Saturday, June 25, 2011
Rapper Supa Sport, born Carl Barnett, was indicted with 14 other people on drug distribution conspiracy charges last week by the DEA.
According to US Attorney Paul Fishman, the group ran their drug ring out of a used an auto body shop called The Motor City Car Club in Mooresville, New Jersey.
According to the 77–page indictment, Supa Sport was more than just a rapper. Federal prosecutors claim Supa Sport headed up a drug gang known as "The Detroit Boyz.”
According to the federal indictment, members of The Detroit Boyz would travel as far as Georgia, to obtain cocaine base and heroin to sell and distribute throughout the Trenton, New Jersey area.
Ten of the defendants in the case were rounded up earlier this month, as part of a coordinated operation undertaken by local, state and federal authorities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Each of the defendants faces a maximum of 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine.
As a rapper, Supa Sport recorded with a number of nationally known artists. His most recent track was with Killer Mike titled "Days Like This."
On the track, Supa Sport boasts about his drug dealing activities, while showcasing a number of luxury vehicles in the video.
The track with Meek Mill, who is an artist on Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group, is titled "Money" and is taken from Supa Sport's mixtape titled Life in the Fastlane.
After a couple of years of cat-fighting - mostly via lyrical jabs, and radio disses - Twitter is buzzing today with rumors that Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj will call a truce at this weekend's BET Awards. There were past rumors that Lil Kim would sign with Cash Money - an obvious conflict with Nicki as their main mama. That never happened, but the talk recently has been of Kim possibly signing with G-Unit. Could be. Meanwhile, the BET Awards have been known for surprises. But Young Money Nicki peacing it up with Kim? Man, I don't know about that.
LIL KIM BREAKS UP RUMOR!
A key witness against former rap manager/mogul James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond is close to striking a plea deal with prosecutors, according to reports.
According to TheSmokingGun.com, Khalil Abdullah, one of Rosemond's associates and top members in the collective known as the Rosemond organization, is close to making the deal, if he returns a missing $100,000 to the government.
Abdullah allegedly entrusted the $100,000 to an unnamed associate, whom he cannot locate.
In order to receive the plea deal with prosecutors, Abdullah must forfeit the $100,000, which Abdullah allegedly stole from the Rosemond organization, which helped trigger the current federal investigation.
According to an indictment, Abdullah's thieving helped lead to a bigger investigation into the Rosemond organization's trafficking conspiracy.
DEA agents claim that the organization used Federal Express and other overnight couriers to send millions of dollars worth of narcotics and proceeds from New York to the West Coast, and back.
Abdullah, who knew that he was in the process of being indicted for his role in the cocaine distribution conspiracy, was the original person to contact lead prosecutor Todd Kaminsky, with information on the conspiracy.
Abdullah allegedly faxed a letter to prosecutors from a Kinko's on April 25th, where he told agents about of a shipment that was being sent to a recording studio in New York, in a "road case" for music equipment.
When agents seized the road case they found $790,000 in $20 bills, which helped lead Kaminsky to indict the investigation's main target, James Rosemond.
Abdullah, who is facing at least 10 years in prison for his role in distributing the cocaine, is seeking to receive a lesser sentence by testifying.
James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond was apprehended by authorities in New York on June 20th, after being on the run for nearly 2 weeks.
The following day, he appeared in Brooklyn federal court, where he pleaded not guilty to intentionally conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice.
Police are also investigating Rosemond involvement in a murder for hire plot that resulted in the death of an associate of 50 Cent named Lowell "Lodi Mack" Fletcher, who was killed last year, for allegedly smacking Rosemond's son during a dispute in March of 2007.
Update: Signing celebration flicks. Where are you Yeezy?
Last month, Esco told MTV that he and Frank Ocean have recorded numerous tracks. No word on if those are in any relation to his album. Hey, an Earl feature would be cool.
First he took a front row seat at Adam Kimmel’s show dressed casually in a white tee, Mavericks snapback hat, and Murakami Jesus piece chains. Usher was also spotted nearby. ‘Ye later caught up with designer Marc Jacobs and Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade backstage at the Louis Vuitton runway show, where he sat alongside R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe and Lily Allen.
Yeezy recently flew members of LMFAO out to Paris for three days to record with him for an undisclosed project. “He’s working on some stuff,” the group’s frontman Redfoo told Ryan Seacrest. “I was playing ‘Champagne Showers’ and he said that that was one of his biggest moments and best times at a club ever. He was like, ‘I need to understand what is going on with that.’”
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of songs in A minor than by holding a special, intimate concert for my fans,” she said. “Performing is the most extraordinary way for an artist to connect with their fans, and I’m thrilled to put on a great show at the Beacon Theatre to help thank everyone who has supported me throughout the years.”
We’re giving two lucky Rap-Up.com readers a pair of tickets to see the Grammy-winning performer live. Enter to win below!
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Jamie Foxx has a sweet spot for Amber Rose. The Oscar winner joined the shaved-headed vixen at the launch of her milkshake “The Amber Rose Blondie” at Millions of Milkshakes in West Hollywood. “My shake is Banana, white chocolate, Pineapple, coconut, and cookie dough,” tweeted Rose, who is currently filming her own reality show.
Foxx and his daughter Corrine snapped photos of the blonde star as she whipped up her frothy confection. But boyfriend Wiz Khalifa doesn’t have to worry. Their relationship is strictly platonic. Rose has a radio show on Foxx’s SiriusXM channel “The Foxxhole.”
Download: Da Brat – Life After Death
Life After Death Tracklisting
1. “Intro – Life After Death”
2. “It’s Brat (Tupac Back Remix)”
3. “West Side”
4. “Get It Get It” feat. Jadakiss and Brandon Hines
5. “Racks (Remix)”
6. “Sure Thing (Remix)”
7. “Second Chance”
8. “Fab 5 Freddy”
9. “Dumb Stupid Crazy” feat. Twista
10. “Motivation (Remix)”
11. “Look at Me Now (Remix)”
Some of her supporters have been concerned for her health. But in a new statement Missy reassures them that she is fine and has not been slowed down by the debilitating disease. In fact, she’s still working on her new album and producing for other artists. She will also be profiled on a new episode of VH1’s “Behind the Music,” airing June 29.
“I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease about three years ago, but it really hasn’t slowed me down at all,” explained Missy. Read her statement below.
“There have been some inaccuracies reported in regards to my diagnosis with Graves’ Disease, so I wanted to clear things up. I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease about three years ago, but it really hasn’t slowed me down at all. I rocked my performance on ‘VH1 Hip Hop Honors” tribute to Timbaland last year. I’ve written and produced a bunch of Grammy-nominated, #1 hits for artists like Keyshia Cole, Monica, and Jazmine Sullivan. I toured the U.K., Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. And on top of all that, I’m working on my new album. I feel great. Under my doctor’s supervision, I’ve been off medication for about a year and I’m completely managing the condition through diet and exercise.”