San Diego, CA – After spending 26 years in jail for a lethal residence invasion, Sacramento, California, rapper X-Raided was granted parole and launched in September of 2018. According to a brand new report by The Blast, his launch was partially as a consequence of a supportive letter written to the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility parole board by an unlikely supply: the Menendez brothers.
The brothers, Lyle and Erik — at present serving life sentences for the 1989 homicide of their mother and father — befriended the rapper and helped mentor him whereas he labored by means of his rehabilitation. In 2015, Erik was so moved by his progress, that he penned a letter hoping to assist facilitate his launch.
“He has developed into a form and affected person individual, rooted in integrity, and enthusiastic about his concepts,” Menendez wrote.”He is optimistic, participating, and shares a perception in his future that’s contagious amongst fellow inmates.”
Though locked up he continued to report music, releasing a staggering 14 solo albums — along with just a few EPs and collaborative tasks — a lot to the confusion of jail personnel, as prisoners aren’t alleged to have recording tools.
Now a free man, X-Raided (now performing below the identify Anaraé VeShaughn) is prepping a brand new solo mission, in addition to a collaborative mission with longtime buddy Brother Lynch Hung.
“I’m on a brand new journey to be a accountable grownup male who enjoys life and makes music and doesn’t wish to hurt anyone,” he defined in an interview with Oakland’s KPIX 5. “So whoever supported X-Raided and that’s all you wished from me, that is the place we half. I like you, and I recognize every thing you probably did for me.”
You can learn the total letter, here.