense in your pee brains by now

      August 10, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  21. boocat

    Hip hop "artists" lack any creativity at all..that's why they have to rip off real musicians. People that buy this stuff are brain dead....like P.T. Barnum said 'There's a sucker born every minute."

    August 10, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Yin

      If you don't like it don't talk about it

      August 10, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • kynphlee

      well, boocat, it seems that you need to take a red pill and see how far the breadth and depth of true hip hop really goes....

      August 10, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • AutumnAngel

      well thats good that you know about yourself.....man you were a sucker when your mother concieved you honey. and dont try to make yourself feel better about your lack of creativity and such by putting down some one who may have more potential than you may ever have ....

      August 10, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  22. whatthe

    Hip Hop isn't what it used to be?????

    I've got news for you guys.. HIP HOP IS DEAD.. It has been for years!

    Do you live under rocks?

    Man..

    August 10, 2010 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  23. MJryder

    As for Wzeez what can i say> he did to himself> and no one can help him> but himself
    All jokes as side> when ur jail> locked up> nobody cares> look at Niki , Drake they dont
    wanna be associated with Wizzi situation> When lose paper, when lose respect
    nobody comes for you wheater its ur parters n crime or your own blood> you have
    make your own decison in life> As for lil Wayne he wanted this for him self
    to find his purpose in life> His fed up with this materialistic life> just look at his guy
    his board out of his mind needs help> Only the lord can save him now> The devil
    has took him away> U have to make the change > Lil Wizzie WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-- Kill blood cripping
    and chronic fever, and remove your sares from satin

    August 10, 2010 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  24. KA

    HIP-HOP OR RAP MUSIC GOT SCREWED WHEN IT HIT THE MAINSTREAM. I WOULDN'T EXPECT CERTAIN FOLKS TO UNDERSTAND IT NOR WOULD I WANT YOU LISTENING TO IT. THAT ALONE DEVALUES IT FOR ME. 20 YEARS AGO NOBODY CARED EXCEPT THE PEOPLE WHO MADE IT, NOW EVERYONE HAS AN OPINION. ROCK IS DEAD, R&B IS DEAD, FUNK IS DEAD, SOUL IS DEAD AND RAP IS ABOUT TO DIE A DESERVED DEATH. WERE STUCK WITH MILEY CYRUS AND JUSTIN BIEBER-GOD HELP US! THE GREATS FROM ALL GENRES ARE ROLLING OVER IN THERE GRAVES.

    August 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Phillip

    Wow...he looks cracked out....give it 5-10 years and he'll be another Flava Flav.

    August 9, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Isa

    Thank you Lil whatever your name is...for wasting my tax dollars so you can wake up at noon everyday and surf the net all day. Who feels bad for you? I'm in the middle east watching sacrafice, I can't believe this is news.

    August 9, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brooks

      Dang man, yu dont eben know if he gots dial up or de utter type of enthernet in his cell. Das might make it hard to liv if he gots dial up in his cell becuz he cant downlood music as fast... Lil Weezy, day just hatin on yu..I got dat fire man and im behide yu all de way. Juss hang in dhere.

      August 10, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  27. James

    Lil Wayne sucks...PERIOD

    August 9, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  28. akaybx

    Are you all talking about Rap or Hip Hop? There's a difference. Hip Hop is not on the decline at all, in fact it's in everything mainstream you all listen to. Rap is a part of Hip Hop therefore Rap continues to live.

    All of you talking s**t about Lil' Wayne, you probably have his songs (or songs written by him) in your iPod. Don't front. Ya'll wouldn't be saying this about Rock music now would you? How about some of the movies you watch? Video games your kids play? Those are all worse than Rap music.

    Lastly, don' be haters. I'm out.

    -akaybx Founder of hiphopaffair.com

    August 9, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Lorin

    Ugh... What a sight this guy is. He looks disgusting.

    August 9, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  30. mejazzbo

    You are correct, sir! It started with Will Smith at the Grammy's mainstreaming the art.

