G. Dep may be facing 15 to life for confessing to a 1993 murder back in 2010, but that isn’t stopping the Harlem rapper from telling his story. Now, the former Bad Boy emcee is planning to pen his autobiography from behind bars.
According to a recent report from XXL, G. Dep has decided to put his life in print. He explained that because he is unable to rhyme while incarcerated, he hopes the book version of his life story will serve as an example of how a person can avoid the mistakes that he made.
“The book is an autobiography,” he said. “It’s one of those things where I’m not trying to explain or justify anything, it’s just I’m trying to just give people my last option. Obviously I can’t record. I don’t know if people are wondering what’s going on or even care, but this is something from an artistic point of view that will kind of close out what I was doing, for now. It might kinda answer some people’s questions. I’m really just putting it out there as an example. You can make your own synopsis of what you think of it or what you’re trying to do with yourself. Really, I’m just putting my story out there. And I’m trying to give a positive message at the same time.”
G. Dep, who is currently being held in prison before he goes to trial, also discussed his adjustment to prison life. He said that while the transition to prison is difficult, he feels that serving his time for his crime is needed for him to change his ways and grow as a person.
“It’s sacred to me what’s going on with this thing here,” he explained. “I’m day-to-day. I’m getting through day-to-day. Like anything, you feel down. But the ups and downs are – it’s something that I needed to deal with, anyway. I was out in the street, and I wasn’t really dealing with anything anyway. So, you know, the ups and downs, it’s probably more beneficial that it goes this way anyway. I felt like I was going nowhere, fast. It was like Groundhog Day. I was going through the days. Somebody was waiting for me to do something. If I was gonna be an idiot and keep acting like I didn’t understand what was going on, I was just gonna go further and further into the hole.”