Turk (rapper)

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Birth name Tab Virgil, Jr.
Also known as Young Turk, Lil' Turk
Born February 8, 1981 (age 35)
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genres Hip hop, gangsta rap
Occupation(s) Rapper, vocalist
Years active 1996–present
Labels Universal Motown, Laboratory, Cash Money, Rap-A-Lot, YNT
Associated acts Hot Boys, Cash Money Millionaires

Tab Virgil, Jr. (born 1981), better known by his stage name Turk (sometimes "Young Turk" or "Lil Turk"), is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana.[1] He is best known for his time with Cash Money Records and with the Hot Boys.


His debut album Young & Thuggin' became a Top 10 hit on the Billboard 200. After the split of the Hot Boys in 2001 & his departure of Cash Money in 2003 he signed a deal with producer Ke'Noe at Laboratory Recordz and released two albums Raw & Uncut and Penitentiary Chances. In 2005, Turk was convicted on federal charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, a fugitive from justice in possession of a firearm, and an unlawful user addicted to a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. The charges arose from the shooting of a Memphis,Tennessee police officer in early 2004. He was sentenced to 10 years of incarceration.[2] In 2006, he entered an Alford plea in Tennessee state court to second-degree attempted murder, based on the same incident, and was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment.[3]

While incarcerated Ke'Noe released two albums of unreleased Turk verses called Still A Hot Boy and Convicted Felons. The albums profits of the last two releases were put on Turk's prison books. Turk was released from prison in October 2012 after almost nine years of incarceration.[4] In December 2012, Turk made a hit single titled "Zip It" featuring Lil Wayne. Weeks later, a remix with Juvenile was made and released. In February 2013, a version with Turk, Lil Wayne, Juvenile and B.G. was made, making an official Hot Boys reunion song. Turk released a mixtape under SoundCloud called "Blame It On The System". In October 2013, Turk signed a recording deal with J. Prince to Rap-A-Lot Records. Later Turk Dropped An Mixtape Called Get "Money Stay Real" With The Hit Single "Zip It" Turk Then took some time off mixtapes And Worked on His Label YNT (Young N Thuggin) After Getting YNT Started He Officially Dropped His Anticipated "Get Money Stay Real 2" Mixtape In 2015. Turk Soon After Dropped An Single Titled "Ughhh" Early October 2015 Which Is Available on MyMixtapez Now!

Legal Issues[edit]

In February 2015, Turk filed a lawsuit against Cash Money Records for $1.3 million, over unpaid royalties for recordings dating back to the late 1990s and early 2000s, including solo work from his debut Young & Thuggin' and group, the Hot Boys. [5] The rapper eventually won the suit by default, when Cash Money failed to respond. However, in June 2015, Turk requested that the lawsuit be dismissed after both parties reached an amicable settlement. [6]


Main article: Turk discography