Lil Wayne Considered Christian Hip Hop
Hip Hop artiste Lil Wayne served an 8 month prison sentence in 2010 and in his new book released on the 11th of October 2016 titled ’Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island’, the rapper admitted that he considered becoming a Christian Hip Hop artiste during the period.
The rapper, in his book, according to USA Today, said he had to face his demons while in prison and one of the things he learnt was the fact that his inspiration does not stem from women, drugs nor cars. Perhaps, the self-reliance spurred from falling back on his faith because in time past, the rapper had made reference to his believe in God and he also mentioned reading the bible while in prison.
While in prison, Wayne was first tasked with helping with suicide prevention. His job was to let the C.O.’s know if someone was a danger to themselves or in the process of committing suicide. In his book, the emcee writes about receiving a letter from a church that urged him to use his platform and art to preach the good news.
“I would truly have the power of having pop culture turn to God,” he wrote in the book. “I would have straight killers in church every Sunday.”
He admits that he considered it, but an “epiphany” convinced him that where he was currently was part of the journey.
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