The Louisiana Hip-Hop community has a bit of good news to go with the unfortunate events that transpired at Mardi Gras World on Fat Tuesday.
Lil Boosie has been released from a Louisiana State Penitentiary, his ironclad home since 2009, stemming from copious drug charges.
Rap Artist Lil Boosie was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola Wednesday night.
Angola State Penitentiary Warden Burl Cain confirms the rapper, who is legally named Torrence Hatch, was released at 7:10 p.m. He was transferred to a sheriff’s department facility in St. Francisville where family members were waiting for him.
A native of Baton Rouge, the rapper has fans worldwide who have commonly used the term “Free Boosie” since his incarceration.
Boosie has been serving prison time on drug charges in 2009. The Louisiana Department of Corrections Wednesday afternoon had the rapper’s official release date listed as May 20, 2014.
Boosie was additionally tried for murder in 2012 yet was found not guilty on all charges.
A representative for Atlantic Records told Nola.com that the 31-year-old rapper will be attending a March 10 press conference to clear the air on his prison experience and possible future which may include signing with Rick Ross.
Ironically, the date of the press conference will mark the one-year anniversary Boosie earned his GED behind bars. Hopefully he learned to keep his nose clean.
Photo: Angola State Penitentiary