Lil Boosie has been behind bars since June of 2010, awaiting trial for a murder charge. To add to his problems, earlier today (November 29), the Baton Rouge, LA rapper (real name Torrence Hatch) pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiring to smuggle drugs into prison and was sentenced to eight years in jail.

Local TV station WAFB reports that District Judge Mike Erwin passed down the sentence after Boosie admitted that he tried to smuggle drugs into Louisiana's Dixon Correctional Center and Angola State Penitentiary. Upon hearing his sentence, the 29-year-old rapper requested admittance to a drug rehab program, and while the judge agreed to recommend treatment, he wouldn't order it. Boosie will receive credit for the time he has already served behind bars.

[via WAFB]

Last summer, Lil Boosie pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder, two counts of conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal institution, three counts of possession with the intent to distribute narcotics and three counts of conspiracy to commit possession with intent to distribute narcotics.

During a recent prison interview, Boosie told XXL magazine that they took his hard drive out of his house when he was arrested. He claims that he has "albums for days" on that hard drive and they still haven't returned it to him or his Trill Entertainment record label after having it for over a year now. If indeed Lil Boosie goes away for a long time, that music may be the only thing that would allow him to continue to provide for his family while he serves time behind bars, or worse.

Recently, the incarcerated rapper reached out to a troubled teen who thought it was "cool" cause trouble and be in jail, just like his idol -- Lil Boosie.

Hopefully the silver lining in all of this is that Boosie's very public trials and tribulations will help more of his  fanbase learn from his mistakes, instead of heading down his path.

Best of luck to you Boosie.