03 Greedo announces that he is ‘free from prison’ and living in a halfway house

03 Greedo shared the news on Sunday that he is out of prison after serving nearly five years behind bars.

“Yes, I’m out of jail, but I’m still not out,” the rapper wrote in a lengthy Instagram note. “For anyone confused, I’m in a halfway house for up to 6 months with a five minute phone call a week. Where I am, I just want to see my daughter and record music. I wish I could have released a lot more music while I was away.”

He went on to explain that he carried a “chip on.” [his] shoulder” because of the situation and wants to “just go in and record and release at least 12 tapes before my big album.”

“I honestly don’t want to talk to many people yet,” Greedo added. “I have a lot I want to clear in my head first. So if I’m not recording with you or sleeping with you. I’m in no rush to talk after almost 5 years. Just be honest!”

He then signed off by thanking his loyal fans and support system for “keeping me alive while I was incarcerated.”

In July 2018 – just one month after dropping his debut album God level – the rapper born Jason Jamal Jackson was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of drug trafficking and possession of a firearm. While serving his sentence, Greedo still managed to release a steady stream of music, including 2019’s Still summer in the projectsThe 2019s Netflix & Deal with Kenny Beats, 2020s Load It Up Vol. 01 featuring Ron-Ron The Producer and “Substance (We Woke Up),” his 2021 collaboration with Wiz Khalifa.

Read 03 Greedo’s full statement on Instagram below.

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