    August 9, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  31. phantom2011

    Rap is deying and artist like lil wayne are the killers. its sad because i grew up on this music and southern companys who care all about the money is whats killing this music. dont get me wrong few artist like Bun B and Chamillionaire are trying to kepp it alive but in the end people are the decision makers

    August 9, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Kneegahata

    Whats this home boy doing behind bars? Why is it that the white man wants to put all the black men in jail, we know that the black man dont do no wrong. Its racial profiling! I bet he makes alot of new material for a upcoming album while he is in the slammer. Then makes alot of money! Preaching all the wrong thats been done to him and why his fellow brothers should hate the white man. Isnt this how it works in America? Down with the white man! Its all the white mans fault...

    August 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Jason Cook

    Is this guy crazy or what?? There is no way in hell Tech N9ne should collaborate with the most overrated rapper ever in Lil Wayne. He is a lame duck in the industry and is nothing but generic mainstream. There are about at least 100 or more rappers better then Lil Wayne. The only good part of the song would be Tech's verse with his supreme flows and master sickology. We want that Bone Thugs n Harmony/Tech N9ne collabo to be released already "Speed of Sound".

    August 7, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  34. the producer

    @ Eric Boden is an Idiot

    I agree with you 100% The uneducated and misinformed are everywhere living in complete bliss

    August 7, 2010 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  35. the producer

    @ Ana, Educated American, and furrypawz,

    Have you read my first comment? If not please take a second to do so. It will explain what is currently happening in the music industry as a whole not just Hip Hop. As I stated earlier there is a market for it and it sells? We have a choice as to what we decide to listen to and until people as a whole demand substance and quality in music there won’t be any. Why? Because now music is just a mass produced product that has a specific look and image just like coca cola. This includes every genre. Please chill with the negative comments and just voice your reasons objectively w/o critizing each other. Music is the only thing that brings people joy. So just enjoy what you enjoy.

    August 7, 2010 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  36. MELO

    man haterade is real strong on here. real talk. i think you should at least know the facts before you start judging. if you hate lil wayne or rap or hip hop why you on here runnin your mouth. dont even read the article. makes you kinda dumb. be hush mouth. just because he's a rapper doesnt make him a criminal. cuz while yall hatin he'll get out and still being making hits. hating is soooo unattractive. cuz like lil wayne said on the carter 3...hip hop aint dead it just had a heart attack. and we got artists thats doin the damn thing. cuz its shooo alot of ppl outside rappers that are goin 2 jail. and @ least he doin his sentence...i.e. lyndsay lohan...paris hilton....cuz last i checked 14 days does not a 90 day sentence make. go blog on her and stop hating. FREE WEEZY REAL TALK!

    August 6, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      As a music genre, Rap is about as good as your ability to type the English language.

      August 9, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  37. smhh

    Most of the comments above are criticizing wayne and his music, if you don't like him, why waste your time reading articles about him?

    Anyway, with him making music all the time, all he pretty much listens to is himself, trying to adjust something on his song to make it perfect. Besides, why would he want to listen to the radio, half of what you hear on the radio now a days sucks.

    August 6, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Megan

    What type of jail lets prisoners get up at noon? The article made it seem like he is constantly on the phone and internet. Seems like a pretty relaxing time for "jail".

    August 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Eric Bodon is an idiot

    Eric made comments that reveal the gradual decline of the common man's intellect. When you feel the need to specify the phrase "under the table" you are a moron. As a matter of fact, every single one of you makes me sick to my stomach. The inability to see past your own objectivity is disgusting. I don't mean to be hateful but I can't help the curse that has been bestowed upon me. I see directly through average people. In fact, I see right through time, itself. Weezy shares this gift, or curse; take your pick. At least he can laugh at the elementary statements that you people are making. Meanwhile, you pretend to live meaningful lives and are mindlessly blissful. Well, I'm here to congratulate you for breathing; you successfully circulate oxygen.

    August 6, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Natma Realname

    Damn, I didn't realize....Lil Wayne is really ugly.

