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Christmas will come early for one-time Cash Money artist, Turk. According to AllHipHop, the rapper will be released from an Arkansas prison, this fall. The New Orleans native has been locked up on federal gun possession charges since 2005, stemming from a shooting of a Memphis police officer, one year earlier.

Since being behind bars, Turk—born Tab Vigil Jr.—has claimed to have been treated unfairly by the justice system.  “The reason while I’m still incarcerated, it has a lot to do with my jail credit,” he said. “The powers that be refuse to give me what is due to me. I have been trying to resolve this problem for the last 30 months but still I remain incarcerated,”

Now that he’s on his way out of prison, he can get to work on the record label he plans to launch. No word yet on if the former Hot Boys member will be reinstating his relationship with the Cash Money family.

Turk will be released October 12.


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