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Tru Life has one of the most interesting stories in hip-hop. In 2011, the New York rapper was sentenced to eight years in prison for his involvement in a deadly attack on a man he says he didn’t mean to harm. Now, he stops by Power 106 for an exclusive interview with DJ Felli Fel.
Tru Life states, “But you know, someone lost their life. At the end of the day, there was a bigger tragedy that took place. I caught a bad end of the stick, but someone else got a worse end of the stick. Even though I wasn’t responsible for taking his life… it was just a bad situation all the way around the board.”
Keeping things positive, he continues, “I just tried to take the good out of the situation as well, ‘cause lot of good came out of me going away. I feel like it opened my ways to a lot of different things and helped shape me into the man I am today.”
During the 20-minute conversation, he reveals one of the best things he did was meet with Prodigy of Mobb Deep.
“I don’t have no issues with him. That was so long ago and I’m a changed man. Prodigy actually came with us son and it was really genuine. I told him I was super proud of him because I felt like it took more on his part to actually sit with me. Even though he did wrongdoing, I came with the super wrongdoing. It took a lot and it showed me he’s a real man.”
Before going behind bars, Tru Life was signed to Jay Z’s Roc La Familia and creating major buzz in the rap game. In fact, he knew Future before he was Future. After he got out, he changed his life for the better and obtained his GED not one, but two degrees. ICYMI, peep the music video for “Baddie” with Future below!