Abstract

While incarcerated on Rikers Island, Grammy award-winning rapper Lil’ Wayne posted letters to a blog to maintain contact with fans. The blog entries and comments from fans express gratitude, positivity, encouragement, and a pervasive sense of spirituality and religiousness. This paper considers the content of Lil’ Wayne’s letters from Rikers, together with posted comments to the blog, in the context of spiritual communication and participatory media.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1703-289X
Print ISSN
1703-289X
Pages
pp. 15-28
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-17
Open Access
No
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