Could Chuck Phillips actually be right about something?

Oh, so that guy Chuck Phillips, the Scotty Templeton of hip-hop journalism, is behind the rumor that Jimmy Henchmen is a snitch, because he’s pissed that the LA Times had to pay Jimmy Henchmen a shedload of money, for running a BS story about how Jimmy Henchmen, along with Biggie Smalls and Puff Daddy, had 2Pac set up, that time he shot himself in the nuts.

I should have known that that story was a plant, like the story about Eduardo Saverin feeding chicken to a chicken (apparently animals care about that sort of thing?), and, possibly, the story about Justin Timberlake sniffing coke off the perfectly sculpted bodies of underage interns, in that Facebook movie, which really is the Godfather of our time. Which is not to say that it’s definitely not true.

I’m thinking it might be. This time, it’s not just Chuck Phillips himself making shit up, using what he learned in that Nick Broomfield movie, along with what Samuel L Jackson likes to call “where there’s smoke there’s fire logic,” and running it in the pages of the LA Times, which couldn’t have known any better, because there isn’t anyone in their fact checking department who’s big on rap music. Plus, even if there was, what sources would they consult? Those ridonkulous mid ’90s-era Vibe magazine articles? That Nick Broomfield movie? Random black dudes who claim they know something and can tell you in exchange for a get out of jail free card? The history of this conflict is getting to be like the Bible, in that you can read whatever you want into it and you wouldn’t be wrong per se, since it’s alll bullshit anyway.

Presumably, whoever took the call from Chuck Phillips talking about how he had this great story about the guy who puts out songs about stop snitching who’s really a snitch himself, was aware of the fact that he got dropped from the LA Times like a bad habit, for using it as an outlet for his Biggie and 2Pac fan fiction. If they didn’t actually remember him from the time the LA Times had to run a lengthy apology to Jimmy Henchmen, or from the time when he claimed that Biggie Smalls was in Las Vegas the night 2Pac was assassinated (I’ve written about him here on a number of occasions), I’m sure they would have consulted the Google. I mean, since it’s so obvious that the goal here was to throw Jimmy Henchmen under a bus, and since one paper already got itself in trouble behind this shit.

The New York Daily News probably wouldn’t have run a story about how Jimmy Henchmen is a snitch, unless they had it on pretty good authority that it’s true. The guy is known to be litigious in nature. Exactly what form that evidence took I’m not sure. It sounded like they may have just called down to the courthouse and asked for the transcripts of his trials, then scanned them for the part where it says, “Your honor, since my client has been so useful to you in helping to throw other black people behind bars, we ask that you go very light on his sentencing.” You’d think that if there was such a part of a trial, they’d at least have it redacted in any publicly available records – but it’s been proven, time and time again, mostly by the Smoking Gun, that you can find all sorts of embarrassing information about people in publicly available records. It goes back to what T.I. was saying when he was explaining why he couldn’t possibly be a snitch. If he was, you could easily find where it says that somewhere. The criminal justice system should work on being a bit more discrete about these things. Someone could get their feelings hurt – or worse.

At any rate, I’d say the burden is on Jimmy Henchmen, at this point, to prove that he’s not a snitch. However you’d go about doing that. So what that this Chuck Phillips once got caught in a lie, and hence should have no credibility. That always struck me as a technicality. The Times apologized to Jimmy Henchmen not because they knew where he was the night 2Pac shot himself in the nuts, and that he definitely had no idea a jux was in effect, but because the story was based on BS documents that Phillips got from some guy in the joint, who’d been known to come up with BS documents. I thought it was common knowledge that Biggie et al. realized that Pac was cruisin’ for a bruisin’, and even went so far as to try to warn him, but Pac didn’t want to believe fat meat greasy, because he wasn’t really a street dude, but rather some guy from ballet school who started pretending to be a street dude after he was in Juice. And the rest, as they say, is history.

To think, I could have explained this to the TIs at the LA Times and saved us all a lot of aggravation.

  • dj dopefiend

    Damm Chuck’s got it bad 4 Jimmy lke bol’s got it bad 4 noz. No Home-O

  • Worley

    “Pac didn’t want to believe fat meat greasy, because he wasn’t really a street dude, but rather some guy from ballet school who started pretending to be a street dude after he was in Juice.”

    Brilliant!

    • that nigga

      Absolutely.

  • http://www.hiphophater.com Black Krueger

    “the story was based on BS documents that Phillips got from some guy in the joint, who’d been known to come up with BS documents.”

    [Please insert coin(s)]

    Shall we continue to let white folks tear us apart? Sounds like fun to some of you.

  • Buff Bagwell

    Bol shut yo ostrich head ass up. Aint nobody read this bull ass shit

    • Eric Bischoff

      Nigga shut the fuck up.

  • BIGNAT

    “Biggie et al. realized that Pac was cruisin’ for a bruisin’, and even went so far as to try to warn him, but Pac didn’t want to believe fat meat greasy, because he wasn’t really a street dude, but rather some guy from ballet school who started pretending to be a street dude after he was in Juice. And the rest, as they say, is history.”
    whoa no pac stans came to defend that comment. bol getting a little bold to make such statements. good post sir treat yourself to some crab meats.

