EXCLUSIVE: Turk Receives High School Diploma, Just Before Release From Prison

(AllHipHop News) Incarcerated rapper Turk recently reached a milestone while behind bars, as he approaches his pending release date.

The rapper reached out to AllHipHop.com, to reveal that he recently received his high school diploma.

Turk, who’s been incarcerated the past nine years, recently graduated from high school courses at Forrest City, Arkansas.

The accomplishment comes just one month before Turk is finally released from the federal prison facility.

Turk has served nine years in prison for a weapons violation conviction over a wild shootout in 2005, with Memphis S.W.A.T. Team members.

AllHipHop.com broke the news back in July that Turk will be released on October 12, 2012.

Turk, who was once a member of the popular group The Hot Boys along with Lil Wayne, B.G. and Juvenile, Is working on a new album as well as a screenplay about his life titled “Reckless.”

Check out this exclusive photo of Turk’s diploma below:

Turk's Diploma

Turk’s Diploma

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67 Responses to “EXCLUSIVE: Turk Receives High School Diploma, Just Before Release From Prison”

      • Sosa_Limone

        prolly got out for good behavior.. i might be wrong with the number but i thought it was you get a third of your time knocked off for good behavior, or it might be a quarter of your time… or maybe there will be parole/probation until the 9yrs is up. either way its still crazy that he shot a cop and only got 9yrs… thats a great lawyer

    • Adrian Barron

      you tripping FAM lol – 9hrs/9 days/7-9 yrs – as long as he got it before his release date than he scraight –

      • Adrian Barron

        HIGHER LEARNING isn’t for everybody … who knows he may have gotten his HVAC certification

      • RichFromBX

        I don’t know if you’re serious or not with that one but it gave me a good laugh…

      • Adrian Barron

        glad you got a laugh cuz i was dead serious – it sounds all well and good but the h/school drop out rate is at it’s HIGHEST right now – being from the BX you should know that there are plenty of people walking around here that dont care for EDUCATION – not saying thats the way to go – im just saying that ITS REAL – my man did 8 came home – got his 1st job under the conditions of his parole – got off parole and went back to pushing poison <<< thats why most felons end up back in that revolving door – same reason why we CELEBRATE the one's that were able to pull themselves up from the boot straps and make some postive and honest out of themselves

        ya'll acting real brand new … knowing damn well when you grad HS you met plenty of brothers that didnt care to walk across stage let alone attend COMM COLLEGE

        an EDUCATION and KNOWLEDGE OF SELF are 2 different things – whose to say one of them old heads and put him down on the MATH when he was up top – and a college education if aint worked right can have you working right next to somebody with BETTER EXPERIENCE – niggahs grad every year from college – take atlanta for example and end up working at WAL-MART for a living

      • EDOGZ818

        >>From Boogie Down

        School system is trying to teach a dog to be a cat ( Why is that? ..KRS – 1 ) They don’t teach white kids to be black……so it’s up to us to eventually self educate.

        Average college graduate thinks Al CIA’da did 9/11, average drop out knows it’s was an inside job….without knowing the technical specs.

        The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill?

        Carter G. Woodson : The Miseducation Of The Negro

      • EDOGZ818

        From the Wiki:

        The Mis-Education of the Negro is a book originally published in 1933 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. The thesis of Dr. Woodson’s book is that African-Americans of his day were being culturally indoctrinated, rather than taught, in American schools. This conditioning, he claims, causes African-Americans to become dependent and to seek out inferior places in the greater society of which they are a part. He challenges his readers to become autodidacts and to “do for themselves”, regardless of what they were taught:
        History shows that it does not matter who is in power… those who have not learned to do for themselves and have to depend solely on others never obtain any more rights or privileges in the end than they did in the beginning.
        Here is a quote from the book:
        “When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his ‘proper place’ and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His education makes it necessary.”

      • Adrian Barron

        understand there’s a difference between sacrificial lamb and Sheep.

        everybody can’t be Michael Jordan — somebody gotta be Pee Wee Kirkland

        “When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his ‘proper place’ and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His education makes it necessary.”

        this could mean a lot of different things — Education doesn’t have to always be in the classroom and to think that is TRICK KNOWLEDGE of course a College Degree is the easiest way to succeed in this White Man’s World because that’s how it’s been structured — however, Knowledge of Self is education at it’s finest –

        Do You Have A College Degree “E-Dog” or are you being hypocritical?

        Attending college and gaining a couple credits is almost as equal to only having a highschool education or a GED. Know Thy Self is one of the oldest African Proverbs, correct? Now don’t we need handymen, carpenters, and farmers just as much as we need dentists, attorney’s, scientists, and politicians = that’s what i meant when i said HIGHER LEARNING aka COLLEGE isn’t for everybody. Some people take the short cut and learn a trade, enough to feed their families, raise their children, invest hard earned dollars so that he can retire and hand down his legacy.