    August 6, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Techa Nina

    at least hes got the sense to hook up with Tech N9ne... He's the best in the game currently.

    August 6, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  42. dellis79

    I like lil Wayne and all, but why would he only want to listen to his own music? Surely he gets annoyed with his own voice after awhile..I know I do....and sleeping til NOON??! What kind of mess is that? Most free people don't even get to sleep til noon!

    August 6, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  43. PiercedPsycho

    A collaboration with TechN9ne? SWEET!! I will be looking forward to it.

    August 6, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  44. CorpusChristi

    the only people i know of who dont listen to some form of rap are the ones who dont have a pretty girl in a nice car to roll wit and have a good time. i dont lk all the bull**** rap that talks of smoking pot, degrading women, and all the money. But lets be real on the fact that everybody nowadays hustles in some form and are pretty smooth at doing it too. why not talk about what dumb rich white kids dont know about, its what we know, its how we live and to be perfectly honest most people dont have the confidence and swagger that comes along with the art form. And this is my opinion being that i bump alot more rock and metal and know first-hand the extensive practice and skill involved in being in a rock band.. but to shoot down rap just because you might not have that confidence and style is absurdly ignorant..and more than likely the ones who hate rap are the ones who probably played dungeons and dragons and still virgins or something lol so you guys go play wit yourselves and leave my boy lil weezys name out your mouths while you doing that okay

    August 6, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  45. Oof

    Man, what a face.

    August 6, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  46. Brandon

    He never listens to any music other than his own?! Seriously? What kind of "musician" only listens to their own music?! You wrote it for heavens sake you know what it says! Show some sopport for some other artists out there! . . . Oh I forgot that's what rap is all about nowadays, selfishness and money and drugs and all that worthless stuff!!!

    August 6, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Brandon, you are not a musician so don't talk about what you don't know. Only the fine-tuned highly functional brain of a musical genius understands what it is to be a creator. You are a very insignificant puzzle piece. When you've spent years of your life sacrificing ordinary human interaction for the sake of your art, then make such bold statements. I mean no harm and hope that you have a good day. Enjoy your freedom and go get a beer with your coworkers after work. Such an act is not even an option for me.

      August 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  47. CorpusChristi

    LIL WAYNE THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE!!! You epitomize what we who had nothing and who have it now should be. Lo, do not look here, lo do not look there for the kingdom of heaven resides within..and thou shalt be a lamp unto thy own feet,.i think so therefore I AM. I knoweth it is not I, but GOD within, he doeth my works

    August 6, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • actually

      If you're talking about the clever way he uses his words, you would be right that he is the best rapper alive. If you're talking about the overall quality of his music, you are terribly mistaken. The guy gets high while writing lyrics... not sure if he can get many "insightful" lyrics out of that.

      August 6, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  48. CorpusChristi

    the only people i know of who dont listen to some form of rap are the ones who dont have a pretty girl in a nice car to roll wit and have a good time. i dont lk all the bull**** rap that talks of smoking pot, degrading women, and all the money. But lets be real on the fact that everybody nowadays hustles in some form and are pretty smooth at doing it too. why not talk about what dumb rich white kids dont know about, its what we know, its how we live and to be perfectly honest most people dont have the confidence and swagger that comes along with the art form. And this is my opinion being that i bump alot more rock and metal and know first-hand the extensive practice and skill involved in being in a rock band.. but to shoot down rap just because you might not have that confidence and style is absurdly ignorant..and more than likely the ones who hate rap are the ones who probably played dungeons and dragons and still virgins or something lol so you guys go play wit yourselves and leave my boy lil weezys name out your mouths while you doing that

    August 6, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  49. stfcena@yahoo.com

    Many people are saying that Rap is all about hate, money, and women. But have any of you ever heard Eminems new album, he has talks about some deep stuff and you can say it is a modern poetry. There are some rappers that i agree is all about the money, women, and hate. But you have to be stupid to look past all the great music some of the rappers make that help alot of people that were in the same situations as the rappers were. In many cases rap helps people cope with their situation and know that they are not the only ones going through it. so before you judge everyone should try to learn more about rap before dissing it.

