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Lil Wayne writing prison memoir
By Associated Press
Published January 18, 2012

Rapper Lil Wayne watches during an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in Miami. The Heat won 129-90. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, David Santiago)

NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Wayne is offering a literary tour of his prison days.

The million-selling rapper has signed with Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, for the memoir “Gone Till November.” Hachette announced Thursday that the book will tell of his eight months spent at the Rikers Island complex on a gun possession charge. Scheduled to come out in November, two years after his release, the book will be an “internal monologue,” based on diaries he kept while in prison.

Born Dwayne Carter Jr., Lil Wayne had the best-selling album of 2008 with “Tha Carter III,” which won a best rap album Grammy.

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