      • EDOGZ818

        Education rarely comes from the classroom & yes, I’m being Hypocritical with no degree, ( But Trying ), not saying that a miseducated Negro doesn’t come outta college, just saying in Turk’s circumstance, he needs every opportunity he can get, trade, education & learning the game other inmates have to offer….but think about this, as a part, what would benefit your seed more, what would benefit Hip Hop more, the youth more:

        >> In Old Dirty’s Voice as he shut down the Grammy’s:
        “Wu-Tang id for the Children!”

        Praising Turk for taking 9yrs to get a GED, or putting a foot in his a$$ for it & pushing him to do better?


      • EDOGZ818

        Comments make the site ( @ Grouchy Greg, Chuck, Illseed *>>Throws Sydney Lace up in there so she feels included. : )

        Check out the page on RZA’s movie, dropped a lil Hip Hop history on readers, to JohnBlack….old head style.

        “OUR” battle vs BiG L for his record contract. ’92?

      • RichFromBX

        agree with everything you said…I def meant no disrespect.

      • Adrian Barron

        i didnt even get that vibe from you at all myG – we should be able to debate as grown men with no disrespect intended

      • EDOGZ818

        Stop that! Knowledge is power. Diploma = Worthless in today’s world & I can tell that you know that. HVAC & any skill is a + , but sitting 9yrs & only getting a diploma…after 9yrs? It’s a good look, but in reality, a better look would be a Masters in business / entertainment law, etc.

        Glad he did something with the 9yrs, but should have did it in 9mnths tops & kept elevating.

        Don’t front, if you could, you would get higher learning if you haven’t already & definitely would push your seeds to do it too.

      • Adrian Barron

        c’mon G – dont even go there lol – how many walking ZOMBIES running around and dont know or care to know how to even fill out a resume – let alone an application to attend school – some people work better with their hands than they do with their minds – reading is definitely fundamental LOL but the fact is some people wouldnt be caught dead picking up a book.

        I understand the power of education but to expect an uneducated rapper in his late 20’s early 30’s – doing several years behind bars for violent crimes that just rec’v his GED behind the walls to REACH HIGHER is asinine – not saying it aint possible because there are exceptions to every rule but most felon’s end up BACK in the revolving door – that niggah aint concerned with getting a Master’s, BA, or an Associates degree

      • EDOGZ818

        Which is why the odds are in favor of him ending up right back behind bars again…..for the same ‘Chet!

        If the mind can conceive it, the body can achieve it….if it can’t…then it can’t. ( #I’mJustSayin’ )

      • Adrian Barron

        even with a Doctorate fresh out of prison the odd’s will still be stacked against him mainly because he’s a black male that just did several years for a violent felony offense – his resume might read a Doctorate in Finance but the bold print (7-9 yrs in a maximum prison for attempted murder on a peace officer) read’s a whole lot louder. That frustration of being turned down, having to work penny ante jobs, not being able to provide RIGHT AWAY alone can cause a niggah to go back to his old ways – cuz that revolving door is till revolving

      • EDOGZ818

        Between Turk & Illegal Mexican for petty ante job….who wins?

        That doctorate in finance can only help his odds.
        “chet is gonna be tough regardless, but tougher without degree.

      • Adrian Barron

        Cmon E — DONT PLAY BRAND NEW myG — how many brothers you know just wanna slide by in life – work a chump azz 9-5 – sell a couple sax just to fund they Hennessey, Weed habit, and they strip club addiction

        er’body aint meant or cut out to be STAND UP

      • EDOGZ818

        I know, that’s my point. He let 9 yrs go to waste. No discipline.
        Not saying I’m any different, but with 9yrs to spare, you have to build your body & mind…to prevent having another 9yrs to spare.

        It’s an accomplishment…yeah, but it’s also indicative of how low the expectations are.

    • mademan3000

      Exactly fam, punk azz ninjas always tryna talk down. What’s important is he got it before he touches the streets what does it mattered had he got it a month into his sentence…it’s not like he could of did shit with it til he touch down anyway! Smfh!

      • truth

        im guessing nether of you have any education after high school actually i would bet my house that i own on it . when did getting a high school diploma mean you have accomplished anything . hey i made 6 figures a year because i graduated high school America is pathetic .

      • Adrian Barron

        you missing the complete point … and everybody has a nigga like TURK in they family – regardless if you a HUXTABLE or not

        his mama more than likely would be proud if he held down a job at the local liquor store and kept his nose clean and out of trouble – and stayed outta jail

        somebody gotta cut grass, clean pools, flip burgers, sack groceries, sweep the barber shop

      • mademan3000

        I do not have to, nor will I try to validate the level of education I have to prove anything to some self centered prick, who can’t even give a man his props for doing something positive! Now if they were reporting former member of the rap group the Hot Boys Turk went mad & shanked two guards to death would that have made u happy! Hell you don’t measure a mans accomplishments to yours…you measure them according to his own standards & circumstances! Are you familiar with they phrase “YOU HAVE TO CRAWL BEFORE YOU WALK”! Since you claim to be so self righteous I shouldn’t have to explain to you what that means! I DIGRESS!!!!!!!!!!!

      • truth

        i guess your right im so sorry i didnt think about his filling . maybe i should be nicer to cop killers who take 12 years to get a high school diploma my bad .

