Tragedy Khadafi Released From Prison
Legendary Queens rapper Tragedy Khadafi was released from prison on June 23. The 38-year-old former Juice Crew member, who began his career as a protege of Marley Marl's, was convicted of selling narcotics in 2007, and sentenced to four years in prison.
"They let me out early, which is a blessing," Tragedy said. He was expected to be out in 2011. "The minute I got out I started working on a couple of projects. Working with a book project that I'm putting out and I started working with a group, one of the main groups that I'm affiliated with, UGP, Underground Professionals. I also started recording for myself as well as linking up with [Capone-N-Noreaga] to begin the process of recording my input for 'The War Report 2."
Tragedy is one of the most influential Queensbridge MC's, whose gangster influence on groups like Capone-N-Noreaga is evident. He was featured more prominently on C-N-N's debut 'The War Report' than Capone, and though the group and Tragedy cut ties at a certain point, it appears that they have rekindled their working relationship.
"Basically from what was conveyed to me was they were waiting on me to come home so they can close the project up," Tragedy explained. "That's where I'm at with that. Aside from that particular project, I'm working on several projects and have been talking to a few people. I've been talking to Vinnie [Paz] from Jedi Mind [Tricks] to put something together, one of my team players, Phantom and [business associate] Scott Davidson, talking with several different people that want to do projects with me."
Tragedy's two early '90s albums 'Intelligent Hoodlum' and 'Tragedy: Saga of a Hoodlum' are overlooked classics.
'The War Report 2' is scheduled for a July 13 release date.