Almost two years ago, in late 2010, G. Dep surprised family, friends and fans when he turned himself in to police for a crime he committed nearly two decades earlier, in 1993. He confessed to shooting a man during a robbery—an incident that had weighed heavily on his conscience since he was a teenager. At the time of his confession, however, the former Bad Boy signee didn't know that the three shots he fired ended up killing the victim. The hip-hop community was shook up by the story, and it grabbed headlines in mainstream publications as well. Dep was sentenced to 15 years to life, and won't be eligible for parole until 2025. Dep is featured in the current issue of New York
magazine (the piece was posted online last week
), with the outlet speaking to the rapper and those close to him to delve deeper into the story. The whole profile is worth a read, but here's what we learned.