In the history of hip-hop, popular rappers such as Slick Rick, Tupac Shakur, Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown, Remy Ma, Beanie Sigel, Black Rob, Shyne, Mystikal, Pimp C, Gucci Mane, T.I. and C-Murder have spent a few months to several years in prison. Snoop Dogg was acquitted of murder; Diddy faced jail time but he was acquitted on bribery and weapons charges in 2001 stemming from a club shooting. His protege, Shyne, wasn’t as lucky and was convicted in the same case and sentenced to 10 years; he was recently deported after his release from prison. Our staff at GWOP Magazine have compiled a 2k10 list of our favorite rappers locked up, who we wish were FREE!
Mac of No Limit Records
On September 21, 2001, McKinley “Mac” Phipps Jr. was convicted of manslaughter charges for the death of 22-year-old Barron C. Victor Jr. Though Mac maintains his claim of innocence, he is currently serving a 30-year prison term.
Rapper Lil Boosie, real name Torrence Hatch, is currently serving time in prison for his 2009 drug and gun charges. The rap star who had a total of five albums and a few chart hits, was staying in Dixion Correctional Institute. Hatch was recently indicted for murder charges and could now face the death penalty.
Rapper Corey “C-Murder” Miller has been sentenced to life in prison for his second-degree murder conviction.
District Judge Hans Liljeberg gave Miller the mandatory life sentence days after the rapper was found guilty of the 2002 killing by a Louisiana jury.
The 38-year-old Miller was convicted of shooting 16-year-old fan Steve Thomas at a now-closed nightclub in Harvey.
It was the second time that a jury convicted Miller in the case, but a 2003 conviction was overturned.
Miller has been in jail after pleading no contest to two counts of attempted murder in a separate altercation at a nightclub in Baton Rouge in 2001.
Max B aka Biggavelli
Rap artist Max B and his stepbrother were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for a deadly robbery at a northern New Jersey hotel.
Max B – whose real name is Charly Wingate – was ordered to serve 75 years. He was convicted in June of felony murder, armed robbery and other offenses in the September 2006 robbery in Fort Lee.
FLESH N BONE (Bone Thugs N Harmony)
Flesh N Bone (real name: Stanley Howse) had outstanding warrants for his arrest in the city of Cleveland, for felonious assault and domestic violence charges.
Thererfore the Cleveland Police Department showed up to Bone’s concert at the House of Blues with the intent to arrest him.
According to the Cleveland Leader, police said Flesh realized that authorities were watching him while he was on stage, so he called the crowd up on to the stage in an attempt to escape in the madness. He tried to make an exit off the side under cover, unfortunately it didn’t work.
The rapper was restrained by a deputy while other deputies and Cleveland police assisted.
He was arrested and booked into the Cuyahoga County jail.
In December of 2009 Buju and two accomplices were arrested while purchasing five kilo’s of cocaine from an informant working with the DEA. Banton’s two partners in crime have turned on him and are both set to testify against him which if found guilty would land him a life sentence.