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Joe Nacchio busts out after resentencing with Prison Rapper: Kenny Be's Fotochop Friday

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Poor Joe Nacchio! The Denver U.S. District judge who handled his resentencing hearing just shaved two months off of his six-year, all-expenses-paid vacation at a plush Pennsylvania Country Club Prison.

But don't feel sorry for him: He still gets to keep all of the money he stole from US West employees. He's celebrating the occasion with the release of his second album, Prison Rapper...

Recorded while Nacchio was being held in solitary confinement as a "low-priority transfer" during a six-week round-trip tour of American prisons provided by the U.S. Marshals Service, Prison Rapper is split between songs that address two distinct objectives. "Qwiminal" and "Don't Fuck With My Meds" allow Lucky Joe to speak candidly to his audience about his innocence and anger as an incarcerated Qwest executive. It's an even more surprising sophmore effort considering that his 2009 record debut was inspired by and dedicated to Elvis Presley and Justin Bieber...

In his early days at the Schuykill Federal Correctional Resort in Millionaireville, Pennsylvania, Joe "Love Bug" Nacchio was taught how to play guitar by his cellbuddy. After satisfying the hardened inmates with his musical talent, he recorded his debut effort in the prison recording studio backed by the Schuykill Rhythm Section. Considered by many to be his best album, it features a golden collection of Nacchio standards, but does not include two controversial songs from the original, "Treat Me Nice" and "Dew the Love Bug."

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