Lil Wayne had nothing but time when he was locked up last year, so it's not that hard to believe that he kept a few journals.  Hip-Hop's closest form is poetry, so contrary to popular belief, most rappers write a lot.  That being said Weezy, is turning his journals in a memoir and is gearing up to release it before the end of the year.

Wayne talks about his stint at Rikers in a recent interview with GQ Magazine and tells fans that serving time had a therapeutic effect on him.  Find out what he had to say and when you can pick up the memoir.  Press play now.

While kickin it in the Caribbean recently, Snoop stumbled across the tobacco company, Executive Branch in the Dominican Republic.  The Dogg father was so impressed he's joining forces with the company and bringing them to the U.S. to launch his own Cigars.

Kirk Franklin celebrates 20 years in the biz and is gearing up to drop a new album at the end of the month.  Plus, the rumors are true...Toni Braxton has been hospitalized.  I got all the details, press play now.  Get the skinny now with Tha Wire: 

HERE'S TODAY'S BONUS STORY

January 23rd Fat Joe will perform for hundreds of deserving students in an event celebrating the winners from Let's Move! Newark: Our Power, a program created to fight childhood obesity.  Joe said it's a huge honor beings that he is improving his own lifestyle by losing more than 100 pounds.  Joe is the first to admit losing the weight and changing his eating habits was the most difficult challenge he has faced in his life

Joe says, "I am so happy to be able to spread the word on the dangers of obesity and join the Let's Move! Initiative with Let's Move! Newark: Our Power!"  The program began in October of 2011 with 1,500 high school freshmen in five different Newark, NJ school districts.  Each high school competing against one another for the most minutes moved.

Barringer High School has achieved the coveted winning title with an impressive 619,600 minutes moved, earning them a performance by Fat Joe.