Turk, former member of the rap group Hot Boys with Lil Wayne, Juvenile and B.G., has officially re-signed with Cash Money Records. He announced the return via social media on Sunday (July 3).
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Turk was a member of the first generation of artists signed by Cash Money Records in the late 90s, but he has been out of the game for quite some time. In 2004, Turk was reportedly charged with first degree attempted murder and served eight and a half years of his 14 year sentence. He was released in October of 2012. Last year, Turk settled a lawsuit he filed against Cash Money Records and their parent company Universal Music Group over unpaid royalty and publishing payments. Despite the dispute, this reunion is not exactly surprising. Back in 2013, Turk shared his optimistic outlook on the future with HipHopDX.“The heart of a man, it could change; sometimes it gets hard, sometimes it gets soft,” Turk said. “And when you dealing with a lot of money and you dealing with a lot of talent, you dealing with a lot of ego and pride. With that being said, I don’t know what God got in store for the old Cash Money clique…would there ever be a Hot Boys reunion. But, it’s all love. And right now, my situation, it’s just friendly competition.” Turk maintains that he might have left Cash Money Records on paper, but the label has always been a part of him.