Lil Boosie Released From Jail


Everyone who has been yelling “free Boosie” for the last 5 years can rest because Lil Boosie is finally free.

Lil Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola Wednesday night (March 5) just after 7 p.m., Warden Burl Cain said.

The Baton Rouge rapper was initially locked up in 2009 for marijuana charge, but during his jail time he was busted for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into jail, which could have added an additional eight years to the original four year sentence if he hadn’t been acquitted.

The rapper was also involved in highly publicized murder trial in the 2009 killing of Terry Boyd. Hatch was acquitted of first-degree murder in Boyd’s death in May 2012.

Lil Boosie’s return has been one of the most anticipated events in the hip-hop world. The actual date of Boosie’s release had been changed numerous time in the last few months, and most recently was kept quiet– even from the rapper himself. The warden said the time and date of Hatch’s release wasn’t made public “just to keep everything calm.”

His label, Atlantic Records, has scheduled a news conference in New Orleans for Monday (March 9). It is expected he will announce a new deal.

Boosie will be on supervised parole until 2018.

Check Out Lil Boosie’s freestyle after release below!

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