VALHALLA, New York — The LOX's Styles was released from Valhalla Correctional Facility on Monday morning (August 4) after serving eight months and 10 days for assault.
"I'm back, get ready for me. I'm hungry," said Styles, who has slimmed down by almost 30 pounds since being incarcerated. "I'm back at work. Nobody gets any room to breathe. I'm going to sleep with beats."
Wearing shorts, flip-flops and a white T-shirt, Styles, who spent his last 30 days in solitary confinement, said he's going to record Monday night and wants to have his second solo LP out by January or February.
"Let's go to the studio," he said, flanked by a small crew and mate. "Hard work, hard work. I'm home finally. It's going down. Everybody in the music industry, call me. I don't have no problems with nobody. If I did have problems before, I let it go. Call me. Let me get some money with you. It feels great [to be free]. I don't know what to say. I'm fresh out the joint. I'm lost for words."
Before Styles headed to the studio to quell his hunger for making music, he wanted to satisfy his appetite by eating cheese eggs, turkey bacon and home fries.
While locked up, Styles said he mostly worked out, listened to Nas and Notorious B.I.G., wrote rhymes and read books like "The Invisible Man," "The Art of Worldly Wisdom" and "Conversations With God."
He said his kids and his wife were what he missed most while locked up. "When you're in there, you see a lot of things. You go through a lot. Us being in the music industry, we tend to forget those who are on the lower levels messed up in the struggle. [Being in prison] taught me patience is a virtue. Time is everything, and love is a lot."