An American rapper from Louisiana Boosie BadAzz, is facing gun and drug charges after a traffic stop in Georgia.
Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch Jr. was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, began rapping in the 1990s as a member of the hip hop collective Concentration Camp; then, he eventually pursued a solo career in 2000 with the release of his debut album Youngest of da Camp.
Boosie Badazz who was formerly Lil Boosie, born November 14, 1982 was arrested south of Atlanta in Newnan after police say they found a gun and marijuana in their vehicle.
In the course of the vent, a sergeant pulled Hatch’s car over after noticing his car swerving on the road.
Hatch was in court in Coweta County Monday morning and was given a $3,500 bond.
His charges were possession of marijuana, possession of THC and possession of a firearm during a felony.
In 2009, Hatch was sentenced to 4 years in prison on drug and gun charges. In 2010, he was indicted on first-degree murder charges, and was also sentenced to 8 years on multiple charges of drug possession with intent of distribution.
Hatch spent 3.5 years on death row before being found not guilty of murder in 2012. After serving 5 years in prison, Hatch was released early on March 5, 2014.
WSB-TV says Hatch has been released from jail.
The Baton Rouge native is known for his songs, including “Wipe Me Down,” “Independent” and “Zoom.”
Source: CNN affiliate WSB-TV