On Sunday (Jan. 22), Greedo posted a message to fans on Instagram explaining the terms of his release. The Los Angeles native revealed that he is not home yet and will instead spend up to six months in a halfway house with just one five-minute call each week.
Greedo also said he plans to flood the rap game with at least a dozen projects before his next studio album to make up for lost time.
“Yes, I’m out of jail, but I’m still not out,” he wrote. “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.
“So I have this chip on my shoulder to just record and release at least 12 tapes before my big album, and I honestly don’t want to talk to a lot of people yet. I’ve got a lot I want to get through in my head first. So if I’m not recording with you or sleeping with you.”
He added: “I’m in no rush to talk after damn near 5 years. Just being honest! Regards to GeeHive and all my supporters, I love you. Thanks for keeping me alive while I was incarcerated. Regards , Cheetos.”
On January 12, Texas Department of Criminal Justice confirmed that 03 Greedo was released from the Thomas R. Havins Unit in Brownwood, Texas.
Greedo (real name Jason Jamal Jackson) was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2018 after agreeing to a plea deal on gun and drug charges in Texas.
The 35-year-old reportedly faced a possible sentence of 300 years for first-degree possession of a controlled substance and third-degree unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
He was arrested by Potter County Sheriff’s deputies after being pulled over on a Texas highway in 2016. Police found four pounds of methamphetamine and two stolen handguns after searching his vehicle.
The rapper, whose maximum sentence was 2038, became eligible for parole in 2020 and was originally expected to be released in 2026.
Greedo’s release from prison came shortly after the release of his latest project, the aptly titled Free 03. A collaboration with producer Mike Free, the tape consisted of 14 tracks with features from the late Drakeo the Ruler, BlueBucksClan, Oh Geesy and KenTheMan.
Despite his four-year stint in prison, Greedo has remained an active figure in Hip Hop, releasing a project nearly every year since his incarceration. He started an impressive two-year run in 2018 with the release of the 27-track album, God levelwho arrived the day before he reported to Havins.