A Federal Court in Memphis Tennessee has labeled
rapper Virgil "Turk" Virgil a flight risk and ordered him to stay
behind bars today, on the eve of the release of his latest album, Penitentiary
Turk, who is being held in a maximum security
prison in Tennessee, is accused of shooting a police officer while they were
raiding an apartment the rapper was in.
"We were hoping to have Turk out of prison
to help promote his album but alas we’ll have to market it on our own,"
KOCH Records General Manager & Executive Vice President Alan Grunblatt said.
"Penitentiary Chances is his best album yet and we’re sure Hot Boys
fans everywhere will love it."
Turk maintained his innocence and a second attempted-murder
charge was dropped when ballistic tests proved that the second officer was shot
by another police officer.
Penitentiary Chances will drop tomorrow