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Jun 21 2011 6:55 PM EDT

The manhunt for hip-hop music executive James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond ended
Tuesday afternoon (June 21), the DEA confirmed to MTV News. Henchman, who ran
the Czar Entertainment management company overseeing the careers of artists like
the Game, was arrested in New York City and charged with heading a cocaine
trafficking ring.

Rosemond
has been on the lam
since warrants were issued for his arrest on May 17. On
Tuesday afternoon, the onetime music manager noticed federal agents as he walked
out of the W Hotel in Union Square, according to the New York Post. Henchman tried to evade US Marshals and
DEA agents by taking off on foot, but was apprehended and arrested on 21st
Street and Park Avenue South.

Rosemond was then arraigned in Brooklyn on conspiracy to distribute in excess
of five kilograms of cocaine; he is being held without bail, a DEA
representative told MTV News.

According to Rosemond’s lawyer, Jeffery Lichtman, Henchman and his defense
team are ready. “These charges obviously aren’t surprising, we’ve been
anticipating them for years now,” Lichtman told MTV News on Tuesday. “But
they’re built on the backs of people that have lied and cheated, have been
threatened, have been bribed by the government,” he added. “Anything to get
Jimmy Rosemond, but all of this is going to be exposed. We’ve been waiting a
long time for our day in court — we finally have it.”

Through the DEA, MTV News has obtained a copy of the complaint and affidavit
stemming from Rosemond’s arrest warrant. In it, there are details of Henchman’s
alleged drug ring, which is said to have shipped cocaine under accounts
belonging to Czar Entertainment from California to New York in “road cases”
typically used to transport musical equipment. Vacuum-sealed bags and mustard
were also used to conceal the smell from drug-sniffing dogs.

Two “high-ranking members” of Rosemond’s alleged organization (referred to in
the complaint as “CW-1” and “CW-2”) helped the DEA in their investigation. The
document does confirm that both men agreed to cooperate with the government
after their respective arrests in the “hope of receiving a reduced sentence.”

It is also noted in the complaint that while on the run, Henchman avoided the
use of cell phones and suggested to one of the members of his organization that
he should go into hiding. “N—-r stay low, move like you on the run right now
’cause that is what I’m doing n—-r, trying to get some ID, some new paperwork,
all that sh– right now,” Rosemond said during a telephone conversation recorded
by agents.

Dexter Isaac, who is believed to be cooperating with the government in its
case against Henchman, told AllHipHop.com that he was paid $2,500 by Rosemond to rob Tupac
Shakur at Quad Studios in a November 1994 incident that resulted in the
near-fatal shooting of the rapper, two years before his death in 1996. Lichtman
told the New York Daily News that Isaac’s claim was a “flat-out
lie.”

“When you got witnesses like that against you, it can make anybody paranoid
and believe that they won’t be getting a fair trial,” Lichtman said about his
client. “When the case starts, we’ll be ready to go.”

Check back with MTV News for updates as this story continues to develop.

from:  http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1666203/jimmy-henchman-arrested-drug-charges.jhtml

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

James Rosemond

11451 96154654      52

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = Gossip.  Rumors.  Tabloids.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Jimmy Rosemond

19447 96154654        65

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 65 = Hip-hop mogul.

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Tupac Shakur

5:57 PM 6/15/2011

A New York man in jail for life claims he shot Shakur 17 years ago, via a letter released to a popular rap website Wednesday.

A New York prisoner in jail for life on unrelated charges, Dexter Isaac, has confessed to shooting late rapper Tupac Shakur.

Isaac took the blame Wednesday for the 1994 shooting, which took place before Tupac was wounded in a separate incident in Las Vegas that eventually left the rapper dead, via a letter released to allhiphop.com.

Per that letter, Isaac said he was hired to steal from Shakur by whatever means necessary.

“In 1994, James Rosemond hired me to rob 2Pac Shakur at the Quad Studio,” Isaac said in the letter confession.

“He [Rosemond] gave me $2,500, plus all the jewelry I took, except for one ring, which he wanted for himself. It was the biggest of the two diamond rings that we took. He said he wanted to put the stone in a new setting for his girlfriend at the time, Synthia Ried. I still have as proof the chain that we took that night in the robbery.”

NYPD officials have yet to respond to the claim from prisoner # 49733-053 inside Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center.

The Hollywood Reporter has requested a statement on the alleged confession from Tupac Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur, via her L.A.-based Amarau Entertainment, but has yet to hear back.

“I want to apologize to his family [Tupac Shakur] and for the mistake I did,” Isaac said. “I am trying to clean it up to give [Tupac and Biggie’s] mothers some closure.”

Seventeen years ago, the rapper was hit multiple times with gunshots at Manhattan’s Quad Studios, less than one year before Shakur was gunned down fatally in Las Vegas.

Some believe the 1994 robbery/shooting incident in New York set off a chain of events leading up to a bitter east coast/west coast feud between an insular cast of bi-coastal characters that may have ultimately contributed to the deaths of the Notorious B.I.G. and Shakur.

