(AllHipHop News) Rapper Chi Ali has been released from prison, after serving 12 years behind bars. According to reports, the rapper was released in late August, after serving a 12 year sentence for second-degree murder. Chi Ali was sentenced to the prison time, for shooting and killing his girlfriend’s brother. The rapper was featured on “America’s Most Wanted” twice, before he was apprehended in 2001. Prior to his arrest, Chi Ali was a rising rap star as the youngest member of the Native Tongues collective. He released his only album The Fabulous Chi Ali, in 1992.
Rapper Krayzie Bone has pleaded not guilty to DUI charges. Krayzie Bone was arrested in July, after police stopped the rapper in Los Angeles during a routine traffic stop. Police said Krayzie blew a .10, topping the state’s limit of 08. According to TMZ.com, Krayzie Bone is due back in court on October 5.
South Sudanese rapper Emmanuel Jal was severely beaten by security forces in the capital city of Juba, Sudan on Saturday (September 8). According to representatives for the rapper, the internationally known former child soldier/peace activist is in town for the “We Want Peace” concert, which is slated for September 21. Reps for Emmanuel Jal said he was beaten so bad, he was unconscious. Three police officers and a member of the national guard assaulted the rapper in the Thongpiny area, where he was also robbed of personal possessions, including his mobile phone. According to Emmanuel Jal’s manager, the rapper is currently undergoing medical examinations for internal injuries.