Tay-K has reportedly inked a recording contract with 88 Classic.
88 Classic is a label distributed under RCA Records. XXL Magazine reports Tay-K is “signed solely to the independent venture 88 Classic.”
88 Classic is owned by J Grand who is the senior Vice President of A&R and Marketing at RCA Records.
News of Tay-K’s signing comes amid rumors he was freed from jail last night.
Tay-K’s manager, Ezra Averill, took to his Twitter account to shut down rumors of Tay-K’s release.
“TAY-K DOES NOT HAVE A FACEBOOK ANYTHING YOU SEE ON THERE IS FAKE HOLLA AT ME OR WATCH HIS PAGES FOR THE REAL UPDATES
TAY-K DOES NOT HAVE A FACEBOOK ANYTHING YOU SEE ON THERE IS FAKE HOLLA AT ME OR WATCH HIS PAGES FOR THE REAL UPDATES???
— EZRA (@TheRealEzraA) December 14, 2017
“TAY DO NOT HAVE A SNAPCHAT EITHER CMON YALL GOTTA THINK SMARTER LOL DONT BE SO GULLIBLE #2017.”
TAY DO NOT HAVE A SNAPCHAT EITHER CMON YALL GOTTA THINK SMARTER LOL DONT BE SO GULLIBLE #2017
— EZRA (@TheRealEzraA) December 14, 2017
An unverified Tay-K Facebook page is the reason behind “Tay-K” free rumors. The page posted a photo of Tay-K with a caption, reading, “F**k the law. They finally let a n***a out on 5 years of probation.”
Tay-K’s alleged release sparked much reaction all throughout social media:
BROOOOO THEY FREED TAY K ?????????♂️?
— pedro (@YouKnowDrakey) December 14, 2017
WOKE UP TO TAY K BEING FREE? Awe shit ?
— Bruce (@Bruschi_71) December 14, 2017
So…. was Tay K released?
— Jehane (@JDjedjro) December 14, 2017
Soooooo Tay K is out off jail now I see but Bobby Shmurder is still in jail tho sooooooo
— ? ? Lil Home State ? ? (@LilHomeState) December 14, 2017
They freed that nigga tay k the mega man free yall??
— GTO x Montana x ❰ ♊? ❱ (@OtnTrapo) December 14, 2017
IS TAY K REALLY FREE YALL?! BC OMG OMG
— bonn (@_Bonnie_NoClyde) December 14, 2017
TAY K FREEEEEEEEEEEE
— Ⓜ️ (@sugababymi) December 14, 2017
Wow lol Tay K is free
— stiquee✨ (@_stiquee) December 14, 2017
TAY K FREE
— ❄️EXANDER SNOWYFIELD❄️ (@RealReala) December 14, 2017
i get off of work and find out tay k is free ??
— ?? (@danieIcartier) December 14, 2017
is tay k really out or y’all playin w me
— sparkleclout (@gluccci) December 14, 2017
lol dey freed lil tay k
— kid deezy (@theKidDeezy) December 14, 2017
Tay K out ?
— Lou愛96 (@djloukang) December 14, 2017
Tay K is Free ?
— ☘️☘️☘️☘️ (@steezy_bart) December 14, 2017
Tbh I thought Tay K was never gonna see daylight again lol
— anna ma (@annaxma) December 14, 2017
TAY K FREE
— ry ? (@ryleyconaway) December 14, 2017
Tay-K has a serious legal battle to overcome to win back his freedom. He was charged with two capital murder charges in addition to an aggravated murder charge.
Tay-K’s second capital murder charge stems from the April 23 fatal shooting of 23-year-old Mark Anthony Saldivar in San Antonio.
The fatal shooting – captured on surveillance – reportedly occurred at a North Side Chik-fil-A at 27 Northeast Loop 410.
Tay-K’s role in the shooting was initially not clear. But Tay-K wasn’t named as the shooter in the crime, according to the police report obtained by the San Antonio Express-News.
Witnesses reportedly saw three people arguing in the back of a black SUV on the Loop 410 access road and someone in the front passenger seat pointed a gun at Saldivar, according to the police report. Saldivar got out of the car and started yelling for help, then stood in front of the SUV. The driver accelerated at Saldivar, but Saldivar held onto the SUV as it swerved, then jumped onto the vehicle after it pulled into the Chik-fil-A parking lot and began kicking the windshield.
The front passenger stepped out of the car, shot Saldivar once, and the four occupants, which included Tay-K, drove off. The identities of the other three suspects are not known at this time.
Police found Saldivar’s body in the restaurant’s parking lot with loose marijuana in his mouth and a bag of the drug underneath him.
Tay-K is accused of being involved in the crime while on the run. Tay-K was placed on house arrest for his role in a deadly home invasion robbery in July 2016. He cut off his ankle monitor in March and remained a fugitive until he was finally captured in late June in New Jersey.
Tay-K can face a possible death penalty for that charge as well.
Tay-K has yet to be officially charged in that case. The “The Race” rapper, however, has been officially certified to stand trial as an adult on charges of capital murder and aggravated robbery.
Tay-K’s first capital murder charge stems from the July 26, 2016 home invasion robbery and murder of Ethan Walker in Mansfield, TX. He was one of seven people charged in connection with the robbery and slaying.
Tay-K’s aggravated robbery charge stems from the alleged beating of an elderly man. Tay-K is accused of brutally beating 65-year-old Skip Pepe near his home Thursday, May 25 after 11 a.m. in Arlington, TX, NBC 5 reports.
Pepe was walking through the Cravens Park when Tay-K allegedly approached him from behind.
Tay-K’s attorney Trent Loftin believes the “Megaman” rapper will be cleared of all charges.
He issued a statement to the press following the rapper’s hearing where a judge certified him as an adult in the cases:
“We just concluded the ‘certification transfer’ hearing for Mr. McIntyre. The judge has ruled that his case should [be] moved to the adult court based on his age (and the fact that the juvenile court will lack jurisdiction soon). The judge was very clear to tell Mr. McIntyre on the record that this decision has no bearing whatsoever of his guilt/innocence in this case. After a full day hearing with numerous officers testifying under oath, officers testified there was no evidence that Mr. McIntyre engaged in any of the violent act or possessed any weapons. Mr. McIntyre remains upbeat after this hearing. I believe once all of the evidence is presented, Mr. McIntyre will be exonerated on all of the charges. We look forward to moving ahead.”