Lil Scrappy claims he checked himself into rehab to get help for his addiction, though rehab also kept him out of jail when he failed a court-ordered drug test and refused to take a second test.
According to TMZ, Scrappy checked out of rehab on June 29th, after being “weed-free” for 30 days. His lawyer, Mawuli Mel Davis told the site, “Scrappy was able to kick his nasty habit … Scrappy has had time to reflect, read, and write. He is now drug and alcohol free.” TMZ also reported that Scrappy left rehab inspired by his newfound sobriety to also mentor troubled teens.
San Jose will be one of the first cities host the weed-free Lil Scrappy for a performance. The Atlanta rapper is known mostly for his association with Lil Jon in the mid-2000s and the Southern crunk sound. He was featured prominently on several Lil Jon’s records and released hs 2006 debut album, Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live on the producer’s BME Recordings label. The album yielded Lil Scrappy’s biggest hit to date, “Money in the Bank.”
The album’s proper follow up, Tha Gru$le, wasn’t released until 2012 but between the two albums Lil Scrappy released several independent albums, mixtapes, and stand-alone singles, like another cash-themed jam, “Addicted to Money.”
Reality show fans also know Lil Scrappy from the show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, and his rocky relationship with ex-girlfriend Erica Dixon.
Lil Scrappy is due out for another album soon. It’ll be interested to hear what he writes now with a brain clean of that sticky ichy ichy stuff that so many rappers like to puff. Presumably, money will still be a popular theme.