Bang Bang Boogie‘s Mysonne recently addressed the lack of research done on rappers within hip-hop and why he cannot respect T.I. for cutting ties with Alfamega.
Along with addressing Tip, Mysonne also questioned why Alfa’s past informant history had not been discovered earlier.
“You letting these n*ggas mislead people based on a facade,” Mysonne explained in a video. “You telling ‘em ‘Yo, I’m out here getting money, I’m hustling, I’m a trap star, I’m doing this and that’ and then you n*ggas f*ck with the police…There’s a lot of these n*ggas that’s informants. It’s just that n*ggas ain’t taking the time out to look into it. N*ggas ain’t taking the time out, ‘Oh now he’s an informant, nobody knew.’ Nobody knew this n*gga been an informant for all these years and nobody knew it? Nobody never said nothing and then all of a sudden you found this info out? Now it’s beneficial to find this out because n*ggas wanna get sh*t shifted off them, now ‘Oh, I’m kicking this n*gga out,’ yeah, of course, now it makes sense. ‘Oh wow, I don’t f*ck with him.’ Come on, I can’t respect that. I don’t respect a lot of this sh*t.” (Hip Hop Beef)
Busta Rhymes recently spoke with SOHH about his take on rappers with concealed pasts which may come back to hurt their image.
“Privacy is something that everybody should respect when it comes to people’s personal life,” he explained. “[But] you’re always held accountable for the decisions that you make. The universe will deal with a muthaf*cka through a thing that we call Karma. When you try to conceal some sh*t and you a wolf walking around in sheep’s clothing and you misleading the people, even if nobody ever gets to find out what it is that you’re concealing as a truth. You still gotta live and die in your own inequity. Something somewhere in your life is going to happen to you.” (SOHH)
Tip read a statement earlier this month claiming neither he nor his company were aware of Alfa’s past history with the government.
“Even though all of our artists and employees are asked by us to be honest and open about their past history at no time did Alfa disclose to me or Grand Hustle what has now appeared in the media. He essentially deceived us by failing to fully disclose the truth about his past and there is no place in our organization for dishonest and misleading behavior. As I’ve always said, you must take responsibility for your own actions, we at Grand Hustle do not support or condone blaming others for our own mistakes. I hope and pray to god bless his financial plans but I do not foresee me or my company playing the role of his personal or professional business.” (File Factory)
Records leaked online in early May which showed Cedric “Alfamega” Zellars had worked as a DEA informant.
Court records show that Zellars began working with law enforcement officials after he was sentenced in September 1995 to 110 months in a federal gun case (Zellars, who had a prior felony robbery conviction, was collared for selling weapons to an undercover federal agent). Zellars “agreed to cooperate with authorities and was debriefed” about the criminal activity of several individuals. “In particular he was debriefed concerning the drug trafficking activities of a Mr. Ali Baaqar,” according to a government court filing. During his cooperation against Baaqar, Zellars met with a DEA agent and a federal prosecutor, and subsequently testified at trial. “Ali Baaqar was convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin based upon the trial testimony of [Zellars] and others.” In return for his snitching, Zellars had 18 months shaved off his prison term when he was resentenced in July 1997 by Judge J. Owen Forrester. (The Smoking Gun)
It was recently reported that T.I. received a reduced sentence as a result of time already served on home detention.
The rapper had faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each charge in his three-count indictment but Harris will be credited for 305 days of home detention he already has served after being charged, so his stay at the Forrest City prison likely will be only two months. R.D. Weeks, a spokesman for the Forest City, Arkansas prison, said Harris likely would be treated like any other prisoner coming into the facility and that each cell at the prison is double-bunked. He also will have the opportunity to use the recreation yard, as well as take part in counseling or participate in the one of the facility’s 14 religious groups, Weeks said. (Associated Press)
Check out Mysonne speaking on Alfamega below: