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Lil Wayne: the tragic decline of a hip-hop trailblazer

As he prepares to release a memoir, Gone ’Til November, we look back at the New Orleans rapper’s career – from giving Drake his big break to becoming the voice of Katrina and his ongoing Cash Money legal battle I can’t say I wrote the book on Lil Wayne but I did write a book. This was in late 2010, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr was midway through an eight-month sentence at New York’s Rikers Island for gun possession, and I was cobbling together a sort of biography.
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