Hip Hop music mogul James (Jimmy Rosemond) Henchman — long suspected of being involved in the murder of rapper Tupac Shakur — was sentenced Friday to life in prison plus five years for overseeing a massive drug trafficking empire that supplied Brooklyn and Queens with cocaine.
“You’re the kingpin,” Federal Judge John Gleeson said. “Not all kingpins necessarily deserve a life sentence but you certainly do.”
“You’re a very intelligent and capable person and you chose this life,” Gleeson added.
Rosemond, 48, who declined to speak, faces trial next month on murder-for-hire charges in Manhattan Federal Court for ordering the killing of an associate of rapper 50 Cent suspected of slapping Rosemond’s son. Rosemond has denied he ordered the hit on Shakur in a Manhattan recording studio.