      • Eugene_Whatley

        He never killed a cop. It was a shootout and he shot the cop in the a** and he got charged with 2nd degree murder for that and spent 9 years in prison in which he was sentenced to 10 years.. Turk little brother got killed 3 years ago since he’s been incarcerated also and he begged ppl to help his mother with funding for his little brother funeral. Do u know how tough it was to grow up in New Orleans (U.S. Murder Capital back then) in the 80’s and 90’s and he got signed to Cash Money back in 1996 at a young age. I’m proud of the dude for getting his diploma. At least he have it, not like 90% of these other rappers. So stop being so judgmental. GOD bless u to Turk.

  1. Lexx Brown

    Best place for him when he comes out is Cash Money. He could pick up where he left off with Baby and those. If dude go to some other label. I dont think he will make it.

  2. Jakne

    I’m glad he’s gotten his H.S.D., but I wish he would’ve furthered his education more while in jail, or picked up a trade also just to have more to fall back on.(Everybody should have that plan b) Turk, stay up homie! And Congrads to you!

  3. truth

    look at all you fuckin idiots sayin how good it is to get the high school diploma that aint shit dude should have got it years ago dont congratulate someone for doing something most kids do in the allotted amount of time that nigga wanted to get out of his cell to go to classes it aint had to graduate thats whats wrong witrh america smh WOW GROWN AS MAN CAN GRADUATE WTF !!!

    • mademan3000

      I bet you would rather a convicted felon to get his diploma/GED upon his release to try to find a legit 9 to 5…instead of being released with that “I’m on some ole bullshit” mentality catching you or one of your loved ones slipping telling y’all to run your shit or Ima let this steel rang out! NOW WHAT!!!

      • truth

        is that quote from the bible ? o my bad must of missed that ancient gem of wisdom

      • Adrian Barron

        don’t use the BIBLE as reference or back up because Jesus’ disciples were liars, killers, thieves, etc before becoming disciples – you being real judgemental –

    • Adrian Barron

      wow myG you seem upset … i think you are generalizing this man instead of looking at things from a case by case basis. We aren’t talking about a classroom full of 12th grade black males on they way out into this cruel world – we are talking about a violent felony offender. Most brothers go to jail rather it be 2 or 20 yrs and don’t do a damn thing but eat peanut butter, do push ups, watch tv in the rec room, and beat they meat. It’s something to be said about an Immature MAN doing time that accomplishes anything towards positive Production. Are we expecting the man to come home and run for Governor — hell phuck no! We just want the niggah to be able to acclimate himself into society and maybe just maybe be some sort of guidance to keep another young black male out of that hell hole. It’s as simple as that.

  4. truth

    and btw 9 fuckin year wtf take ur fuckin ged and get ur phd nucca this is to funny nigga this aint no accomplishment its a wast of 9 years FAIL this nigga is 30 move on dude get a ged and further ur education the people you impress are retards im not happy for you im sad it took a 22/23 year old 9 years to graduate when that’s all he had to do was focus on his work this is pathetic if anything .

    • Adrian Barron

      college education aint gonna do shyt for him at this point – he’s a got damn felon
      i know niggahs that SLAPPED they BM and cant get a damn job because of

      yeah he could have done more – maybe that aint his focus – maybe his focus is coming home – keeping his nose clean – being apart of his kids lives – staying out the revolving door – helping MAMA around the house – working at the local rec ctr trying to keep kids out of his situation – hell i know niggahs that grad college thats working customer service (doubt thats what he’s trying to do – since he probably trying to drop a mixtape and get back on) still a couple REUNION shows with Wayne or Juvie and he back on again – enough to start something or invest something a barber shop – bodega or something – point is dont count niggahs out cuz they took the LONG WAY or the scenic route to maturity

      an EDUCATION and KNOWLEDGE OF SELF are 2 different things – whose to say one of them old heads and put him down on the MATH when he was up top

      • truth

        well said but you completely avoided the point the guys looking for praise because of something that should have been done a long time ago another thing is why do felony get to graduate after the age of 21 no other law abiding citizen can do that the cut off age is 21 . I agree he didn’t care about the diploma because he wouldn have strung it out 9 year tell he was about to get released niggas actin like he busted his ass for 9 years too get it thats a bunch of b s .

      • Adrian Barron

        true that should have been done along time ago – but he was touring, phucking chicken heads, smoking refer, shooting heroin, guzzling liquor, and shooting cops in the arse – some people don’t recognize GAME until it slaps them in the face – what are we talking about here though – education, or being successful? Education doesn’t constitute success and success isn’t guarenteed because of education. Graduated from college, obtained a GED or not — the most important thing is staying out of that revolving door.

  5. Sosa_Limone

    big ups to BGizzle for doing his thing and making the most of his time in prison to better himself. way too many haters on here talking trying to belittle his accomplishments. YALL ARE A BUNCH OF CRAB ASS NIGGAS… somebody is moving up trying to get out of the tank and yall just trying to find ways to pull him back down.

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