Birth name

Tab Virgil, Jr.

Also known as

Hotboy Turk, Young Turk


8 February 1981 (age 35)
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


Hip hop, Southern hip hop, gangsta rap



Years active



Cash Money (1996-2003)
Universal (1998-2003)
Laboratory (2003-2006)
YNT Empire (2013-present)

Associated acts

Hot Boys, Ke'Noe

Tab Virgil, Jr. (born 8 February 1981), better known by his stage name Turk, is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is best known for his time on Cash Money Records as a member of the Hot Boys.

Turk was the last member of the Hot Boys to release a solo album, releasing Young & Thuggin' in 2001. The album was his only one to be released on Cash Money as he left the label in 2003. He released his next two albums, Raw & Uncut in 2003 and Penitentiary Chances in 2004, on Laboratory Recordz.

On the night of 24 January 2004 in Memphis, Turk shot at police officers who had entered his apartment looking for drugs. He was convicted on federal charges of being a felon in possession with a firearm, a fugitive from justice in possession of a firearm, and an unlawful user addicted to a controlled substance in possession of a firearm, and first-degree attempted murder, and was subsequently sentenced to fourteen years imprisonment. Laboratory Recordz released two Turk albums in 2005 using previously unreleased material, and these remain as his most recent studio albums. Turk was released from jail in October 2012 after almost nine years of incarceration. He has since released three mixtapes for free online.


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