    August 6, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  50. ChiTownPhilly

    Anyone that says hip hop is dying is listening to way too much of Weezy then. Does anyone listen to Currensy, Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B., Little Brother?!?!?!? HIP HOP Is at its best in over ten years. If your listening to the radio and not scouring the earth for REAL HIP HOP, the n its no wonder you think hip hop is dead.

    August 6, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  51. Weezy

    yo, this is wayne, weezy, whatever you like to call me...stop stressing on what i'm saying here, i got a lotta tattoos and i meant every tear

    August 6, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  52. SaintPetersburg

    lol, hip hop is not dead. there's plenty of artists out there who put a lot of subtance into their lyrics.

    check out Joe Budden. Here's a small little taste of his lyrics "I fell for the Allure, that's my bad. You broke into something so secure." -speaking about falling into a relationship and letting his guard down only to be hurt.

    And that's not even the tip of the iceberg, most of his lyrics are highly intellectual and thought-provoking.

    The truth is, radio plays what people want to hear, and they don't want to hear thought provoking stuff on the radio. There's other stuff out there, you just have to go and search for it because it won't be thrown in your face.

    For the record, I also enjoy Lil Wayne's music and find it to be entertaining...there's a time and place for everything. I like variety.

    August 6, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  53. sally

    maybe he should think about being a little less "HGETTO" when he is released, and think about becomming a role model citizen instead of the mess he reall is, also maybe start pulling up your pants and taking a grammar class to learn how to have a conversation.

    August 6, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  54. dirkK

    You're searching every day for the reason your in Rikers? Hey Weezy, here's your reason. You committed a crime.

    August 6, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  55. EducatedAmerican

    Some of you judgmental blog posters make me sick. So quick to judge when you should judge yourself. If you really want to criticise HipHop, what you need to do is sit down, matter of fact stand up, close your eyes, nod your head to the beat while listening to the lyrics of these modern day poets. Not all Rap is harsh, and tainted with lyrics and subject matter recycled from other artists. Some actually do have something to say. So stop bashing, criticising, and putting down our own people. Either that, or go back to your close-minded little world, and go make that $8.00 an hour you so desperately strive for!

    August 6, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Ana

      haha that was hysterical! I dont know what's funnier the fact that you call them modern day poets or that you suggest that people who don't listen to rap are the ones making 8 bucks/hour. I think you are the one working at McDonalds and so are most of the losers who listen to the crap that's on the radio and dare to call it music. hahahah lmfao

      August 6, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • EducatedAmerican

      You must done lost your rabbit a** mind to suggest that I work @ McDonalds, or even imply that I'm a Loser. How about this, go buy a cd from Common, Talib Kwali, or even MosDef, and tell me they're not poets. Matter of fact since you took such offense to my post, maybe you do work at the drive-thru window @ McD's. Ana, Ana, Ana, how can you be so ugly with such a pretty name!

      August 6, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Ana

      Dude if you're so educated how come you can't write correctly? I'm sorry you must be one of those modern poets I hear about :))). Aah I see. What makes you think I got offended by your post can't you see I was laughing at it? You sound sooo intelligent trying to get back at me by calling me ugly that's what 5 year old do no?

      August 6, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • furrypawz

      EducatedAmerica = "You must done lost your rabbit a** mind..."

      Educated you say? Yeah, it really shows. *eyeroll*

      August 6, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • EducatedAmerican

      First off, my name isn't dude, lets get that established. Second, get off your break and get back to your drive-thru window with your greasy a**. Chump!

      August 6, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • EducatedAmerican

      Furrypawz you want some too huh! I'm very educated, so get back to feeding your 30 feral cats!

      August 6, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • furrypawz

      EducatedAmerican = "So stop bashing, criticising, and putting down our own people."

      You’re so quick to criticize, yet find it so hard to spell.