Both murders remain open cases to this day.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times reported earlier this week that a Tupac bio picture is back on track, with Morgan Creek hoping to woo Training Day director Antoine Fuqua back into the Tupac project (which is not in production and has yet to cast lead roles).

Had he lived, Shakur would have been 40 Thursday.

Erykah Badu headlines a birthday concert celebrating the legacy the slain musician Thursday night in Atlanta (rappers Too $hort, Bun B, and 8 Ball & MJG are also set to perform). Proceeds from the event benefit the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.

from:  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/prisoner-confesses-tupac-shakur-shooting-202085

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A man has admitted to the non-fatal 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur, claiming he was paid $2,500 to rob the rapper at Manhattan’s Quad studio. Dexter Isaac, currently serving a life sentence on unrelated charges, said he was hired by hip-hop manager Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond to ambush and mug Shakur, setting off three years of reprisals that left Shakur and Notorious BIG dead.

“Jimmy, I say to you: I have kept your secrets for years,” Isaac told AllHiphop. “I have stayed silent in prison for the past 13 years, doing a life sentence like a real soldier should, when you and everybody have turned your backs on me … Now I would like to clear up a few things, because the statute of limitations is over, and no one can be charged, and I’m just plain tired of listening to your lies. In 1994, James Rosemond hired me to rob 2Pac Shakur at the Quad studio. He gave me $2,500, plus all the jewellery I took, except for one ring, which he wanted for himself.”

Isaac has spent the past decade behind bars, serving time on a 1998 indictment for murder, robbery, fraud and witness intimidation. He and Rosemond have long been linked with Shakur’s robbery, though neither man was ever charged. In 2008, the LA Times published – and later retracted – an article contending that Rosemond and other associates of Sean Combs (AKA Diddy) arranged the attack as payback for Shakur’s rejection of Combs’s record label. The LA Times ultimately admitted their allegations were based on fabricated FBI reports. But Shakur himself had made these claims before his death. “Promised [to] pay back Jimmy Henchman in due time,” he rapped on Against All Odds. “Heard the guns bust, but your tricks never shut me up … All out warfare, eye for eye.”

Now a manager for stars including Sean Kingston and the Game, Rosemond is allegedly on the run. He disappeared in May, amid federal drugs charges, complaining that events had “caught [him] off guard” in a letter to XXL magazine. “I came up from nothing and made some mistakes early in my life, of which I have already served time,” he wrote. “Since then I have worked hard to establish my career in the music industry only to be targeted by these opportunistic prosecutors with a personal vendetta against me.” Rosemond asserted he was being smeared by scurrilous informants, including Isaac.

Isaac now says it was this allegation that prompted him to come forward about the events of 30 November 1994. “I have never been a rat for anybody,” Isaac replied. Instead he alleges that Rosemond himself is a “turncoat rat”. “If I was an informant like you, I would’ve been home years ago with my family,” Isaac wrote.

Isaac did not admit to the September 1996 murder of Shakur, and also refused to comment on the March 1997 slaying of his “friend” Notorious BIG. Both these crimes remain unsolved. “But I would like to give their mothers some closure,” he wrote. “It’s about time that someone did, and I will do so at a different time. Jimmy, you and Puffy like to come off all innocent-like, but as the saying goes: you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”

Had he lived, Tupac Shakur would have celebrated his 40th birthday today.

from:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jun/16/tupac-shakur-shooting

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Dexter Isaac

456259 91113      46

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 46 = The past.

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Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond Wanted by FBI

May 17th, 2011

The hip-hop mogul is on the run from police after last week’s indictment for
involvement in a cocaine ring, Once labeled as an informant
(snitch) Jimmy Henchman.  With the circle and circles of drug dealers, some how
connected- but when one goes down its normally a domino effect. You either get
out, get boxed in or jail time.  Rap manager Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond is wanted
by federal authorities for allegedly being involved in a cocaine distribution
operation.

The New York Post reports that an arrest warrant was issued for
Rosemond last week.

The rap manager, through his company Czar Entertainment, has worked with
Game, Brandy, Sean Kingston and Akon, has yet to turn himself in.

Rosemond’s lawyer Jeffery Lichtman confirmed that a federal prosecutor said
the warrant had been issued, but there was no copy of the warrant, or the
charges provided.

Jimmy Rosemond is a well known executive in the music business, due to his
high profile client roster, mainly Compton rapper Game, who infamously feuded
with 50 Cent.

Rosemond himself was involved in a beef with G-Unit, when Tony Yayo and an
associate allegedly assaulted his son on a street in front of Czar
Entertainment’s offices.

Additionally, Tupac Shakur accused Rosemond of being complicit in his 1994
shooting inside the lobby of the Quad Recording Studio.

More recently, Jimmy Rosemond was involved with helping Wyclef Jean run for
office in Haiti, in addition to supporting the current President of the country,
Michel Martelly.

from:  http://tattletailzz.com/2011/05/17/jimmy-henchman-rosemond-wanted-by-fbi/

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

James Rosemond

11451 96154654      52

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = Gossip.  Rumors.  Tabloids.

——————————————————————————————–

using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Jimmy Rosemond

19447 96154654        65

 

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 65 = Hip-hop mogul.

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