In a recent interview with VladTV, rapper Juelz Santana, who is half Harlem, reflected on his most recent prison sentence and the prison living conditions that, according to him, have made him the a “smarter” person.
According to Rolling Stone, the rapper was sentenced to 27 months in prison for bringing a loaded gun to Newark, New Jersey’s airport in 2018. Authorities arrested Santana after finding a 38mm Derringer handgun. loaded ammunition and a “controlled dangerous substance” in the baggage. rapper’s handbag.
As HipHopDX reports, Santana served 17 months at the FCI Petersburg Medium in Hopewell, Virginia. The prison is a medium-security federal correctional institution.
I hate being there, but it was a learning experience. For me, I had to turn the prison into Yale. I had to be smarter, I had to read more, and I went back to writing. Like I wrote a lot in it. Like my execution plan since I’m at home is phenomenal right now, like I’m looking for ways to achieve it.
Santana explains the difference between a cell and a prison
A cell for a few days is different from being in a prison, it’s not dirty and uncomfortable. A cell where you go is different from what you get and you’re locked in and you’re about to be in a cell and you have a roommate and things like that. For a reason, n***a your roommate won’t let you stay dirty, bed weed… one of you will fight.
N****s keep their shit clean in prison. All that damn, dirty stuff, it’s at bookings with moms who don’t give af**k and don’t take orders. You go to jail, ordered n***a. There’s order, there’s politics, and there’s goddamn stuff going on.
Rapper The Diplomats explains that the “order” in prison is because inmates know they will be there for a long time.
For the most part, it’s like now because n**** know they’re there to live. When you’re in the cell, most of them say, ‘I’m going home tomorrow. My mother wants to bail me out, this is going to happen.’ They won’t be there long.
Santana is preparing to drop a new project
The “Clockwork” rapper sat down with VladTV ahead of the release of his next project, which will be his first since 2020, as reported by HotNewHipHop.
Santana provided an example of what fans can expect by posting a short video clip to Instagram earlier in the week. In the clip, the vocals of rapper A-Boogie can be heard.