The book was originally announced in 2012, and was scheduled to be released later that year via Grand Central Publishing. However, the book will now be published by Plume, an imprint of the Penguin Group, the company confirmed Thursday.
Penguin described Gone ‘Til November as “a deeply personal and revealing account of his time spent on Rikers Island for eight months in 2010,” that was “taken directly from Wayne’s own journal.” The representative at Penguin also described the book as an exploration of his daily rituals, motivations, and interactions with other inmates. Wayne was incarcerated at Rikers after he pled guilty to attempted possession of a criminal weapon. This stint at Rikers is what many believed led to Wayne’s eventual comments about New York. This memoir will give fans and readers an insight on what the celebrity went through and could provide readers an understanding of why Wayne may always have bad memories relating to the city.
The rap veteran, who has recently been locked in a semi-public contract dispute with Cash Money Records over the release of his 11th solo album The Carter V, has not been very active in media. However, he has remained vigilant in releasing music to his fan base, recently appearing on popular Chance The Rapper record “No Problems”- and continues to stay active in other ways. Wayne has continued his touring, released a mobile skateboarding app, and also released a joint album Collegrove, with 2 Chainz earlier this year. This is one project that hopefully won’t face any more continuous delays from the legend.
Gone ‘Til November is scheduled to be released on October 11, 2016.
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