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.
His album production credit given to the late J. Dilla enraged Dilla’s family and Charles’ former label, Interscope Records.
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.