03 Greedo Delivers His First Post-Prison Album “Halfway There”

03 Greedo taps Rich The Kid, Ty Dolla $ign and more for his new album.

BYAron A.
03 Greedo Delivers His First Post-Prison Album “Halfway There”blur mask

The West Coast legend 03 Greedo returned home this year. The rapper began serving a 20-year sentence over four years ago on guns and drug charges. At the time, 03 Greedo was beginning to come into his own with projects like God Level as he helped redefine the West Coast in the post-YG era. Unfortunately, his numerous attempts for parole were denied until earlier this year, though he wasn’t entirely free just yet.

The rapper was released to a halfway house where he'll have to be for up to 6 months and is only allowed a five-minute phone call each week. He continues to half a battle in front of himself until he’s fully out but he’s made the most of his time. “Where I am I just want to see my daughter and record music,” he said. “I wish I could have released alot more music while I was away. So, I have this chip on my shoulder to just go record n drop at least 12 tapes before my major album and I honestly just don’t want to talk to alot of people yet. I got a lot I want to clear in my head first.”

03 Greedo Makes His Comeback On “Halfway There”

Though he’s not entirely free, he remains optimistic in the face of adversity. The rapper came through this week with the release of his new project, Halfway There. Consisting of 33 songs in total with a runtime of over an hour and a half, 03 Greedo certainly has plenty of things he wanted to get off of his chest. The project boasts production from BIGHEAD, Lex Luger, Sledgren, Harry Fraud, and plenty of others.

Ahead of the project’s release, 03 Greedo unveiled singles like “Bacc Like I Never Left” and “Buss Me Script,” ft. Maxo Kream. Though there isn’t an overwhelming amount of features, Halfway There include appearances from Babyface Ray, Rich The Kid, Ty Dolla $ign, Skilla Baby, and Peso Peso. From top to bottom, 03 Greedo reminds fans of his consistency and prolificacy without missing a beat across Halfway There. Check the project out above and sound off with your thoughts in the comments. 

  • Link Copied to Clipboard!
About The Author
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.