Rappers Behind Bars
Rap has become more and more popular among people since the 1980s. The genre has evolved greatly in the past few decades, gaining more artists, popularity, and types. However, many rappers have had trouble with the law in their times. Sometimes it’s fair, sometimes it’s completely unjustified. Here are the top rappers behind bars today.
Kodak Black: In 2016, Kodak spent four months in jail after pleading no contest to two misdemeanor drug charges. When he was released, he managed to stay out of trouble until he was arrested again in 2017 for violating his probation. It was thought the rapper would be released in March, but he is being held without bond.
Bobby Shmurda: Shmurda is the latest rapper to serve a lengthy prison sentence. He was originally sentenced to seven years after pleading guilty to one count of third-degree conspiracy and one count of weapons possession. As part of his deal, his sentence was cut to five years but his lawyer thinks he will only serve about three.
C-murder: This guy is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of a teenager in 2002. He pleaded no contest in 2009 after shooting at a nightclub bouncer and killed a 16-year-old. Ironically, the rapper’s name fits his crime.
G. Dep: Known for his work with Diddy, he put his career on hold after confessing to the murder of a New York City man in 1993. He turned himself in on December 5, 2010. The case is considered a cold case. He was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2011.
Max B: In 2009, upcoming rapper Max B was found guilty of murder conspiracy and robbery charges. He was sentenced to 75 years in prison. With his career in jeopardy, he took a plea deal and had his sentence cut to 20 years. He pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter. He is expected to release in 2025 at the age of 47.
Bump J: From working with Yeezy to having his music in video games and commercials, Bump J had success and plenty of money. However, after splitting from his record label, Bump J and an accomplice robbed a bank for about $100,000 in 2007. Two years later, he was sentenced to ten years in prison. He is expected to be released in late April.