Exclusive: Hot Boys' Turk Remembers His Slain Father Week After Tragic Death
Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 12:20PM
A week after the tragic passing of Hot Boys member Turk's father, the New Orleans native has reached out to SOHH to provide readers with a look at his role model's obituary.
The heartfelt write-up remembers the life of Turk's father, Tab Virgil Sr. and notes who all will carry on his memory.
"A great man of Valor, was born April 9, 1961 to the late Jesse Campbell and Betha Mae Virgil. On October 30, 2013 Tab Virgil Sr. heard the trumpet sound and answered the voice of the Lord. Tab Virgil Sr. is survived by his four beautiful children Tab (Erica) Virgil Jr., Travis (Ishine) Smith, Travon Tabrienno Webster. His four brothers Charles, Cavlin, Jerome Jesse (Michelle) Virgil. His three sisters Pamela, Veronica, and Marlene Virgil. His devoted nieces and caretaker Joann Virgil, one devoted friend Linda, Best Friend Mr. Keith West and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Family and Friends. Tab Virgil Sr. is proceeded in death by both his parents Jesse Campbell, Berta Mae Virgil, two brotehrs Wesley Virgil, and Clifton Virgil. We the Virgil Family would like to invite all of our Family and Friends to come out and Celebrate the life of our love on, Mr. Tab Virgil Sr." (SOHH)
According to Turk, people will be able to pay their respects to his father this Thursday (November 7).
Cash Money Vamp.., YNT & V.O.P. Presents: Celebrating the "Life & Times" of Tab Virgil Sr. Thursday, November 7. Hot Boy Turk will perform live at Ther Therapy Wine Lounge, 3004 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana. Lion of Judah is the church my Daddy will have his funeral. The address to the church is 2844 St. Anthony Ave..Thursday Nov.7,2013...10am Viewing and 11am Service..New Orleans,LA (Press Release)
Turk personally reached out to SOHH to discuss the tragedy last week.
"Words could never explain the loss of a father," Turk told SOHH via an exclusive statement. "My Daddy was crazy about me since the day I was born. We had a great relationship. People would say, 'Man, you look just like Turk,' and he would say, 'No, Turk look like me.' We have the same name, 'Tab Virgil' and when I told him that I named my twin sons after us he said, 'Ooooool ooh.' [He] was always kind hearted to kids. I'm going to miss my dog. Rest in peace." (SOHH)
The New Orleans rapper broke the news of his father's passing early Wednesday (October 30).
"Got A Phone Call Just Morning Early And I Just KNew It Was Something About My Daddy.Your Daddy Was Killed!!! Man This Shit Hard and I Want Everybody>>Family,Friends and Fans To Come Together On Dis One Here..ThugginInPeace now TAB VIRGIL SR...LOVE YOU BRUH!! 4/9/61»»»»»»10/30/13," he posted onto his Instagram page. (Turk's Instagram)
Recently, he spoke to SOHH about appearing in Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz's "Used To" music video.
"Let me tell you what it was. 2 Chainz has been a fan of the Hot Boys. He's from the South. The Hot Boys influenced a whole lot of people from the South that's in hip-hop right now. 2 Chainz gave me a call. He called me, he called Juvie and he called Fresh and we all answered. We influenced him and through Wayne, it was a Hot Boys reunion without B.G. But we made sure we represented B.G. just like we represented him at the BMI Awards earlier this year." (SOHH)
In August, Cash Money boss Birdman, former Big Tymer member Mannie Fresh, plus a slew of other notable Cash Money artists including Turk came together for a tribute-based BMI Awards ceremony.
Past and present Cash Money Records stars reunited in celebration of label founders Brian "Birdman" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams at this year's Broadcast Music, Inc.'s R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held in New York City's Manhattan Center Thursday (Aug. 22). Ray J split hosting duties with BMI President and CEO Del Bryant and Vice President Catherine Brewton while Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Turk, Mack Maine and Mannie Fresh were all on hand to salute Birdman and Slim's coveted BMI Icon honor, spotlighting their "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers." (BET)
Check out Turk's personal message: