Locked up for: Attempted murder, assault, use of a firearm, and criminal possession of a weapon
Complex says: By the time of this album's release, Rick ruled nothing but a 6 x 8 jail cell. Before being sent off to prison, Rick scrapped together The Ruler's Back as well as 1994's Behind Bars by recording 21 songs in mere weeks. Besides being the original King of Bling and having his rhymes quoted by everyone from Snoop to Jay-Z, he's also the first rapper to release an album from jail.
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