Tales Before Jail: Lil Wayne x Rolling Stone Magazine

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“For a decade, Lil Wayne has been hip-hop’s great unstoppable force, a 24-hour-a-day recording machine without an off button. But on February 9th, Lil Wayne will have to stop — for 12 months, when he reports to prison to serve a sentence for gun possession stemming from a 2007 arrest in New York City. Rolling Stone stays up all night with Weezy as he prepares to get locked down in our new issue, which is on sale at newsstands today.”

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The full cover story about his final days of freedom before going to jail isn’t available online, but you can read this preview.  Rolling Stone have also e-published a separate article on the traits and habits that make Weezy (“a diamond-toothed multimillionaire — who lost his virginity and survived a gunshot chest wound at age 11, became a father and a rap star at age 15, drove an Internet-wide blitz to genre-spanning superstardom by age 24, and was the first rapper name dropped by our newly elected president at age 26”) so unique. 

Read: Weezy Phone Home: Is Lil Wayne Hip-Hop’s Alien or Simply the Greatest?