True crime 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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2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison
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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.

Genres (Music): 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, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Def Jam Recordings

Career Began: College Park, Georgia, United States of America

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Akon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison
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Akon was sentenced for theft as a youngster.

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Popular music, Pop music, Dance-pop, Reggae, + more

Albums: Konvicted, Trouble, Mama Africa, Freedom, Gunshot (Fiesta Riddim), + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Universal Motown Republic Group, Konvict Muzik, UpFront Records, SRC Records, KonLive Distribution

Career Began: Dakar, Senegal

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B.G. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison
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B.G. got 14 years for gun possession and witness tampering in 2012.

Genres (Music): 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, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Atlantic Records, Universal Records, B.G. & The Chopper City Boyz, Cash Money Records, Grand Hustle Records, + more

Career Began: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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Beanie Sigel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison
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Beanie was sentenced to a year and a day after catching weapon charges.

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap

Albums: The Reason, The B. Coming, The Truth, The Solution, This Time, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Ruffhouse Records, Def Jam Recordings, EMI, Roc-A-Fella Records, G-Unit Records, + more

Career Began: South Philadelphia, United States of America

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