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Turk Biography

Turk Biography

Turk , born Tab Virgil, Jr. in 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana, is an African-American rapper.

Turk was first discovered was in 1996 when he was rapping for Cash Money Records (brothers Ronald "Slim" Williams and Bryan "Baby" Williams ) Later that same year, he made his debut with a cameo on Juvenile's solo debut, "Solja Rags". He was welcomed into the newly formed Hot Boys (who also included Juvenile, B.G., and Lil' Wayne), issuing "Get It How You Live!" in 1997 and "Guerilla Warfare" (which would eventually go platinum) two years later.

He continued to make cameos on other rapper's recordings, including Juvenile's big hits "400 Degreez" and "Tha G-Code", Lil' Wayne's "Tha Block Is Hot" and "Lights Out", as well as B.G.'s "It's All on You, Vol. 1" and "It's All on You, Vol. 2". June 2001 saw the release of Turk's solo debut, '"Young and Thuggin'"' on Universal Records. His first solo album also coincided with the dissolution of the Hot Boys and the departure of B.G. and Juvenile from the Cash Money label over a royalties dispute with CEO Bryan Williams . While He cut another album, "Untamed Guerilla", for Cash Money as a follow-up to "Young and Thuggin'" but it was never released as he became embroiled in a similar contractual conflict as Juvenile and B.G.

In 2003, Turk followed B.G. to Koch Records, where he recorded "Raw and Uncut", technically his second solo album.

Most Recently, Turk announced that once he is released from prison he plans on returning to his former label, Cash Money Records stating that CEO's Ronald "Slim" Williams and Bryan "Baby" Williams have showed unconditional financial and moral support throughout his legal troubles.

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