    • Kev

      How can you defend it? He admitted on video taking ballet at the Baltimore School of Arts and lip sync rapped with Jada Pinkett to “Parents Just Don’t Understand”. It don’t get no cornier. I’d probably murk myself if a video got released of me dancing to one of the wackest songs ever. Even if it was with a hot bitch. Now in the Youtube era, if you do some shit like that you got no chance of ever being considered a G.

      And you also can’t deny he was working the KRS One wannabe act til he got attention when one of his fans smoked a pig in tribute to 2pacalypse Now.

  • cmoney91

    “the story about Justin Timberlake sniffing coke off the perfectly sculpted bodies of underage interns, in that Facebook movie, which really is the Godfather of our time.”
    hahahaha but fudge facebook.

    “but Pac didn’t want to believe fat meat greasy, because he wasn’t really a street dude, but rather some guy from ballet school who started pretending to be a street dude after he was in Juice. And the rest, as they say, is history.” comedy gold

  • http://SGM7.com Tyler

    If U fruits don’t know by now that Puffy & them did set 2pac up then U should be ashame 2 call yourselves Hip Hop heads. We have all seen niggas get blasted on 4 way less than 2pac was doin’. We have all seen niggas get jelly over the stupidest type stuff so I don’t see why U would be shocked 2 hear that that fat motherfucker & him homies was caught up on high levels of Envy over how large the guy from “from ballet school who started pretending to be a street dude after he was in Juice” was getting. Plus I think 2pac’s background in the black panthers & all that along with being on both coast 4 periods of time is way more gangsta than selling dime bags 2 your homies in Brooklyn. Kick down the door waving the 4, 4 my ass! Dude was 2 fat 2 be able 2 pick his leg up far enuff 2 be kicking down anything. Wake up fellas, keep it Hip Hop.

  • IllWill

    Bol is so 2007.. ur irrelevant bro

  • e-furious

    man, it seems bol is too much into pac assassination, i thought he never cared.
    Let the God judge the criminals.

  • duff

    noz = bol

    both hipster(fags) in denial. except one listens to lil b and the other listens to animal collective.

  • otto

    you’re a hipster in denial, like noz.

  • sealsaa

    @ e-furious

    “Malcolm X was assassinated. Martin Luther King was assassinated. John F Kennedy was assassinated. Them two nigga’s(Biggie & 2Pac) got shot!” -Chris Rock

    • e-furious

      fuck biggie, pac was assassinated…

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  • MrLuciferStar

    Promised a payback, Jimmy Henchman, in due time,I know you bitch niggas is listenin, The World Is Mine, Set me up, wet me up, niggas stuck me up, Heard the guns bust but you tricks never shut me up, Touch one of mine on everything I own I’ll destroy everything you touch, play (The Game) nigga. You Snitch!

  • dome shot

    “The history of this conflict is getting to be like the Bible, in that you can read whatever you want into it and you wouldn’t be wrong per se, since it’s all bullshit anyway.” hahahahahaha.

  • yall some fuuuck niiiiiiigas

    all u niggas gay

  • Da Boy 2 Watch

    Bol, Your post are stupid as hell you dumb azz.

  • Da Boy 2 Watch

    Bol, Your post are stupid as hell you dumb azz!

  • Anonymous

    nigga bol is a lame…it gets old when u do shit for shock value.

  • rock

    bol is lame……shit gets old when u do shit for shock value…..u listen to lame ass niggas.

  • RudNare

    “…along with Biggie Smalls and Puff Daddy, had 2Pac set up, that time he shot himself in the nuts.”

    BwaHaHaHaHaHa… *choking-to-death* =D

  • Ellis

    Maybe the NY post just had more balls than the LA Times. The Times retracted at the first sign of lawsuit from sue-happy Henchman. There were other (unnamed) sources corroborating the Times story that Henchman set 2Pac up including 2Pac himself. Henchman is a sissy snitch who is alway threatening 100 million dollar lawsuits. They never get filed. Where’s Henchman’s lawsuit if it’s untrue?

  • Anonymous

    Byron Crawford u should grow up boy, talkin shit about pac, i gue

  • N’dygo

    I knew there was a reason I never got down with ‘Pac. I always thought he was contradictory in his music & his life. But this lil tidbit of info is “priceless”.

  • griffglazer

    Looks like Chuck was onto something seeing how it is now public knowledge that Jimmy Henchmen is indeed a snitch and a snitch that has admitted to setting up 2pac. Wish he would tell us if Puffy and Big had something to do with it.

    Whether or not 2pac was a true “thug” or a ballet school punk is rather irrelevant. These days and even back then, perception is reality, and more people recognize pac as a “thug”, more so than any other rapper. Might be sad but its definitely true. Everyone also thought pac was on some conspiracy theory shit and was jealous of biggies quick rise to fame an hip-hop head accolades. Maybe “the realest shit I ever wrote” was just that.