Rapper Charles Hamilton, one-time XXL Freshman Class member and artist upcoming on Interscope Records, has reportedly checked into the New York Presbyterian Mental Hospital in an effort to gain control over his life. During a recent interview, Charles explained why he checked himself in.
"Basically my stay here [NY Presbyterian Mental Hospital] is like identical to my stay in the industry. As far as being the new guy in here having to deal with politics & people trying to control you. The critics would have to be the doctors and the rounds [medicine guys]. So you can say this is like an experiment to see if the industry is really like an asylum or if I was the one bugging. Some say the Industry is like High School but it's just like a [mental hospital]."
Charles recently also decided he was determined t prove a point while being closely looked after. "My fellow artists would have to be my fellow patients, and they're just as frustrated as [rappers] cause they have to take their meds and the patients in the Industry [rappers] have to take their medicine which is Industry politics. I'm the retard who takes off my med bracelet and I just do exactly what I'm not supposed to do. All I would normally do, like the stuff I do people think it's irregular and people that really know me are like what's everyone mad about he's just being himself. In this hospital I can really be my natural self. Just like I am in the Industry but everyone is so content with putting up this fake imagery that feel like being yourself ruins your image. Everything I've done in this industry, whether it was based on outside speculation, peer pressure, or the outside feeling I was being extorted or the outside feeling I was buggin out, I remained true to me. I do it like I've done everything else in my life, it's just like I'VE ALWAYS BEEN VALEDICTORIAN MATERIAL BUT I'VE MADE SURE I WAS THE CLASS FAILURE just to prove a point to administrators and the people who make money off students in the school. I'm the kid in the back of the class that will probably get beat up by all your favorite bullies and is smarter than any kid that's ever stepped into the school but is failing…"
Charles Hamilton – Checks Into Mental Hospital