Its official: Compton Hip-Hop star The Game has confirmed that he was indeed released from prison on March 10, just eight days after checking into the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles.
Today (March 13), the rapper issued a statement to AllHipHop.com apologizing to fans for the conflicting information about his release.
“I apologize .but due to the sensitive negotiations on this matter I felt it appropriate not to give an exact date on my release,” The Game said in a statement. “I am truly grateful to my attorney, family and management for doing a great job in this respect.”
The rapper stated that upon his release, he went directly to the recording studio to work on a street album that will drop before his highly anticipated release L.A.X. (Los Angeles Times).
“I went directly to the studio with producers Cool & Dre and recorded several records including my street record Big Dreams,” The Game revealed. “Thank you to all my fans as well for the support.”
The Game, born Jayceon Taylor, surrendered to authorities on March 2, after he pleaded no contest to a felony charge of gun possession in a school zone in February.
The charges stemmed from an incident in which the rapper pointed a gun at another man during an argument after a game of basketball in Los Angeles.
The Game must also serve 150 hours of community service and three years probation.
Big Dreams will be serviced to DJs on Tuesday March 18th, while L.A.X. (Los Angeles Times) is scheduled to hit stores in June 2008.