Atlanta emcee Ralo has been the subject of many a headline in recent months due to his arrest for conspiracy to distribute cannabis. Though he’s currently locked up, he’s still at it with the music which is evidenced by the recent release of his aptly titled album, Conspiracy. The 12-track project features lyrical contributions from hip-hop standouts YFN Lucci, Shy Glizzy and Young Scooter, among others.
Recently, in an interview with Complex, the Famerica head honcho spoke on why he decided to release an album while incarcerated. “I decided to drop this project now because I wanted to have a project in the streets before I got out of jail,” he explained. “This project speaks a lot about my current situation. I made these songs leading up to my arrest and I want people to hear my side of the story. It’s a very authentic project, and it speaks for a lot of people that are currently in and have been in my situation.”
Ralo also discussed his future and freedom. “A couple weeks ago I was preparing to spend the next few years of my life in prison, but as of now, my lawyer believes that I will only be doing a couple more months,” he said. “I would like to tell people that there’s a law (The Marijuana Justice Act) that isn’t getting enough attention and we need to speak out on it. This law decriminalizes marijuana on a federal level and we need people to start calling their Senators and State representatives to get this bill passed. This bill can help a lot of people get out of jail and back to their loved ones.”
Stream Conspiracy by Ralo below: