New Orleans rap vet Turk — best known an original member of Cash Money Records’ super group, the Hot Boys — is a free man after serving nearly nine years on felony weapons charges.
The rapper (real name: Tab Virgil, Jr.) was released from Forrest City, Arkansas Federal Prison on Friday (October 12). He had served nearly a decade sentence for a highly publicized shoot out with Tennessee S.W.A.T. Team members back in 2004..
Upon release, Turk called into New Orleans radio station Q93.3 for his first, post-prison interview, speaking with personality Wild Wayne about his immediate plans, as well as long-talked about rumors that he’s signing to Lil Wayne’s Young Money label.
“I’m waiting on [Mack Maine] to hit me up and see what they talking about, but, you know, it’s in the air. [Nothing is] final right now, I’m just gonna say it’s in the air,” the rapper said.
Currently, Turk is prepping a book, entitled The AutoThugography of Turk, and a screenplay titled Reckless.
Turk came up in the music business alongside Cash Money Records as a member of the Hot Boys, comprised of himself, Lil Wayne, Juvenile, and B.G. In 2004, his career was derailed, when he was busted following a shoot out with Memphis police during an apartment raid. During the incident, two officers were injured … and Turk was eventually charged with multiple weapons possessions and murder charges.
Turk would eventually be sentenced to 10-plus years in prison… but he’s finally free.
Stay tuned for further details. You can also follow Turk on Twitter @TurkMrYNT.