Former Cash Money Rapper Turk to be Released From Prison on October 12
Former Cash Money recording artist, Turk, is scheduled to be released from an Arkansas prison on October 12, 2012, according to AllHipHop.
Turk, birth name Tab Vigil Jr., has been in federal custody since being convicted on federal weapons and drug possession charges in 2005. The charges stemmed from a 2004 shooting in Memphis, Tennessee in which two police officers were shot and injured following a raid on an apartment Turk frequented.
Between 1996 and 2003, Turk was featured on all three of the Hot Boys’ studio albums under Cash Money, including the 1999 platinum-certified, Guerilla Warfare. In 2001, he also released his first solo album, Young & Thuggin under the Cash Money imprint, which went on to sell close to 650,000 copies.
In 2010, Turk released a statement, asking friends and fans to assist his mother with any donations for funeral costs after his brother, Ronald Smith, was gunned down outside a New Orleans daiquiri shop.
According to AllHipHop, since being incarcerated, Turk has written a screenplay about his life, titled, Reckless, and also has plans of writing an autobiography titled, The AutoThugoGraphy of Turk. As of press time, there is no word of when and under which label Turk’s next album will be released or whether the long awaited Hot Boys reunion will actually come to fruition.—XXL Staff