The incarcerated life of Lil Wayne: By the numbers

Between an 11 a.m. wake-up time and phoned-in vocal solos, hip-hop star Lil Wayne is staying relaxed and productive while serving a year-long sentence at notorious Rikers Island

Hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne — real name: Dwayne Carter — is currently serving time at New York's infamous Rikers Island prison on drugs and weapons charges. But, based on media reports and the 27-year-old rapper's own account of his life behind bars, life on the inside isn't all bad for a pop culture icon. Here's a numerical look at Wayne's incarceration:


Duration, in months, of Lil Wayne's prison sentence at Rikers Island for illegally possessing a handgun

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Caliber of the loaded semiautomatic pistol that Lil Wayne tried to hide in a Louis Vuitton knapsack when police entered his "pot smoke infused" tour bus in 2007


Number of months Wayne will actually serve, if he remains on good behavior


Minimum number of times Rikers guards have busted Lil Wayne for possession of "contraband," including headphones and a charger for an Mp3 player

11 a.m.

Hour at which Lil Wayne wakes up each day. According to the rapper, his prison routine consists mostly of talking on the phone to his kids and "wonderful mother," reading fan mail, doing "pushups," listening to ESPN radio and reading the Bible


Length, in seconds, of the vocal solo Lil Wayne recorded over the phone, from jail, for Canadian rap artist Drake, one of his musical protegés


Approximate number of Facebook users who "like" Wayne's personal website, The site is regularly updated with letters the rapper sends from Rikers.


Number of fans Lil Wayne thanks, individually and by name, in his most recent letter


Number of days left in his jail stint, as of July 16


Number of years probation Lil Wayne must serve following his release from prison as a result of a separate 2008 bust, in which U.S. Border Patrol officers in Yuma, AZ, found drug paraphernalia, marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and a registered handgun on his tour bus

$1.3 million

Sum concert production company RMF Productions sought to recoup from Wayne after he cancelled a series of concerts scheduled during his incarceration


Number of full-length studio albums Lil Wayne has released since his 1999 debut "Tha Bloc Is Hot"


Number of albums Wayne plans to release while he's still in prison

Sources: L.A. Times, NY Daily News (2),, Rap Radar,, Facebook, Idio Magazine,, NY Post, Fox News

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