Turk of the group formerly known as the Hot Boyz has announced that he’s burying his hatchet with Birdman and re-joining Cash Money Records.
Or, to let him tell it, he never really left the label.
Turk made the announcement very casually. In fact, he didn’t even utter any words at all. He let his thumbs do the talking.
First on Instagram.
And then on Twitter, simultaneously announcing a new audio book telling his life story.
It what is becoming a recurring theme, Turk has seeming joined Lil Wayne in the “sue-the-team-I-play-for” boat. After serving nine years in jail, Turk signed with Rap-A-Lot Records 2012 and then turned around and sued Cash Money for unpaid royalties in 2015. Turk claimed that he was never paid for any of the songs he wrote or co-wrote while signed to the label. None of them.
He actually won the lawsuit for $1.3 million when the label failed to respond to the suit, but he later asked that the case be dismissed because he and the label had reached a settlement. It appears that this new “official” deal is a part of that settlement.
Juvenile, who also left Cash Money for Rap-A-Lot for the same reasons, re-joined CMR in 2014. The only Hot Boy not signed to the company is B.G. who is currently serving a long prison bid.
Turk released his most recent mixtape Get Money, Stay Real in July 2015. In February 2016, he created a GoFundMe page seeking $5 million to help with debts legal costs related to the 2004 cop shooting that sent him to prison for almost a decade. It is still ongoing.