      August 6, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • EducatedAmerican

      Oh I see furryfeet, you want to reply, but don't have a rebuttal on the actual post. That only tells me that you really don't have any input on the actual article itself huh. You just come here for the giggles, and pray that life doesn't pass you by. Woooooooooooooopz, too late!

      August 6, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • @ Ana + furrypawz

      His name says EducatedAmerican... but it doesn't say how well educated. :P

      Just because someone is educated doesn't mean he has to be classy. Just ask Jay-Z (although you may hate rap, Ana, I'm sure you can appreciate this line)... like he says... "You can pay for school but you can't buy class."

      August 6, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  56. rosie perryman

    You go ON and ON about his day, I don't even know why he is in there.

    August 6, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  57. guestHawk

    Golly. Sleep until Noon, mett with his peeps, read and reply to his fan mail, audition a few songs...I'm so glad this criminal is being punished. Where the hell do I sighn[sic] up?

    August 6, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  58. Troisja Sanguineti

    Watz up!! i hope yr doing well, cant wait til yr out so we can floor rock to yr beatz again!! lol – troisja

    August 6, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  59. keith

    Sure sounds like he sits by a phone all the time and just calls whenever.....thought criminals are put in prison to be punished, yet this doesn't sound much like punishment if he's able to call people whenever. Put him in a REAL prison and let him see what its like....that he can't use the phone but once a week, if that. Put him in Angola State Prison or another tough facility and see what he thinks of that

    August 6, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • david

      keith i hope you understand you simply can not put some one with such a high stature in with the general public of a prison. he would he be a huge target in the jail and could be seriously injured or killed. he is not the only celebrity who has been put with the general public. and another thing, i doubt that his life is a cake walk either in that jail. its not like he is on house arrest or anything. he is locked in a relatively tiny cell and he can only make phone calls and write letters. i think he is serving his time for what i would consider a minor offense (weapon possession)

      August 6, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  60. Russ

    Let's see then; 1. Sleeps till noon. 2. Makes "rounds of calls" (presumably a task he undertakes instead of making little ones out of big ones). 3. Ponders the reason he's locked up (presumably to look for loopholes in the system or the fact that some juror farted during closing arguments and reversing his conviction). 4. All done on the taxpayer's dime. Those of you who had hoped that Wayne was actually incarcerated in some tough Federal pound-im-in-the-azz prison are apparently out of luck, I think.

    August 6, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  61. Not So L'il Wayne

    Hip Hop is not dead! Even Mel Gibson is launching a hip hop career. Just read this article: http://blog.davidhoyle.com/2010/07/21/mel-gibson-to-launch-hip-hop-career/

    August 6, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  62. Maverick

    Who's Lil Wayne? Never heard of him, and from what it sounds like that's not a bad thing.

    August 6, 2010 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  63. Laura

    Wayne may put out good music but he is in jail for a reason & he can "get up at noon" HELLO ?? what lesson is he learning ??? He does not know about what being in the system is all about...he should strip himself of all jewelery,dreads & give himself a total new beginning when he is released & show us good music from totally within - not a fake persona.Be real.

    August 6, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  64. Ian

    Losing Face if you feel that way then maybe you should stop listening to top 40's there is plenty of meaningful great music out there in every genre and none of it is on the top 40!

    August 6, 2010 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
    • losing face

      I agree. Most of the real "hits" are underground and/or through mixtapes.

      August 6, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • MsLady74

      He is being real to his "master" who is NOT GOD!!!!! Listen to his lyrics he tell you....in fact most do....if you listen and watch these videos they all tell you who they really serving!!!

      August 9, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Kay

    Nice role model.

    August 6, 2010 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
    • RoleModel?

      Kay, Singers, Rappers, Actors etc are not role models, People need to get off the effin couch and be a parent, rather then letting the kids sit in front of the TV and then blaming artists for why there child is a tool.

      August 12, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  66. jad

    I don't care what all the haters say....Wayne puts out good music, and I for one can't wait to hear some of his new tracks when he gets out....hopefully a couple more songs with Em

    August 6, 2010 at 4:49 am | Report abuse |
  67. weezy

    u will be out one day.know in mind dat u are still the best

    August 6, 2010 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
  68. Sherri

    "I don’t listen to nothing but my thoughts.”

