On this day, July 31, in hip-hop history...


2014: Bronx rapper Remy Ma was released from prison on July 31, 2014 after serving a six year sentence.

Born Reminisce Smith, Remy was always a firecracker and definitely one to go down swinging. With calculated bars and boastful hit singles like 2006's "Conceited," the Terror Squad member seemed to be on the fast track to success in, at the time, was a less crowded lane of female MC's. But in 2007, all that changed when Remy was involved in an early morning nightclub shooting in New York.

On July 13, 2007, a shooting occurred outside the Pizza Bar, a Manhattan nightspot, around 4 a.m. During the entire incident, Remy accused a man named Makeda Barnes-Joseph of stealing three thousand dollars from her purse and claims she accidentally shot him in the torso.

Convicted of assault, illegal weapon possession and attempted coercion in 2008, Remy served her sentence in an upstate New York prison but still remained on the minds of hip-hop fans thanks to sporadic interviews and updates from her husband and fellow rapper, Papoose.

After her original release date was pushed back, on July 31, 2014, Remy was officially released, posting a simple pic stating, "I'm back" on her Instagram.

After six years out the rap game, Remy took some time do a press run and be with family, but has since flexed her skills on a comeback mixtape, I'm Around, performed at this year's Summer Jam and has been hopping on remixes.

Remy Ma and Papoose are set to join the cast on the upcoming season of Love & Hip-Hop New York.

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