03 Greedo has been given a prison release date and dropped his new album Free 03 to coincide with the news.
According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Los Angeles rapper is set to be released on parole on Thursday (January 12). Journalist Jeff Weiss, who’s been closely following Greedo’s legal case, confirmed the information on Sunday (January 8).
“Out of respect for Greedo’s right to break the news however he wants to break it, I can’t officially confirm anything,” he wrote in a tweet. “But this Texas parole info is accurate. 03 should be coming home at some point this week. A 5-year nightmare finally coming to an end.”
Out of respect for Greedo's right to break the news however he wants to break it, I can't officially confirm anything.
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) January 9, 2023
03 Greedo (real name Jason Jamal Jackson) was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2018 after agreeing to a plea deal for gun and drug charges in Texas.
The 32-year-old was reportedly facing a possible 300-year sentence 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 deputies after being stopped on a highway in Texas in 2016. Police found four pounds of methamphetamine and two stolen pistols after conducting a search of his vehicle.
Greedo’s maximum sentence year was 2038. The rapper was eligible for parole in 2020 and initially projected to be released in 2026.
03 Greedo released his new album Free 03 on Monday (January 9). A collaboration with producer Mike Free, the project consists of 14 tracks with features from the late Drakeo The Ruler, BlueBucksClan, OHGEESY and KenTheMan.
Free 03 serves as the follow-up to Greedo’s Load It Up Vol. 01 with RONRONTHEPRODUCER, which arrived in April 2020 and boasted appearances from Chief Keef, Key Glock, Sada Baby, Shordie Shordie, Rob Vicious and others.
Stream Free 03 below.