Atlanta rapper Ralo, whose real name is Terrell Davis, has finally been released from prison after serving nearly six years following a drug trafficking arrest in 2018. Recently surfaced footage captured the heartfelt moment of his return, as friends and family joyously welcomed him outside the penitentiary. The 28-year-old artist, adorned in designer clothing, showcased a million-dollar smile, marking the end of a challenging chapter.
Ralo’s legal troubles stemmed from a 2018 arrest when federal agents accused him of trafficking over $2 million worth of marijuana. Last year, he received an eight-year prison sentence. Fortunately, he was credited with time served, and a judge recommended one year with an ankle monitor once the halfway house approved his home address.
The rapper, formerly signed to Gucci Mane’s New 1017 Records label, is gearing up for his musical comeback. Reports suggest that Ralo plans to release a new song titled “First Day Out” later this week, symbolizing his return to the music scene.
Throughout his incarceration, Ralo faced snitching allegations, fueled by a misunderstanding with one of his artists in May. The accusations questioned his cooperation with the government, but Ralo clarified that it was a result of a prosecutor misconduct hearing. Taking to Instagram, he addressed the situation, emphasizing unity among people and the importance of focusing on government misconduct rather than internal disputes.
Ralo stated, “I hate to see us as people continue to kick one another down. Our government has been taking advantage of our weaknesses and using us against us. We should know by now that we’re stronger together, and every enemy has weaknesses”.
Continuing his message, he urged people not to judge based on appearances and emphasized his commitment to truth and non-cooperation with the federal government. Ralo expressed, “I never told yawl one lie in my life, and I swear by Allah I never cooperated with the federal government. It’s not one human being on Earth can say they are in jail for RALO”.
His release is not only a triumph for the rapper but also a reunion with his daughter. In April, Ralo had an emotional encounter with his daughter, marking the first time in five years since his arrest. Reflecting on the moment, he shared on social media, “I waited 5 long years just to be able to touch my daughter. As soon as I felt her little arms wrap around me in that visitation room, it felt like my soul was released from my body”.
Ralo expressed gratitude for the role the rap game played in supporting his daughter and more during his incarceration. His journey serves as a testament to resilience and the enduring spirit of those facing adversity in the pursuit of freedom and justice.
Derek Chan – Editor