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AR-Ab Sentenced To 45 Years In Prison In Drug Trafficking Case

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AR-Ab Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison

Philly rapper AR-Ab has been sentenced to 45 years in prison following the conviction in his drug trafficking case.

Born Abdul West, the 37-year-old rapper is accused of turning his Original Block Hustlaz label (OBH) into a drug trafficking ring which led to the 2017 murder of Robert Johnson. While appearing in front of U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson in a Philadelphia courtroom on Thursday, Baylson told the courtroom that the murder of Johnson and the content of his West’s lyrics weren’t taken into account during his sentencing.

“You could have been a hero instead of a criminal,” he said. “But you became a drug dealer. You made that decision. That’s why you’re being punished.”

AR-Ab responded to Judge Baylson stating that he “doesn’t understand his culture.”

“The court, the FBI agents, and the prosecutors don’t understand my culture. We don’t rap about flowers and rainbows. We’re gangsta rappers. We rap about where we grew up. So we rap about drug dealing. We rap about violence.”

During the trial, a number of witnesses revealed that West’s alleged drug ring obtained drugs including crack cocaine, heroin and meth from a distributor in California. These witnesses also told the judge that the drugs were being stored in an upscale Center City apartment, in an effort to draw less attention from law enforcement.

To OBH’s demise, however, FBI agents raided one of the stash houses at the One Water Street Apartments in Old City and seized 10 kilograms of cocaine. AR-Ab went on to rap about it on his “Beef (Freestyle).”

“Quarter million loss, got a broke heart,” he rapped. “And they snatched my dog, that’s the worst part/One rat destroy everything you work for/I pray to God that he don’t tell them who he work for.”

Dontez “Tez” Stewart, a key witness in the trial who was charged with the murder of Johnson, testified against AR-Ab in exchange for a lighter sentence.

“I’m not saying I’m innocent. I’m saying I’m not guilty of all them charges,” said AR-Ab before being escorted by U.S. Marshalls out the courtroom. The rapper plans to file an appeal.

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The New 1017 Rapper Enchanting Passes Away; Coi Leray, Gucci Mane and More Respond to Her Passing

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After being placed on life support, 26-year-old rapper Enchanting has tragically passed away.

The Texas native signed with Gucci Mane’s The New 1017 label in 2020. She released her debut project, No Luv, in 2022, featuring the singles “Want Sum” and “Track & Field” with Kaliii. Her latest project, Luv Scarred / No Luv (Deluxe), was released in 2023.

A representative from her management team informed The Shade Room that Enchanting was struggling with withdrawals, saying, “She came to my house the last four days to get clean. She tried her best, and I did everything I could to help her. She tried.”

Coi Leray, Monaleo, and others confirmed her passing on social media.

“I’ll see you later, sister. Save me a spot, baby! I love you 4L and after,” Monaleo wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter).




“They pulled the plug, bro. This shit is so fucked up. I just knew you were gonna pull through, @luvenchanting. You’ll forever be Stop6 Princess and Kasino First Lady,” wrote Lil CJ Kasino on Instagram.


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1017 Rapper Enchanting on Life Support: What We Know So Far

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Gucci Mane‘s 1017 artist Enchanting has reportedly been placed on life support.

While the reasons for her condition remain undisclosed, Enchanting’s sister, Kayy Jayy, confirmed on Facebook that Enchanting is indeed on life support but has not passed away, contrary to some reports. “Can y’all stop posting until you have actual facts,” she wrote. “She’s still fighting, she’s not dead… I’m here at the hospital. My sister is not dead.”

1017 Artist Enchanting on Life Support: What We Know So Far

Enchanting signed with Gucci Mane’s 1017 label in 2020. She released her debut project, No Luv, in 2022, supported by the singles “Want Sum” and “Track & Field” with Kaliii. Her most recent project, Luv Scarred / No Luv (Deluxe), came out in 2023. Reflecting on her passion for music, she said, “I feel like music was always something that came naturally to me. I realized I should probably put more time and effort into it, because it felt effortless, unlike trying to force a talent.”

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Nicki Minaj Arrested in Amsterdam for Alleged Drug Possession

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While preparing to travel to her next tour stop in Manchester, United Kingdom, Nicki Minaj experienced a significant delay at the Amsterdam airport.

She was held up for over two hours after being informed by the pilot that her luggage was subjected to a random search. Documenting the incident on X and Instagram Live, Nicki expressed her belief that the Dutch police intentionally caused her to miss her flight, alleging that she was being targeted by her former management and ex-road manager.



The Trinidadian rapper was subsequently arrested when Dutch law enforcement claimed to have found pre-rolls of marijuana in her luggage. “I’m not going in there. I need a lawyer present,” she insisted.

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