The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison Bands/Musicians
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The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

List Criteria: Federal or state prisons, or a local lockup after an arrest. List is alphabetical.

Have your favorite rap artists even been incarcerated? This list of all the rappers ever arrested and sent to prison in the history of rap music has the answer. So, which rappers went to jail?  Are their famous rappers in jail now? Rap stars in jail are common throughout music history and this is a running list of imprisoned rappers in the music industry. From 2 Chainz to R Kelly, these hip hop artists who've been sent to prison for their drama-filled lives. Most were convicted on drug charges, but others committed much more serious crimes, including murder and grand theft. Let's hope we don't have to keep adding to this jailed rappers list at quite this pace going forward!

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  1. 2 Chainz Was arrested after an eight-hour standoff with police in Oklahoma City for obstruction of justice after local authorities pulled his tour bus over for a busted tail light.
    about... Genre(s): Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop
    Albums: B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, Beez in the Trap, T.R.U. REALigion, Codeine Cowboy (A 2 Chainz Collective), Based On a T.R.U. Story + 15 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Labels: Def Jam Recordings
    Career Began: College Park, Georgia, United States of America
    2 Chainz : see more
  2. Akon was sentenced for theft as a youngster.
    about... Genre(s): Hip hop music, Popular music, Pop music, Dance-pop, Reggae + 6 more
    Albums: Konvicted, Trouble, Mama Africa, Freedom, Gunshot (Fiesta Riddim) + 42 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Labels: Universal Motown Republic Group, Konvict Muzik, UpFront Records, SRC Records, KonLive Distribution
    Career Began: Dakar, Senegal
    Akon : see more
  3. B.G. got 14 years for gun possession and witness tampering in 2012.
    about... Genre(s): Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music, New Orleans hip hop, Southern hip hop
    Albums: Chopper City, Chopper City in the Ghetto, The Heart of tha Streetz, Vol. 2, Livin' Legend, Life After Cash Money + 14 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Labels: Atlantic Records, Universal Records, B.G. & The Chopper City Boyz, Cash Money Records, Grand Hustle Records + 2 more
    Career Began: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
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  4. Beanie was sentenced to a year and a day after catching weapon charges.
    about... Genre(s): Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap
    Albums: The Reason, The B. Coming, The Truth, The Solution, This Time + 12 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Labels: Ruffhouse Records, Def Jam Recordings, EMI, Roc-A-Fella Records, G-Unit Records + 1 more
    Career Began: South Philadelphia, United States of America
    Beanie Sigel : see more
  5. Lurch is currently serving a life sentence for murdering 21-year-old female roommate and eating parts of her body while under the influence of PCP in April 2002.
    about... Genre(s): Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap
    Albums: It's All Bad, It's All Bad: Greatest Hits
    Nationality: United States of America
    Labels: Rap-A-Lot Records, MCA Records, Jive Records, Black Market Activities
    Career Began: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
    Big Lurch : see more
  6. Sentenced for grand larceny.
    about... Genre(s): Hip hop music
    Albums: Life Story, Game Tested, Streets Approved, The Black Rob Report, Whoa!, Bad Boy for Life
    Nationality: United States of America
    Labels: Bad Boy Records, Duck Down Music Inc.
    Career Began: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
    Black Rob : see more

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