Rap News Network reports rapper Turk, known for his role in the Cash Money Hot Boys group was sentenced to 12 years in prison in a decision Wednesday (April 26) after entering a “best interest” plea for his role in a shooting involving a Swat team deputy. Read more.
Turk is slated to release his highly anticipated third solo album, ‘Penitentiary Chances’ on KOCH Records on April 27th. The album’s release is being planned as the rapper is being held on $750,000.00 bond, on charges of attempted murder of a Memphis Deputy Sheriff. The album’s title comes from a song that was on his debut album, ‘Raw And Uncut’. Turk maintains his innocence in the case. A second charge against the rapper was dropped when early ballistics tests showed that a second officer was shot by another police officer that was present at the scene. Turk says that he has no idea whether or not his arrest will have any impact on sales of the album, but that he doesn’t expect it to. “My fans would support my album regardless, but it’s a quality album, and it’s going to be worth their ends,” he promises. “Get my album,” he says, “because you’ve got love for Turk.”
The Associated Press reports New Orleans-based rapper Turk (aka. Tab Virgil Jr.), already wanted in his hometown for probation violation was arrested in Memphis, Tennessee, in the alleged shooting of two deputies who were searching an apartment for heroin. Turk was booked with attempted first-degree murder. “There is a criminal element that is showing absolutely no respect for the law,” Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell said.
Former member of Cash Money Record’s Hot Boys, Turk, has returned back on the scene with his long-awaited follow-up to 2001’s, Young and Thuggin’, titled Raw & Uncut which is in stores now. The full article at ballerstatus.net has since been removed or relocated.
Former Cash Money member Young Turk checked in with BET.com recently and took out some time to answer a few questions, including what he wishes he could get rid of, but he can’t. “This addiction. I have a drug addiction,” he revealed. “I’m always going to be an addict but I’m a recovering addict and I can’t get rid of that. I can get rid of me using the drugs but as far as me being a recovering addict, I can’t get rid of that. I can just take it one day at a time and hope that I don’t slip up. As far as me living that life, it’s over but I’m always going to have that title.”