A New York City jury has found a rap industry agent guilty of federal drug-trafficking charges.
The verdict was reached Tuesday at the Brooklyn trial of James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond.
The head of New York-based Czar Entertainment was charged last year with running a coast-to-coast drug ring that used music equipment cases to transport cocaine and drug money. The 47-year-old Rosemond had claimed he was framed.
According to his website, Rosemond was behind hits like Salt-N-Pepa’s “Shoop” and represented The Game and other artists.
He also gained notoriety when a jailed felon tried to link him to a mid-1990s ambush of Tupac Shakur that left the legendary rapper wounded. He’s denied any involvement.