Washington D.C. rapper Fat Trel has been released from jail.
Trel had a rough couple of weeks where he was busted for DWI, narcotics possession, and attempting to pass off counterfeit cash at a Maryland casino. After serving for more than a year, he has been released. Trel posted a series of photos of himself out and about to celebrate the fact that he was a free man.
“BAK LIKE COOKED CRACK!” he captioned one photo, shared to his Instagram.
“FINALLY FREE!” the MMG rapper wrote under two more.
Before Trel went to jail, reports circulated that he told the authorities he received the counterfeit money from an ATM. However, the rapper torpedoed that theory himself when he posted to Twitter that he doesn’t keep money in a checking account.
“An ATM?,” he wrote on Twitter. “I don’t even own a bank card… picture Big Gleetchie at a ATM… 1st & last respons 2 da bullshyt.
Now that he’s out, he’s already back at work. While Trel has yet to release an album for MMG, he’s already sharing new music on the DC station WKYS 93.9. He managed to release a joint mixtape and a solo mixtape before being locked up so we should expect to see a new album rather quickly. He’s not one to lounge around.
While Trel clearly reps D.C., that doesn’t mean he’s cool with all the rappers from the DMV. The rapper had a pretty heated beef with the rapper Shy Glizzy, but Wale stepped in like a D.C. elder statesman and mediated between the pair until they decided to squash it.
A Scene Ravaged By Violence
The rap landscape in the DMV looks a bit different since Fat Trel went away. Shy associate 30 Glizzy was killed recently in South Baltimore.
“He was a nice young man with a promising career,” 30’s attorney John McKenna told The Baltimore Sun. “It’s just sad.”
“I really am puzzled by what he was doing in South Baltimore, because he was more of a D.C. guy,” he added.
The murder was the latest in a string of high-profile DC murders that involved members of the city’s rap scene. One fan with their ear to the ground in the city put all the names together in a tribute tweet that also served as a call-to-action to fix whatever underlying problems were causing the violence. They also made a point to say that fans of the local scene should do everything in their power to make it known that these rappers are respected and appreciated.
“RIP YC , Swipey, Up Next , 30Glizzy AG Lundy When We Going Start supporting our Own Don’t wait till it’s To Late MAKE IT HAPPEN NOW,” wrote one Twitter user.
“Rip AG Rip Swipey Rip YC, Rip 30 Glizzy DMV Talent Gone Too Soon,” wrote another.
Up Next is a reference to the Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota, who was murdered shortly after having a massive regional hit called “Bird Flu” in his hometown of Baltimore.
See A Post
Check out a post from a newly freed Trel up top. What do you think? Are you happy that the rapper is out of jail? Do you expect to finally hear that long-awaited debut album in the near future? Do you think Trel has some songs primed and ready from his year-long stint? Sound off in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this article.