hip-hop behind bars

According to Vibe, Bronx rapper Remy Ma was officially released from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility at 3PM this afternoon. Reports are swirling that Remy got into an altercation with another inmate which was what caused the delay in her release. Ma’s husband, fellow rapper Papoose, posted pics on Instagram to confirm her release. Check out what […]

Rapper Gucci Mane is currently contemplating new face tattoos in a Georgia jail after a September arrest for gun and weed possession. While “Free Gucci” t-shirts have been in vogue since his first jail bid in 2005 for assault, one South Carolina prisoner is taking that battle cry to heart. According to TMZ, 51-year-old Jerry […]

Four years ago today, rapper Gucci Mane released his album, “The State Vs Radric Davis.” The Birmingham born rapper has had a tenuous relationship with the law since 2001, having been arrested for several crimes including cocaine possession and aggravated assault. Unfortunately, things have not changed much in four years since and he is releasing […]

20-year-old Chicago rap artist Chief Keef was sentenced to 20 days in the Cook County Jail this morning after testing positive for marijuana. Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was sentenced to jail this morning after violated the terms of a prior guilty plea in a speeding case.  The “Love Sosa” rapper was required […]

Lauryn Hill  has been released from prison after serving her three- month sentence for tax evasion.  According to the Bureau of Prisons, Hill — aka Inmate #64600-050 — was released early Friday morning from the minimum security Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. The rapper, singer and actress saw fit to celebrate her freedom with […]

Rapper turned reality TV star Jim Jones is living what he raps about. The “We Fly High” MC was busted in the Bronx for allegedly driving under the influence of marijuana. RELATED: ‘Will You Marry A N*gga?’ And Other Thug Marriage Proposals Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the Harlemite was pulled over at around 2 […]

On the track “Excursions” from their 1991 album “Low End Theory,” rapper Q-Tip brags that he’s an Abstract Poet, “prominent like Shakespeare.”  It was a call for respect and recognition that has rippled out into places few would expect. Chicago brothers Gregory and Jeffrey Quiyum, known professionally as rappers GQ and JQ,  have remixed several […]

  According to TMZ  2 Chainz has been booked on felony narcotics possession.  Law enforcement tells TMZ that 2 Chainz was in possession of Promethazine which is one of the 2 main ingredients in sizzurp.  Chainz reportedly had weed too, but it was less than an ounce. He was at LAX trying to board an airplane […]

  Lauryn Hill is busy tying up loose ends before beginning her prison term for tax evasion. The NJ multi-talent has been renting a South Orange mansion since 2009 and was sued by her landlords for failing to pay rent in March. But rather than fight the eviction Hill reached a settlement with the landlords, agreeing […]

Chicago rapper Chief Keef was arrested in Atlanta yesterday for disorderly conduct. While there is nothing humorous about breaking the law or being taken into custody at the age of 17, the 911 call that got him pinched plays like a “Chappelle’s Show” sketch. A security guard at Le Meridian Hotel in Atlanta called in […]

After pleading guilty to tax evasion in 2012, Grammy-Award winning singer and actress Lauryn Hill has been sentenced by a New Jersey judge to three months in prison. Hill owed taxes on $1 Million worth of income and was able to pay $970,000 prior to sentencing, but it was not enough to keep her out of […]

Shyheim Dionel Franklin, aka Shyheim The Rugged Child of Wu-Tang Clan fame, was recently arrested in his hometown of Staten Island, NY after local police raided his apartment. The now 35-year-old rapper was charged after a revolver, five rounds of ammunition, 41 files of heroin, Xanax (anti-anxiety medication), and drug paraphernalia for weighing and selling drugs, were […]