Hip-hop goes to jail

It was a bad year to be a rap star without a good lawyer. And, in fact, even the best lawyers can't always clear their clients of all wrongdoing. Take the cases of Lil Wayne, T.I. and Kid Cudi, all of whom landed in the pokey at one point or another this year. Their crimes varied from criminal mischief (Kid Cudi) to federal weapons charges (T.I.) to attempted criminal possession of a weapon (Lil Wayne, above), and each of them served time this year. Cudi and Wayne are now out, and T.I. was released -- although he recently returned to federal jail. His probation was revoked after getting arrested in Beverly Hills this summer on drug charges. Related Lil Wayne 'free at last' after eight-month prison stint
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