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Polo G, the renowned Chicago rapper, has recently made an announcement that has left his fans in anticipation. His fifth studio album, ‘Hood Poet’, was expected to hit the music platforms on September 15. However, the artist has decided to postpone its release due to the recent legal troubles he has been facing.
In an Instagram post, Polo G shared news of the delay with his followers. He wrote:
“Wanted to Tap Back in & Let y’all kno imma be postponing my album drop til further notice…just gettin back on track from a minor set back I’ll be updating y’all and droppin new music soon Ik y’all been waitin on me & I appreciate the ones who show genuine support but it’ll be worth the wait I promise.”
The post was a clear indication of Polo G’s commitment to his fans and his music, despite the legal issues he’s been dealing with.
Legal Issues: A Hurdle in the Path
Polo G’s decision to postpone his album comes in the wake of two felony arrests over the span of a few months. These incidents have, unfortunately, hindered the promotional activities for the album.
The rapper was arrested twice within 24 hours, along with his brother, Trench Baby. The Los Angeles Police Department, armed with a search warrant, discovered several firearms and a small quantity of drugs at his residence. Four individuals, including Polo G and his brother, were taken into custody.
Polo G and Trench Baby were later released but were then apprehended once again due to outstanding warrants for assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, and kidnapping. Polo G was released after posting a $100,000 bond, and his brother was released after posting the same amount.
The Impact on Tour Schedule
Polo G was set to embark on a tour with this album. However, even with the album’s delay, the tour schedule is reportedly unaffected. The rapper is still expected to perform in New Mexico in October and continue his journey through Europe in November. A concert is also scheduled in Canada for December.
Past Arrests and Controversies
Polo G’s recent arrests aren’t his first run-ins with the law. In June 2021, he was arrested in Miami after an album release party for his project ‘Hall of Fame’. He was charged with battery on a police officer, threatening a public servant, resisting an officer with violence, and resisting an officer without violence.
In addition, Polo G was also involved in a controversy in 2020 when he claimed that the Miami police targeted him due to his race and wealth.
Despite these setbacks, Polo G remains hopeful and committed to his music and fans. His recent Instagram post not only communicates the delay of his album but also his plans to release new music soon.
Polo G’s decision to postpone the release of his album underscores the importance he places on giving his best to his fans. His commitment to overcoming setbacks and delivering quality music is commendable.
In the meantime, fans eagerly await the release of ‘Hood Poet’, confident in Polo G’s promise that the wait will be worth it.
Polo G’s journey is a testament to the challenges and obstacles that artists often face in their careers. Despite the legal issues and controversies, his dedication to his craft and his fans remains unwavering.
While the delay of ‘Hood Poet‘ may be disappointing for some, it’s clear that Polo G is working hard to navigate through these challenging times. As they say, the best things in life are worth waiting for. And in this case, the wait for Polo G’s new album promises to be just that.