Sheff G Reveals Sleepy Hallow Has Been Released From Prison: “I’m Next”

Sleepy Hallow served a seven-month sentence for a weapons charge.

BYAron A.
Sheff G Reveals Sleepy Hallow Has Been Released From Prison: “I’m Next”

The state of Brooklyn drill – or New York drill music, for that matter – wouldn’t be as prosperous if it wasn’t for Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow. The two rappers emerged as frontrunners of the subgenre before it proliferated beyond Brooklyn and the East Coast as a whole. Over the years, they continued to make waves with an abundance of releases but unfortunately, some legal issues have impeded their hustle. Sheff G has been locked up since 2021 and Sheff G since last June. 

Despite their incarcerations, Sleepy Hallow and Sheff G continued to keep a grip on the rap game with a slew of releases. Sleepy Hallow unveiled records like “Marie,” while Sheff G dropped off From The Can, a 12-song project with appearances from A Boogie, Sleepy Hallow, and more. At the same time, they’ve also continued to push the Winners Circle imprint from behind bars. Sheff G and Sleepy undoubtedly have some big plans that they’re going to carry out once they come home. 

Sleepy Hallow Released From Prison, Sheff G Says 

Sleepy Hallow’s back home. After a judge sentenced him to seven months for a weapons charge stemming from a Feb. 2022 arrest, Sheff G revealed that Sleepy Hallow was released from prison. He shared a video on his Instagram page which shows the "Die Young" rapper emerging out of the correctional facilities as he pops a gold bottle in celebration of his release. “[Sleepy Hallow] home,” Sheff G captioned the video. “I’m next free me, free the guys.”

Police booked Sheff G in New York City on second-degree gun possession, which violated his bail conditions. The rapper was taken into custody and was held behind bars until his court hearing in August 2021. Then, he pled guilty to the charges two months later and the judge handed down a 2-year sentence. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing Sheff G join Sleepy Hallow in the coming months. Though they’ve maintained their presence in hip-hop during their incarceration, fans are longing for new music. Perhaps, it won’t take long for Sleepy to unveil a “First Day Out” freestyle. Check out the video of Sleepy’s release above. 

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.