in the case of lil wayne it's months, he has been in jail since february
fuck the police
Well, he's street cred will just go up as he serve jail time. Hence, by the time he gets release and drop a new song, it'll be hot.
No rapper wants to be jailed in hours or days. C'mon now.
Jail time in months and years make rapper look iconic and legendary to naive audiences.
The more you're not available, the more people wants you.