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Hip hop mogul connected with Tupac shooting arrested on drug charges

Hip hop mogul connected with Tupac shooting arrested on drug charges (photo)

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James Rosemond, the owner of Czar Entertainment, and the alleged mastermind of the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur, was arrested in New York yesterday on separate cocaine trafficking charges, THR reports. Rosemond, who manages rappers like the Game and Too Short, attempted to flee on foot from federal agents as he was coming out of a W hotel in Union Square. He got as far as 21st Street and Park Avenue South before he was grabbed by US Marshals and DEA agents.

Rosemond was given up by two “high-ranking members” of his organization, previously picked up by DEA agents, who cooperated to reduce their own sentences, according to documents reviewed by MTV News. In a recorded phone conversation, Rosemond is quoted as telling an associate, “N—-r stay low, move like you on the run right now ’cause that is what I’m doing n—-r, trying to get some ID, some new paperwork, all that shit right now.” He was arraigned in Brooklyn on conspiracy to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine, and being held without bail.

Last week a convicted murderer named Dexter Isaac, claimed that he was paid $2,500 by Rosemond to shoot and rob Shakur at Quad Studios in Manhattan. The convict says that Rosemond wanted a particular diamond ring of Shakur’s to give to his girlfriend, but that he was free to keep the rest of the loot — and still has a chain he took from Shakur as proof of the robbery.

Got some advice for Rosemond next time he’s trying to flee from Federal agents? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter or Facebook!

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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