Wallo Shares Pooh Shiesty Update After Discussing Prison Reform At Capitol Hill

Pooh Shiesty's father meets with Wallo267 to discuss prison reform at Capitol Hill.

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The streets are waiting for Pooh Shiesty to come home. In a short amount of time, he became one of the most promising figures in the South with the success of his single, “Back In Blood” ft. Lil Durk. Unfortunately, the rapper was derailed after he was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal conspiracy charge. The conviction related to an incident in Miami in 2020 where he discharged a firearm. The incident was caught on camera and immediately spread across social media. Nonetheless, he hasn’t allowed his current situation to prevent him from releasing new music. 

Despite his legal issues, the rapper appears to be in good spirits. Last week, the rapper issued a lengthy statement on social media where he reflected on the wealth he amassed at a young age while assuring his fans that jail hasn’t impacted him mentally. “King Shiesty tappin in from the middle of the pennititary aka Hell where they say i cant go, jailing no telling!!” Pooh wrote. “I still remain Untouched, Millions still in double digits! Tell google fix my net worth we can verify that shit right now. Yeah I’m locked up not fucked up. I was 21, up 8 figures; Jay-Z can’t even relate. My money triple my follwers.”

Wallo Meets Pooh Shiesty’s Father 

Wallo is among the legion of fans calling for Pooh Shiesty’s freedom. The podcast host revealed that he recently linked up with Pooh Shiesty’s father to speak at Capitol Hill about prison conditions. Wallo explained that he and Pooh Shiesty’s dad spoke to 11 representatives to discuss prison reform in an attempt to address the conditions inside correctional facilities across America.

Additionally, Wallo revealed that he also spoke to Pooh Shiesty on the phone. “We just got off the phone with Pooh. He’s in good spirits. We making some moves. Listen, just stay tuned,” he said. Hopefully, the conversations that Wallo and Pooh Shiesty’s father are having will help push forward the conversation surrounding prison reform. Check out Wallo’s post above and sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below. Do you miss Pooh Shiesty? 

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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.