Brooklyn rapper Ra Diggs was found guilty of not one, but three drug related murders (and a total of 21 federal charges.)In an interesting twist to his trial, the rapper’s music videos were used as evidence against him.”He styled himself a rap artist, but the jurys verdict makes clear who Herron really is: a drug dealer and murderer who sought power through fear and intimidation,” saidLoretta E. Lynch, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
Known as Max B, rapper Charly Wingate was sentenced to 75 years in prison for conspiracy to the armed robbery, kidnapping and eventual murder of David Taylor in 2009. However, the rapper was still able to secure a deal with Amalgam Digital from behind bars to release his solo debut albumVigilante Season in 2011.
Rappers often spit insults at cops, but rarely do they follow through as violently as Steady B and Cool C did in the midst of bank robbery attempt. Steady B, born Warren Sabir McGlone, was the getaway driver for a failed op. that ended it the death of Philadelphia Police Officer Lauretha Vaird. Interestingly, the two grew up rhyming alongside superstar Will Smith before he rocketed to stardom withFresh Prince. Smith declined to comment on the court case.