Today (November 1) marks the beginning of T.I.’s 11-month stay at Arkansas’ Forrest City federal jail facility.
According to tmz.com the rap superstar checked himself in to authorities earlier this afternoon.
As previously reported, Tip’s probation was revoked last month after he was arrested in September on drug charges and ordered to return to behind bars for breaking the terms of his 2009 federal gun conviction.
The ATLien took to his Twitter account over the weekend to thank his fans for sticking with him. “Hey yall #teamTI will be holding me down on this front with updates until I return,” he wrote. “Thx for your continued support. In a minute….#NoMercy”
The Grand Hustle General’s newly titled album, No Mercy, is expected to hit stores before the end of the year.
Pitbull’s new album, the all-spanish Armando comes out tomorrow November 2nd. Featuring the “Watagatapitusberry” remix, “Bon Bon” and “Maldito Alcohol” to name a few. Pit will also be at Dolphin Mall on November 9th signing autographs and such. Here’s the full tracklisting to Armando.
1. Armando (Intro) – The Agents featuring Papayo 0:43
2. Maldito Alcohol (Pitbull VS Afrojack) 3:21
3. Esta Noche (Dj Antoine vs. Mad Mark & Clubzound Mix) 3:02
4. Mujeres 3:06
5. Bon, Bon 3:35
6. Guantanamera 3:25
7. Tu Cuerpo featuring Jencarlos 4:04
8. Vida 23 featuring Nayer 3:20
9. Amorosa featuring Papayo & Mc Marcinho 3:3
10. Watagatapitusberry (Remix) featuring Lil Jon, Sensato, Black Point & El Cata 3:41
11. Orgullo 3:17
12. Preguntale 3:05
Expect Weezy and the Cash Money family to start taking over Miami pretty soon as Lil Wayne will finally be a free man come Thursday and will surely be back home in Miami shortly after. After serving 8 months in prison, Wayne will head straight to the studio according to Birdman. There’s also word that he needs to head to court as well, but may also apparently perform at Drake’s final concert date in Las Vegas. Its all up in the air. But yeah, Weezy’s back.
Rapper Lil Wayne has become the first rapper since Tupac Shakur to have a #1 album on the charts, while serving time behind bars, after police found a loaded handgun on his bus in 2007.
The rapper, who is currently finishing an eight-month prison sentence on Riker's Island, has the #1 album in the country with his latest release, I Am Not A Human Being, which has moved over 323,000 copies since its release on September 27th.
According to Billboard, the feat marks the first time a rapper has topped the charts from behind bars, since Tupac Shakur did it in 1995 with the release of his classic album, Me Against the World.
Lil Wayne's feat behind bars impressed former Death Row Records head Marion "Suge" Knight, who signed Shakur to the now-defunct, legendary label, after the release of Me Against the World.
"It was great that they had that communication with fans," Knight told Billboard, while adding that due to technology, during the 1990's, "the world stopped" for an artist serving time behind bars.
According to Bryan "Baby" Williams, Lil Wayne's continued presence while he was incarcerated was a part of a carefully thought out strategy that was executed by Cash Money Records, Young Money Records and Lil Wayne's management team.
"The challenge was to make sure you feel like he never left," Williams said. "We came with a good strategy, and it worked."
While Lil Wayne was incarcerated, he stayed in touch with fans through radio appearances, his fan site WeezyThanxYou.com and on a "Riker's Remix" to "Light Up" featuring Drake and Jay-Z.
Lil Wayne is scheduled to be released from Riker's Island on Thursday (November 4th).
The rapper is planning to release The Carter IV in addition to publishing his memoirs, which he penned while he was incarcerated.
A few nights ago in Houston, Drake brought J.Prince’s son Jas, on stage and presented him with a Lamborghini for his 23rd birthday. Jas was the liaison that introduced Drizzy to Lil Wayne. Hopefully, it came with a full tank of gas.