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(CBS NEWS)Rapper Lil' Boosie has been released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, where he had been serving an eight-year sentence on drug charges.

Warden Burl Cain says the 31-year-old rapper -- whose real name is Torrence Hatch -- left the prison just after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Cain said Hatch remains on supervised parole until 2018.

Hatch first arrived at Angola in 2009 after pleading guilty to a third-offense marijuana possession charge. Since then,he's faced numerous accusations, including a highly publicized murder trial in the 2009 killing of Terry Boyd. Hatch was acquitted offirst-degree murderin Boyd's death in May 2012.

The warden said the time and date of Hatch's release wasn't made public "just to keep everything calm."

Boosie released his debut studio album, "Youngest Of Da Camp," in 2000. Hist most recent effort, "Incarcerated," arrived in 2010.

According toMTV, Boosie is expected attend a press conference in New Orleans Monday alongside his record label. "He will absolutely be there," an Atlantic Records representative said. "He'll be speaking to the press for the first time, after his release."

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