    He has thoughts?

    August 6, 2010 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
  69. C money

    All dis crap abt wayne don't make sense.we all make mistakes & somehow we get 2 suffer them.so don't make it sound like he's d first offender ds year.

    August 6, 2010 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  70. the producer

    As an avid ecclectic music producer and lover (to include past and current Hip Hop) what all of you are failing to realize is that as bad as you believe the current Hip Hop music to be there is an audience for it. Believe me Hip Hop is not just in the Ghettos its also being played in the social elite trendy society clubs also. The real culprit for the detriorating message is the labels that fund these artist. The labels are filled with clueless executives deciding everyday on what you as a pop culture will listen to. Its not about real artist with real talent. its about an image, a sound and a look that can be sold.

    August 6, 2010 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  71. MELLISA THORNTON

    I heard he liked boys thats y he did what he did.

    August 6, 2010 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  72. Ran5om

    I get the impression no one who has commented has ever actually listened to rap music, you all sound as stupid as you're claiming that the Rap Generation supposedly is. If you had the slightest idea what you were talking about, you'd know rap as a genre is as varied as any other genre of music out there. Check Lupe Fiasco, Common, Talib Kewli or even Wale. Besides that people have been talking about the decline of Rap music for the past 15 years and it hasn't fell off yet, and it never will!

    August 6, 2010 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Right On! Great examples of Hip Hop artists, I'll also add Atmosphere, Brother Ali, K-OS, and of course the legendary Roots.

      August 6, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  73. christian Champagne

    Just pop on some old Public Enemy and all will be swell

    August 6, 2010 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  74. Wiggerlover

    If he wasn't sodomized nor had to endure any polesmoking sessions, then he did just fine, I guess.

    August 6, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  75. six

    Hey man....! beta sit up nd think abt your future dat is little dam advise i ave 4 you. Spend gud season in ur prison dude........! /wayne/

    August 6, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  76. losing face,coment numbr2

    In Namibia,its jst the same....no hip hop,jst hating on one anothr i realy dnt knw y,most of ths so calld rappers jst do it 4 fun...bt thn listn to th DNA hiphop/rap/rnb group,thy damn gud.

    August 5, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  77. s30d

    why don't you haters go and listend to your little rock or country music and stop writing shi–t about wayne

    August 5, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lauren

      Thank you! I don't even understand why these people would bother to read this article, much less take time to comment.

      August 6, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  78. TRL

    YO STEVIE..........Hip hop represents 30% of the top ten because thats the 30% of society that is degenerate and F'd up.

    August 5, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ice

      the hip hop nation isn't F-up cause we are the ones telling it how it is while yall white collar dits try and avoid it, hip hop is the core of poetry that where it all started and hip hop artist are the most intelegent people you can find.

      August 6, 2010 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Ana

      Finally a smart person!

      August 6, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Ana

      Ice we don't all come from the ghetto like you do. We don't need to listen to those "lyrics" and I use that term loosely.

      August 6, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Ana

      oh and Ice you can't even spell intelligent correctly lmao

      August 6, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • losing face

      30% is a generous estimate. It's a lot higher than that.

      August 6, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  79. trl

    HEY FOOL !!!......you can quit searching for a reason why your in there because i'm gonna tell you the reason......YOU BROKE THE LAW.....DUH!!!!!.....And you can quit spoutin off about your "kids" and your "future wife" because everybody already knows your gay to the core...........and hey, what happened to those stupid gold teeth?..LOL

    August 5, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  80. joe

    Who is this ugly hump?

    August 5, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  81. wheelsb

    He only need to look up his history on Wikipedia and the reason should be clear to him. He much more fortunate than others he still can reverse his life after being released.

