Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie is free from prison after serving over four years behind bars. The Atlantic Records recording artist is holding a press conference Monday where he will most likely discuss an upcoming music project.
As WAFB reports (March 5), Lil Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, was released from Louisiana's Angola State Penitentiary just after 7 p.m. Wednesday evening. Lil Boosie was incarcerated in June 2010 after being accused of paying another man to kill fellow rapper Terry Boyd. Lil Boosie was found not guilty first degree murder in Boyd’s October 2009 shooting in May 2011. In November of that same year, Lil Boosie pled guilty to three counts of drug smuggling conspiracy and was convicted and sentenced to eight years.
Fans all over the world eager for his release from often used the phrase “Free Boosie” on social media sites like Twitter as a sign of support. “The reason people are clamoring to see Boosie released from jail is because he’s an incredible rapper, plain and simple,” Vibe Magazine said.
Originally scheduled for May 2014, Lil Boosie’s early release is an opportunity for the rapper to get back in the recording studio and create new music.“Anybody who don't understand why people excited that Boosie home never listened to Boosie in the first place,” tweeted New York City’s Power 105 radio personality, Charlamagne Tha God.
The “Wipe Me Down” rapper’s press conference is set to take place on March 10 at 1 p.m. in New Orleans at the W Hotel. "He'll be speaking to the press for the first time ... after his release," an Atlantic Records representative tells NOLA. While in prison, Lil Boosie earned his GED and will remain on parole until 2018 now that he’s a free man.