News: Lil Boosie Follows In Drake's Footsteps Behind Bars
Saturday, Mar 9, 2013 8:54PM
Incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie is keeping the trend of hip-hop artists achieving educational goals, recently earning his GED (General Educational Development).
According to reports, Boosie Bad Azz graduated from his prison's GED program.
Legally embattled Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie just graduated from his Angola State Prison GED program. It seems that Boosie is making the most of his eight-year sentence behind bars on charges of attempting to smuggle drugs into two different prisons on three separate occasions. Don't forget this music video his daughter made about education. The better news is that it seems Boosie should be up for parole in the near future. According to a recent interview with SPIN, Boosie's counsel estimates his release to come some time between this summer, and at the latest, 2014. (Complex)
Last fall, Young Money's Drake announced receiving his high school diploma at the age of 25.
"97% on my final exam. 88% in the course. One of the greatest feelings in my entire life. As of tonight I have graduated high school!," he tweeted October 17th.
"Thank you to my teacher Kim Janzen for spending the last 5 months working tirelessly with me!! OVO SOUND" (Drake's Twitter)
In December, Atlanta rapper Trinidad James revealed his interest in working with Boosie once he is released from behind bars.
"Ima spend my whole Def Jam check to do a ep with Boosie when he get out of jail. Can't wait.," James tweeted December 26th. (Trinidad James' Twitter)
Recent reports suggested Boosie would be released as early as last month after serving time on murder and drug charges.
After beating a 1st. degree murder case and then pleading guilty to smuggling drugs into a prison sources close to his camp have confirmed that Torrence Hatch better known as Lil Boosie, a chart topping Baton Rouge recording artist will in fact be released from prison in less than 60 days because as they classified it, he was setup on the drug charge. His legal team immediately jumped into high gear once he accepted the plea after realizing that his plea was made under duress. Investigators said he tried to smuggle drugs into Dixon Correctional Center once and into Angola State Penitentiary twice. However according to the source, the rapper admitted earlier that he had a substance abuse problem and that a police informant offered to provide him with "syrup" and of course if you offer a drug addict drugs he's going to accept it, especially in a controlled environment like prison." He is expected to walk out of prison in mid-February of 2013. This is a developing story so stay tuned for more details coming soon. (Hip Hop 365)