After being locked down in an 8×10 cell for four years the NOLA can rejoice, because Boosie is free. The southern rapper, whose government name is Terrance Hatch, was released Wednesday, March 5 around 7:10 p.m., according to Warden Cain. He exited the Louisiana Department of Corrections and was transferred to a sheriff’s department facility in Sr. Francis, then released from custody. The loving arms of numerous family members greeted Boosie, which is reflection of how much he was missed.
Boosie was booked back in 2009 and plead guilty to drug charges and violation of probation. Then two years later, in 2011, he was sentenced to four years in prison, the additional eight came from smuggling drugs into prison. However, he only had to serve four years of the prison term. Boosie was also brought up on charges for murder in 2012. The persecutors had reason to believe Hatch arranged a hit on a local rapper; but he was eventually found not guilty, and free of all charges.
The NOLA rappers release came a few months early but, right on time for Boosie. At one point in time his brother and manager Taquari Hatch reported to media sources that Boosie was being released February 2014. Nonetheless, that did not come to fruition. In fact, the Corrections Department had his release set for May 20, 2014. It appeared to be a big miscommunication between the to two parties.
The 31-year old rapper was signed to Atlantic Records and released many successful records, and plans to continue, although, most people are not sure of how he will continue his career. Atlantic Records have been mum about him re-signing or departing. They just refer those questions to the upcoming press conference.
There will be a press conference March 10, 2014 with Atlantic Records, and his label Trill Entertainment. Boosie will discuss his future in music regarding, re-signing, album releases, and much more. When questioned about the upcoming meeting Hatch was very brief, and mentioned that both labels would be there.
However, no one is sure what press would be in attendance, because they selectively invited press. It was a short message sent to only few simply saying both labels were inviting the recipients to hear #BoosieSpeak.
It should be very interesting to see what Boosie will say to the press, executives, and fans on that day. If the letter he wrote from jail to Spin Magazine gives any indication to his current perspective, then it should be very insightful. He spoke candidly of his personal thoughts, and feelings while locked away.
The words spoken on the 10th should serve as perspective for the fans and executives at Atlantic Records. Everyone needs believe he is serious about his career. If they do not believe Boosie, he will not have a career. The very idea of transitioning out of prison with nothing to do is not motivation to stay free. Even his loving fans would grow tired of constant prison stints in between albums. So, with the release of this news everyone awaits the next chapter to this story. Boosie believes his mission is incomplete, and feels he has not reached his potential star power. He continued saying that he keeps writing and pondering how to be a better man and artist. Furthermore, he copes with the constant pressure by looking at pictures of home, and the helps him regain motivation to keep pushing.
By: Schelett Rickenbacker