Pac was on to something…Say it ain’t so Jimmy…

I’m not even gonna put up an image for this one. But since we’re talking about Beef, and 2Pac has been brought up in the last few posts, how about something that involves both?

All I have to say is that Pac may not have been the Super-Paranoid trouble-Maker you made him out to be all these years.

I know people affiliated with Jimmy Henchmen‘s Czar entertainment label, so I can’t really say much about his dealings as a businessman. He is apart of the older regime of big moguls with big egos who were very visible in the industry circa the mid-90’s to early 2000’s. But what largely separates him from his peers is his true and well-acknowledged criminal background as a former violent felon. This holds weight in a game that prides itself on street-credibility and authenticity.

Not so good when you’re being implicated as being a government informant. There’s no need for me to go into a diatribe about the whole ‘snitches get stitches’ ethos that resonates throughout the urban Black community. Tho telling hasn’t been embraced by any culture that has it’s hands in the dirt, it just has been made such a spectacle out of in the Black world – particularly the rap world.

So you can imagine how any of this news that has begun to surface this month from federal reports naming Henchman (real name Jimmy Rosemond) as an informant is a stench that he would want removed from the air A.S.A.P. Unfortunately, this is one that sticks and lingers. It’s already the lowest of the low in hip-hop to be called a snitch. To be a former reputable street figure having his named breathed anywhere near the word is living death. Even from a grown-man perspective, Jimmy probably feels too damn old for this shit to be resurfacing, as he’s moved on in his endeavors and this isn’t the first time the label has been tagged to him.

Pac first called him out on it in Industry circles and then ultimately on his infamous classic “Against All Odds” hinting that his relationship to another so called snitch “Haitian” Jack Agnant, was along the lines of treachery.

This revelation and recent development has only added fuel to that old fire, leaving people to either take things in one of 2 directions; that Henchman and Jack were both informants and had something to do with Pac’s 1994 shooting and maybe death, or that their involvement indicates some deeper darker link with government and some conspiracy stuff that I don’t even want to get into.

Some noted folks in the urban music industry have come to Jimmy’s aide and defense in light of the news, but keep in mind that all of these people are associates of his and would naturally take his side. Check out who said what from this article on Newsone.com http://newsone.com/nation/newsonestaff2/music-industry-stars-deny-jimmy-henchmen-rosemond-snitch-allegation/

At the end of his song, Pac asked “what would you do, if you were me?”

Good Question.

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