Charles Hamilton Escapes Jail; Faces Psych Ward
Charles Hamilton Bailed Out of Prison, Faces Psych Treatment
Harlem rapper, Charles Hamilton spent a month and a half in an Ohio jail for assaulting a police officer and last week he was finally let out on bail.
The initial arrest was for disturbing the peace back on December 10th, 2010 but after allegedly striking a police officer, he was charged with two counts of assault and resisting arrest with a bail set at $250,000.
The young emcee was referred to a psychiatric clinic on January 4th and must face a mental health evaluation even though he is free.
Charles Hamilton broke into the hip-hop scene a few years ago with captivating freestyles, pink outerwear, a story of homelessness and a swag stolen from Sonic The Hedgehog.
Since making the cover of XXL magazine for its class of 2009, he has been followed by a cloud of controversy.
A female friend assaulting him on camera for a disrespectful verse damaged his image and feuds with Soulja Boy and Rhymefest displayed his arrogance over confidence.
Hamilton's attempt at a battle rematch with Serius Jones in a Harlem barber shop ended up worse than their first encounter as Serius effortlessly threw darts at him.
Hamilton was once a hopeful candidate to revive the New York rap scene but last summer he checked himself into New York Presbyterian Mental Hospital making this statement:
"All I wanted to do and still want to do is make music...It got to the point where I started talking in rhymes all the time, even in just regular conversations. And music just became me, so I thought it'd be a good idea if I checked into the hospital just to get my mind right."
There still may be hope that he does.