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Name: Hell Rell

Where You Find Him: Follow him on Twitter @THEREALHELLRELL

What You Might Know Him For And Why You Could've Cared: Interestingly enough, Hell Rell got his first major looks while incarcerated. While serving a sentence on drug related charges in Clinton Maximum Security Correctional Facility, Ruger recorded two freestyles over the jailhouse phone that made their way onto the Dips’ debut album, Diplomatic Immunity. He was also featured on “This Is What I Do,” in which Cam’ron introduces the rapper as saying “He locked up. He about to come home.”


In 2007, Hell Rell released his debut solo album For The Hell Of It, which featured the single “Show Off,” and his collaboration with Styles P “The Hardest Out.” The album peaked at #5 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart. In 2008, he released his second album Black, Black Gloves, which featured the street single "Get Ready."


Current Status: Since the disbandment of the Dips, Ruger Rell's got involved in a beef with Max B and a then relatively unknown French Montana. He's released a slew of independent albums and mixtapes, including a couple with another former Diplomat foot soldier, J.R. Writer. Of late, Rell appeared on Cam'ron and Vado's BOAB 2.8: The Road To 3.0. According to his Twitter, Rell is in talks with labels regarding his next deal, and is planning on releasing his next mixtape Not Guilty later this month. —XXL Staff