INTERVIEW: Turk (@freehotboyturk) Names The Rappers That Have Helped Him During His Current Incarceration?
What up Turk? What is your current situation right now? When is your projected release from jail, in October?? What’s thuggin’ my G!!!! My current situation is that I’m incarcerated at Forrest City (Low) Federal Penitentiary. My official release date is 10/12/2012.
Your inprisonment is one of many in the hip hop world. You always said that you’re innocent like other rappers like Mac and C-Murder. What’s happening between rappers and the US justice? I know that it’s a conspiracy going on. We making a whole lot of money and we are black, so the first chance they get, they’re attacking like pirannas… trying to take us out the game.
The fans have been about 4 years without any news about you. Why the Free Turk movement started in Internet the last year and not before? It all was in god’s timing… I was fighting in the court for my freedom and I really didn’t want all the publicity being taken the wrong way… by the powers that be.
I’ve seen Capito, Bun B, Lil B, Ke’Noe and many other rappers supporting you. The Free Turk Movement each day got more fans and rappers. What is the first objective with this campaign? The Free Hot Boy Turk Movement now is first letting the world know that it’s my time and I’m coming 10 x’s a 100.
The hip hop scene was shocked about the murder of your brother and your request for help in Ozone Magazine. Does the response of the people and the hip hop community have been positive?
I appreciate all the support I got from fans and friends during my loss of Ronald “Rilo” Smith; that was the hardest thing I ever dealt with. I never cried hard until I lost my lil brotha. Rest In Peace Rilo – It’s a block party every year!!!
So, what artists have contacted you in jail to help you get through your situation since the first days? It was plenty rappers reaching out to me since I been locked up… B.G., Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Ke’Noe, Emani Da Made Woman, Rocko, T.I., Paul Wall, Trae Tha Truth, Capito aka The N.O. Capo, Waka Flocka… just to name a few.
Which Cash Money/Laboratory/YNT former member has been trying to help you the most in your situation and what have they done for you? Everybody has done what they could for me and I appreciate that because some niggas get in these types of situations and have nobody. Steve who was my homeboy and manager also did for me before he was found murder.
How much material have you recorded since you've been in jail? What are some of the stories you have witnessed in the pen or been through yourself since you been in the pen? I recorded a couple mixtape songs while in jail. That’s on my YouTube Account. I have seen it all while being in the (pen) man, it’s too much to say right now, but you can get exclusive stories in my book “The Autothugography of Turk”.
When you get out, what are your future plans in hip-hop and as a free man? Do you plan on moving back to N.O.?
Family is first when I get out, then it’s back to work… the album, my book, my movie and YNT empire. Of course, New Orleans will always be my home but I’m moving to Atlanta and Miami though…
Once released, how soon should we expect the new Hot Boys album to drop? All can I say, you can expect the Hot Boy Turk album to drop very, very soon!
Rumors said that you’re truly resigning with Cash Money Records when released? As now, are you finished with Laboratory Recordz and Ke’Noe? Me and Ke’Noe good, and I’mma just say it like this… “Cleveland wanted Lebron, but he went to the Heat… I’m going where they winning!"
Was there ever really an unreleased album "Untamed Guerrilla"? If so, will it be released?
Yes! I don’t think I will release it because I’ve grown to another level… Young –N- Thuggin but I’m grown up.
Talk about your record label. Who is on the official roster for your YNT Music label? YNT is inspired from my first solo album with Cash Money (Young N Thuggin). I felt it only right to brand my label since I’ve the leverage right now YNT empire where. (Visions get inspired). YNT we all gone eat, we got next!! I’m looking for young (acts) who can represent what YNT stand for. Right now, we have a female artist called Emani da Made Woman out of Memphis and myself.
I think that you’re working in some projects like a book. Can you explain that? When is the tentative title for your next solo album? Who do you wanna work with? I’ve wrote and autobiography with co-author Terrance “Tea Mack” Mcclurge while being at Forrest City (Low) Prison. This is straight raw and uncut about my life. I talk about me being on heroin’cocaine and my days at Cash Money Records. My album title is “The Audiothugography of Turk” and also I want to work with whole Young Money, Maybach Music, Good Music and whoever else going hard.
Remembering the Hot Boys era, who was your closest road dawg during your Cash Money days?
Me and Lil Wayne was very close during the Hot Boys era and I talk about a lot of our moments we had in my book.
How did you get signed to Cash Money? With who you was rapping before and how did Baby & Slim discover you? These information it’s all in my book!
What is your favourite rappers right now? And your influences? My favorite rapper right now, and forever will be myself!!!! My son influences me.. Shoot out to my fiance (Erica) who has been there through thick and thin, my momma Pam, my son, the whole New Orleans (Uptown and Down Town). RIP Rilo and Steve, and I want all my (f)riends (a)lways (n)ever (s)hady to know, that I won't let them down.. Free B.G… I gotcha’ dawg --- when I touch down and all my team YNT at Forrest City and around the world. Keep it Thuggin. 10 x’s a 100….