SOHH Whatcha Think: G. Dep Gets 15 To Life + Has Meek Dropped The Mixtape Of The Year Thus Far?!
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 11:52AM
Former Bad Boy artist G. Dep has received his sentence for his role in a 1993 NYC killing. After turning himself into police and admitting he shot and killed a man over a decade ago, the rapper has been sentenced to 15 years to life.
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Dep said he killed the man during a robbery. Although he went on to plead not guilty, he was convicted earlier this year.
NEW YORK -- Rapper G. Dep will spend at least 15 years in prison after being convicted of a 1993 New York killing. The case was reopened when he went to police to say he'd shot someone years earlier.The 37-year-old rapper got the minimum sentence Tuesday for his April murder conviction: 15 years to life.He went to a police station in December 2010. He said that when he was about 17 to 19 years old, he'd fired at someone while trying to rob him on a street corner.(WSJ)
In other rap news ... MMG rapper Meek Mill literally shut the Web down yesterday after dropping his long awaited Dreamchasers 2 mixtape. Meek, who recently celebrated his 25th birthday, also has an album on the way, but his recent release paralyzed many mixtape sites as they weren't prepared for the rush of eager downloaders.
It's quite the happy birthday for Philly rapper Meek Mill, who turns 25 today. His mixtape, "Dreamchasers 2" caused mix tape site DatPiff to go over capacity, leaving many with this image. (No worries, "Dreamchasers 2" is back up with 252,401 downloads and 55,223 streams as of this blog post. "Dreamchasers 2" was only posted at 2:15 p.m.).(Philly.com)
The project featrues MMG boss Rick Ross and a slew of other rappers and popular producers.
On the aggressively paced "Flexing," Meek once again links with "I'ma Boss" producer Jahlil Beats, and on "Everyday," he rides with his MMG boss Rick Ross over a menacing sound bed. While hard-granite rap is his strong point, Milly is no one-trick pony; he does venture out of the streets from time to time. For "Ready or Not," producer All Star conjures a beat based off the popular 1996 Fugees song of the same name. The subdued instrumental allows the young MC the space to get introspective. "It's a dark cloud over me, money took control of me/ I'm barely getting time to see my son and that sh-- hurtin' me/ Baby mama trippin', I tell her to work with me/ I'm on probation, still strapped, 'cause n---as wanna murder me."(MTV)
SOHH Watcha Think: With the flood of new mixtapes hitting the scene every week, has Meek raised the bar for 2012 mixtape releases?
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]