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Jimmy Henchman's Murder-For-Hire Conviction Overturned, New Trial Ordered

Czar Entertainment Founder lands a legal victory. 

Czar Entertainment founder Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond’s murder for-hire-conviction was overturned Tuesday (Nov. 1), reports CBS News New York.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court ruled that Rosemond will receive a new trail due to errors made by the judge in his case for the 2009 murder of G-Unit affiliate Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher.

In a statement to All Hip-Hop, Rosemond thanked family and friends for supporting him throughout the court battle, as well as the series Unjust Justice for “exposing the inequality and injustice” involving the case.

Further in the statement, the 51-year-old Brooklyn native blasted former federal prosecutor Todd Kiminsky and “his insisted informants,” which includes Rosemond's former associate Akil Abdullah, who testified against him in court.

“I will let God judge you for what you’ve done to me, but now it’s time to fix what you’ve done,” vowed Rosemond, before closing out with a message to former friends and the music industry.

“To my so-called friends and the music business that have abandoned me, the devil is a liar and now you’ve seen the devil and its details,” he proclaimed.

Rosemand was originally sentenced to life in prison (plus 20 years( for Fletcher's murder. According to prosectors, the slaying came out of retaliation for Fletcher and Tony Yayo assaulting Rosemond's then 14-year-old son, during an on-going feud between 50 Cent and the former music manager.

But attorney Michael Rayfield believes that the latest legal victory is a “major step,” on Rosemond’s “path to justice.”

Despite winning a new trial, Rosemond is serving a life sentence for a slew of charges involving drug trafficking. However, the newly-overturned conviction could set the stage for a dismissal of addition charges as the same witnesses were used to convict Rosemond following his 2011 arrest on charges of cocaine trafficking, money laundering, and more.

Prosecutors argued that Rosemond used dealings within the music industry as a front for a multi-million cocaine operation, which led to his conviction in 2013.

Rosemond founded Czar Entertainment in 2006. At its peak, the company’s client list included of Gucci Mane, The Game, Brandy, Sean Kingston, Salt-N-Pepa and Akon.

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T.I., Love & Hip Hop's Scrapp Deleon, and the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga reportedly worked together to bail out seven women and 16 men who were locked up for first-time or nonviolent offenses. The deed was done as part of the church's "Bail Out" program.

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Kanye West took fans to church with his Sunday Service series at Coachella 2019 on Easter Day(April 21). In addition to running through his past hits, Ye debuted a new song called "Water."

West stood atop a hill at the festival grounds surrounded by celebrity friends. "We are water / Clean us like the rain in spring / Take the chlorine out of conversation," he sang.

Elsewhere during his special performance, Kanye and his choir delivered soulful renditions of "All Falls Down," "Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1," "Jesus Walks," and Kirk Franklin’s "Brighter Day." Chance the Rapper and Teyana Taylor also took the mic to perform "Ultralight Beam" and "Never Would Have Made It" respectively.

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A potential Sept. 13 concert at New Jersey’s Prudential Center was added to the venue's website and later deleted. The site listed Brown as the marquee act, while Minaj was a featured performer.

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Last Sunday, Minaj took the stage as a surprise guest for week one of Ariana Grande’s headlining set at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music Festival. It’s unclear if she will hit the stage when Grande returns to perform for week two of Coachella on April 21.

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