Hot Boyz Rapper Turk Released From Prison After Nine Years

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Adelle Platon / October 12, 2012

After serving nearly nine years in prison for weapons charges, former Hot Boys member Turk is finally free.

The Cash Money rapper was released from the Forrest City, Arkansas Federal Prison Friday morning (Oct. 12), AllHipHop.com reports. Turk, born Tab Virgil Jr., was part of the Hot Boyz alongside Lil Wayne and Juvenile from from 1996 to 2001.

In 2004, a shoot-out with members of the Memphis, Tennessee S.W.A.T. Team that injured two officials put a stop on his career. He was eventually convicted and sentenced to nearly a decade in prison.

Now that the ex-Hot Boy has been liberated, Turk is currently working on new material (Weezy collabo perhaps?) along with a memoir on his life called “The AutoThugography.”