    August 5, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  82. phillip

    I UNDERSTAND WHY THEY RAP, THATS THEIR WAY OF EXPRESSING THEMSELVES,AND SOME OF ITS OK, BUT SOME OF IT IS JUST SO NASTY, IT WOULD EMBARRASS ME TO BE HEARD PLAYING IT, BUT I ALSO REMEMBER MY MOM YELLING AT MY MUSIC, SAYING IT WAS THE DEVILS MUSIC, REALLY, ITS SO BORING COMPARED TO THE MUSIC NOW.

    August 5, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  83. EBC

    Rap has quickly lost is credibility these days. A lot of the REAL rappers did it for the LOVE of rap and had a REAL MESSAGE to their rap, These days, all you see is rappers repeating the same trend over and over and the music videos are getting OLD, OLD, OLD. Its always the stank looking hoochie mommas and the bling-bling, cash-throwing foolishness. Young rappers are NOT rapping as well as the seasoned rappers. I don't even listen to it anymore, I got turned off by all the recycled noise.

    August 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Steve

    @Ana, so why read an article about a hip hop artist when you hate hip hop?
    @Losing face, dying? Your nuts. Eminem's album just spent 5 weeks at #1. Rick Ross and Drake are also in the top 10. Hip hop represents 30% of the top ten albums in the country which is tops among the genres. Don't get me wrong, I love all music but like it or not, hip hop is still a major influence on our culture and will always be. Not saying that it influences me, I'm just saying in general terms.

    August 5, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  85. vixen

    “Everybody says you’re here for a reason, so…I try to find that reason everyday, I search for that reason.” –> umm, he's there because he has committed a crime. DUH!

    August 5, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  86. BELLA

    HUH...WHAT A WASTE OF TIME

    August 5, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Danimal

    Amazing! He actually is searching for a reason he's in prison? How about for committing a crime! He doesn't earn much respect to me as an artist either if he never listens to any other music than his own. What is that about? Most artists love their craft and appreciate the talents of their peers...unless you are a complete narcissist.

    August 5, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • charles okolonji

      he said he is not allowed to listen to music so he only listen to hes usic which are in his head so dn be so quick to critize

      August 5, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • smbitterman

      Charles-

      Please either learn to type in complete sentences with actual words or stay off the blogs. Reading your response actually made me slightly dumber.

      August 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      smbitterman-

      And I actually feel MORE DUMB for having to read you criticize someone when you think DUMBER is a word... get over yourself

      August 6, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • T2

      AMEN!

      August 6, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • ktm

      if you reread the article it clearly states that he only listens to his music and not any one else's and since he can't even listen to his then he doesn't listen to any at all. oh yeah and Charles you need to learn how to type dude and how to spell.

      August 6, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • abes

      Ummm, dumber is a word. Did you actually call someone out on that? Adjectives of one syllable form the comparative by adding -er.

      August 10, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  88. DonJ

    What jail is he in that he is allowed to use the Internet?

    August 5, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • amused

      seriously..he makes it sound like he's under house arrest instead of in prison

      August 5, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lyricalojam

      He doesn't get to use the internet. He gets fan mail sent to him, you can get the address and all that off of his website. And then he has someone post what he wants to say in response for him.

      August 6, 2010 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
    • ATL_HERSHEY

      Thats the same thing I was thinking, this dude talking bout he getting up at 12 noon ( where they do dat at?).

      August 6, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  89. TapeBuzzer

    hip hop isnt what is used to be. AC is bring it back though. check out his new tape "send the scouts out". thisisac.com rareunlimited.com

    August 5, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Sly

    ...I'm still surprised he was stupid enough to do something to earn a trip to prison. Generally, when you get rich and famous, you try to stay out of trouble or at least pay off the right people so you don't get in trouble, thereby leading to further riches and fame. Lil Wayne doesn't seem to get that, for some reason.

    Or it was a desperate attempt to prove he's still a hard ass...

    August 5, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      T.I. didn't get that memo, either. As the Notorious B.I.G., P. Diddy, and Mase can tell you, "Mo Money, Mo Problems."

