rappers The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

Susie Moss
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List Rules 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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John Forté is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison
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Sentenced to the mandatory minimum 14 years after being found guilty possession with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to distribute. Was pardoned by George W. Bush in 2008.

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Genres (Music): Hip hop music

Albums: I, John, Poly Sci, Rumble in the Jungle, Ninety Nine (Flash the Message), + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Ruffhouse Records, Columbia, EMI Records

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Khia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison
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Arrested and charged with endangering security interest in 2010.

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Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

Albums: Gangstress, MotorMouf aka Khia Shamone, Thug Misses, Nasti Muzik, My Neck, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Thug Misses Entertainment, Atlantic Records, Epic Records, Artemis Records, Big Cat Records

Career Began: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Kid Cudi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison
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Kid Cudi was arrested in June 2010 after cops found a glass bottle of a controlled substance after Cudi allegedly broke down the door of a 24-year-old woman and slammed her phone into the ground.

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Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Trip hop, Rock music, Electro hop, + more

Albums: Man on the Moon: The End of Day, Indicud, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, A Kid Named Cudi, Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Universal Motown Records, GOOD Music

Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America

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#59 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#12 on The Best Mexican Rappers

#1 on The Best Rappers with Kid in Their Names

#20 on Rappers with the Best Beats, Ranked

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Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison
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Hill was convicted of tax evasion in 2013 and sentenced to three months in jail and one year parole. 

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Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Folk music, Reggae, + more

Albums: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, MTV Unplugged 2.0, Ms. Hill, Greatest Singles Collection, MTV Unplugged, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Ruffhouse Records, Columbia

Career Began: South Orange, New Jersey, United States of America

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#21 on The Greatest R&B Artists and Bands of All Time

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