Back in the early aughts, 50 Cent exploded on scene, followed by G-Unit, then The Game and all of them seemed really tight with each other. Shortly after the release of his debut album, The Documentary, The Game and 50 Cent had a falling out after 50 felt Game was disloyal to his camp by staying out of G-Unit’s beef with other rappers (e.g. Fat Joe and Nas) due to the fact that he wanted to work with said artists. Game went on Angie Martinez’s Hot 97 to set the record straight that 50 Cent was not in his camp, which according to MTV, prompted 50 to go on Hot 97 and explain how he felt dissed for not being credited on songs on The Documentary. The rest of history…
The beef between the two went on for years and James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond, the entertainment industry executive who managed The Game, got caught up in feud. In 2007, Tony Yayo and his entourage approached Henchman’s 14 year-old son as he was walking to his father’s business, surrounded him and roughed him up. Yayo was arrested and charged with harassing and endangering the welfare of a child but worked out a plea deal and got the charges dismissed. Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher admitted to assaulting Henchman’s son and was sentenced to nine months in prison. Both men were associates of 50 Cent and had beaten the boy for repping his father’s company, Czar Entertainment. Henchman was a obviously upset and two week after he got out of prison, Fletcher was shot and killed. Henchman was implicated in the murder.
In March 2015, Henchman was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, plus 20 years only to have the conviction overturned in November 2016, granting Henchman a new trial. However, he was convicted again last November and was already facing another life sentence for his position as head of a multi-million-dollar transnational cocaine-selling organization, according to the NY Times.
Henchman penned a letter to AllHipHop that showed remorse for his family, especially his son.
My son I want you to know today – you did nothing wrong by coming to me and letting me know what happened to you. Any child that is under age should let their parents know if they are assaulted.
Sleep with a sound conscious knowing your father is not a murderer and you are not the blame for my incarceration. This is bigger than me or you. I to am a casualty.
Read the full letter from AllHipHop here.