      August 5, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • LusciousDC

      He should have broken the law in Hollywood and he'd be out by now. We ALL know the celebs out there don't do ANY time. Look at Paris Hilton and Lindsey Lohan. But then again, maybe it's only the melinated ones that actually do time. Just a thought.

      August 6, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  91. lol

    Entertaining article right here.

    August 5, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • losing face

      Rap is a genre that is slowly on the decline because of the lack of real substance out there. Nowadays, people just put together some lyrics without any serious thought. It's all about drugs, money, women, and violence. It's no wonder people hate this genre of music. I don't blame others for being so ignorant as to generalize all of rap as the same. That's because they've forgotten or have never heard of rap back in the days when the lyrics/messages were relevant to society and the struggles that some people had to go through.

      I suppose if it makes a lot of money you could say it is "good music."

      August 5, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      But it's still an entertaining article...

      August 5, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chance

      @ losing face – I completely agree with you. And lil wayne is at the forefront of everything STUPID.

      August 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric M. Bodon

      Any other inmate would be getting up at 6:00am sharp and facing normal inmate procedures. But celibrity's get to sleep six more hours and get treatment that a normal person without those extra funds might receive. This isn't punishment at all, but is paving the way for celibrity's to break the law again. Simply because they know breaking the law, will only result in a light punishment. So their willing to face the charges. Let's wake up people! Another question that might be a factor. How much is the Correctional Officer getting under the table (bribed) to care extra for this inmate?

      August 6, 2010 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
    • JT

      Entertaining comment. Laugh out loud.....but not really laughing.

      August 6, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Lauren

      @losing face- I don't really agree with you at all. I think if anything, there is a lot of hip-hop now (cite: Jay-Z's Blueprint 3; Drake's Thank Me Later, even Eminem's Recovery) that's full of substantial lyrics and messages about genuine, sometimes pretty raw legit feelings. Of course there are going to be a few catchy kitschy tracks on every album (and sadly the ones usually on the radio), but don't let a few "artists" like Ludacris and the like be the basis for your supposed claim of the hip-hop's demise.

      Just because you can't relate doesn't mean that it sucks.

      August 6, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • HMSWIZZARD

      Tough life in prison.....sleep till noon, get phone privileges that none of the other inmates get, respond to fan mail.....

      I have to wonder why he is getting such privileged treatment.

      And how the other inmates feel about it.

      I think it is shameful on how they give special treatment to the "celebrity factor" when they are put behind bars but the average "joe" gets treated like crap.......they don't get to make multiple phone calls....they don't get to sleep until noon.....they are told they have to work.......at something.....

      Oh well.....just shows you how unjust the "justice system" is.

      August 6, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • losing face

      @ Lauren

      You just named three artists... out of how many? I listen to all those artists, although I do not have Drake's CD yet. There are a lot more artists out there than these three... that is the argument I am making here. As a whole, rap seems to be on the decline. These guys are the only few that are keeping the genre afloat, and for the time being providing an increase in appeal to the genre... but once these guys fade out into nothing rap is done.

      August 6, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ JT

      Troll alert

      August 6, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      @ Losing Face

      I believe that rap as a genre is losing it's face in the mainstream market. It isn't losing its relevance in society nor is it losing steam in the music industry. Those horrible artists you may be thinking of are all mainstream. Most raw talent comes from the underground.

      August 6, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • tsbsfe

      weezy is legendary and that is fact... weather you like his music or not.... everyone knows his name and that doesn't happen if you are just some dumb kid from the ghetto. He pulls middle of the line artists up into his spot light and makes them famous heis featured in a large majority of any of the songs on the radio. hate him or hiphop is just a waste of time and pesimistic at that. dont come here and bash on someone for no reason that is just petty. grow up!

      August 6, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • theone

      well i dont think rap is studpid i just think people cant handle change ..rap is just expressing yourself it dont always have to be about struggle and what not....free your mind

      August 6, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • theone

      well i dont think rap is stupid i just think people cant handle change ..rap is just expressing yourself it dont always have to be about struggle and what not....free your mind

      August 6, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |

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