Above The Law’s Big Hutch Released from Prison

bighutch.jpgGregory Hutchinson, who made his name as one-third of influential L.A. group Above The Law, was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Forrest City, Arkansas this past Friday (July 21) after serving 105 weeks on charges of conspiracy to traffic 1,000 pounds of marijuana. Hutchinson, known to fans as Cold 187um or Big Hutch, was originally indicted in July of 2004 and accepted a plea deal on the advice of his attorney. He maintains his innocence to this day. Apart from his group work with Above The Law, Hutchinson also released two solo records and assumed production duties for Death Row Records at the request of then-incarcerated label head Suge Knight. According to the Above The Law’s website, the West Coast veteran has assumed the new moniker “1-Ate Seven” and is expected to focus heavily on his production talents in preparation for the group’s return to the industry. Fellow Above The Law member DJ Total K-OSS was also released from prison earlier this year, following the completion of a sentence for drug possession and child endangerment.

  • Fernando

    Above the Law is ill. hope they can still do it like they used to

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    The nation can finally breathe a sigh of relief.

  • blackman

    His role must have been minor to receive 2 years for 1000 pounds of weed on a conspiracy case.

  • jonjon 23

    Avove The Law was tight with Dre producing. They were raw from the street.

    • mr bobcat

      yeah they were tight with dre s production but even tighter without it. there the inventer s g funk nuff said

  • BigDee

    He probably ratted some 1 out…..conspiracy to traffic can land u at least minumum 10 years mandatory…..especially 1000 lbs….. it’s the same as and is equal to having the stuff on you personal…..and it even says he made a “deal”…..this nigga is a rat

  • http://www.xxlmag.com L.A.’s Finest

    What up Hutch?? Pomona stand-up, can’t wait for some more Above the Law Westcoast classics!!

  • 3_THIRTEEN

    I aint know niggas from the westcoast snitched.

  • BIGNIGGA

    MAN STOP SNITCHING U FUCKIN FAGGET NIGGA MAN NIGGAZ IZ CLOWNZ YO

  • mike G

    Black Superman…

  • SCORPIO1970

    He didn’t snitch you dumbasses. Their case wasn’t strong but his attorney was concerned about the reputation of rappers, especially ones that discuss selling drugs in their lyrics, working against him in that jurisdiction of ARKANSAS. He avoided a trial and took the plea. It didn’t involve snitching on anyone. Learn the law.

  • jon jon–23

    The article clearly said he copped a plea..

  • The Originator

    Who the fuck is big hutch?

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=3223 Yung L

    Just cause he copped a plea doen’t mean he snitched he probably pleaded guilty instead of pleading innocent. People can do thing like this and it’s very smart to. Trust if he snitched him and his old crew would be back together.

  • King Cobbler

    Blackman, Bigdee, and Bignigga’: You have made my ‘you’re a piece of shit’ list. The three of you, respectively are all pieces of shit. I condemm you to be smooshed on the bottom of someones Nikes only to be picked off with a stick like the pieces of shit that you are.

  • King Cobbler

    Also, do not frequent http://www.CafePress.com. Only a homo or a piece of shit would concoct an idea to sell prison shirts off the web(unless of course it was my idea)-but it was’nt- so don’t! What kind of asshole shows up for dinner at Tavern on the Green’s Crystal Room; and enjoys a nice filet mignon while wearing a Rikers Island jumper? A piece of shit- that’s what kind. Don’t do it.

  • san diego

    SO WHAT

  • Rayan

    that nigga is a reall niggs and all of u dum ass’s need keep up with your criminaljustes classes becuse they did not have the charges set on him that is why he is not a snitsh he is a good man so fuck who ever thinks defr

  • PALACIOS

    REAL MUSIC FOR THE REAL NIGGAZ , FUCK THE INDUSTRY

  • whitebread

    respect & shoutouts 2 Big Hutch & the entire ATL-crew from Austria, Europe – finally, they couldn´t take U down! looking forward 2 hear new tunes from U!!! R.I.P. Eazy-E

  • jaydogg

    big shout out to cold 187 and the rest of the ATL crew can’t wait till the new album comes out

  • Jock

    To cop a plea is to bargin yourself, not someone else. You can get your charges dropped down after cop’n a plea bargin. That don’t make you a snitch, you just pled guilty without going to trial. Anybody who do dirt and been in the system would know this. While niggas is focusing on 187 snitching, pay attention to the next “$.50″ you spend with interscope.

  • J-RAB

    COLD 187UM AKA BIG HUTCH..THE SICKEST MOST UNDERATED PRODUCER TO TOUCH HIP HOP- HE WAS AND STILL IS THE SAME CALIBER PRODUCER AS DR DRE….AND A BETTER LYRICIST SINCE HE WRITES HIS OWN RHYMES.
    DROP SOME NEW SICK SHIT HOMIE…LONG LIVE ATL..

  • Eighce

    Better than a Murder Rap

  • Kid Damo

    I Like ATL There Best Song Is “Murder Rap” thats one of my favorites

  • gorillablackal

    above the law is the funkiest group in rap history hands down i was wondering what happened i did not know he was locked up i put my whole are in illinois up on them back in the day till legends. he is better than dr dre to me hands down the funk comes more natural i would love to do some music with em any day 187 get at me at gorillablackatl@yahoo.com

  • http://eazy-ecpt.com eazy-ecpt.com

    Cold187um.com for all the latest.

    Album drop’s AUG 5th

  • Gangster Disciple Nation

    He didn’t Snitch. He’s ABOVE the LAW… Untouchable!