Rapper Tru Life, born Roberto Guzmán Rosado, Jr., a once promising NYC rapper with co-signs from Snoop Dogg and Jay Z had his career come to a screeching halt when he caught an eight year bid back in 2011.

But, luckily the former Roc-a-fella (via Roc La Familia) artist got paroled early and is finally home. After being indicted along with his brother Marcus Rosado on murder charges, they plead guilty to manslaughter and gang assault, respectively, with the latter being sentenced to 10 years.

The victim, Christopher Guerrero, died after allegedly being assaulted by the Rosados in a building lobby and was stabbed in the abdomen in 2009 in New York City. The sentences were via a plea bargain, with Marcus admitting to stabbing Guerrero. At the time of his sentence, Tru Life had already served about 24 months in jail.

Tru Life made a name for his himself with his mixtapes and became infamous (no pun intended) for his feuds with Mobb Deep and Jim Jones. In 2005 he was signed to Roc A Fella records’ Roc La Familia imprint worth a six figure deal but after Jay Z left the label they parted ways. Hopefully Tru can get back on his feet and pick up where he left off. Although this has been an obstacle for many (Slick Rick, Shyne, Lil’ Kim and many more) maybe he’ll fill that void that New York hip hop has been missing. Only time will tell.