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Prison Helps Lil Wayne's Flow

Rapper <B>Lil Wayne</B> may be locked behind bars, but he's using the time to his advantage.

Rapper Lil Wayne may be locked behind bars, but he's using the time to his advantage.

Monday, July 19, 2010 0:46 GMT

ORLANDO, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Prison may seem like a bleak place, but it can actually get the creative juices flowing for some inmates.

That seems to be the case with rapper Lil Wayne, who recently informed fans that he was writing amazing new lyrics from inside his cell at Rikers Island in New York.

Weezy’s prolific writing isn’t unusual according to Ed Bales of FederalPrisonExpert.com, who says being locked up in the clink can heavily influence one’s creative side.

Bales explains that the rapper is confined to his cell for up to 16 hours a day, which gives him plenty of time without interruption to come up with rhymes.

He says, “When you’re looking at cinder block walls all day, you have to get creative.”

Bales believes Lil Wayne’s stint in the slammer will make him more popular with audiences who grew up “in a poor urban environment” since he’ll “express in his music something they can relate to.”

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