Lupe Fiasco’s Business Partner Sentenced to 44 Years in Drug Case

lupe-1.jpgCharles Patton, a longtime associate of Lupe Fiasco and partner in his label 1st and 15th Records, was sentenced to 44 years in prison on drug conspiracy charges. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Judge Dennis Porter handed down the unusually stiff sentence last month in a Cook County courtroom. Patton and his wife Inita were charged in 2003 with running a drug enterprise after investigators found six kilograms of cocaine in a storage locker they owned. Although Lupe testified earlier this year about suspicious phone conversations he had with Patton, prosecutors did not attempt to draw a link between the rapper and the illegal activity. During one of the conversations, the Grammy nominee and Patton are heard discussing splitting up “whole yellow” and “whole red” ones. Fiasco testified that they were referring to the mixing of music tracks and denied any involvement in drugs. Several music industry executives are said to have written the court on Patton’s behalf, including Craig Kallman, chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records. “Mr. Patton has played a crucial role in the development of Lupe’s career,” Kallman wrote.”Through his invaluable knowledge, advice, and guidance, Lupe has developed into one of the most refreshing artists in hip-hop music.”

  • jburg

    thats a long time with no pussy.

  • chuckg09

    got that right jburg

  • tony starks

    lupe is sick. true hip hop artist maybe third rate artist (lil’ wayne, chingy, lil’ bow wow ect) could take note or hide away in shame.

  • ga_finest08

    Yall better stop playing wit these judges and prosecutors, the bitches won’t let u out till yo grandkids have kids.

  • Beav

    got damn, thats all i can say, is got damn

  • http://www.myfreepaysite.com EReal

    Dont drop the soap!!!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sin Piffcaso

    damn shame, Chilly can’t catch a break! FNF Staff, hold ya’ll heads and keep da ball movin Lupe and Gemini is on da right track, drop them Bishop G and Shayla G albums too!

    5000

  • Rodjilius

    dam!!! he better be workin on his escape plans by the time he gets out we’ll be in flyin cars

  • Definition

    wow.

    lupe got off huh? mixing tracks? ahahah yea right.

  • maxamill

    HE COULD DROP THE SOAP HE JUST BET NOT BEND OVER 2 GET IT,FUCK IT SOON AS IT SLIP OUT JUST CALL IT A DAY AND WALK UP OUT THAT BITCH CLEAN OR NOT CAUSE 44 YEARS LOCKED UP HE WILL DROP THAT BAD BOY A FEW TIMES

  • http://www.myglobaloutlet.com Severe

    mixing tracks… lol. that some funny shit.

  • agee

    44 years……44 years.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sin Piffcaso

    lmaooo@mixing tracks.

    i can say though there is a color scale for tracks, which off hand are red, blue, white, and yellow defined by a sound measurement of some sort.

    maybe i’m not that good into self-engineering cause i dont know what all dat shit means. But its possible that they were actually just discussing a mixdown.

  • http://www.thejustusleague.com Brian Berger

    Maybe Jay can talk about it in his “44 Fours” remix.

  • fireforreal

    Damn that’s a long time. I hope other industry up and comers leave the street shit for the streets if you want to be in the music biz you already learned with the murder ince shit if your black and making good money they already gonna be watching you so make sure your shit is clean if you in a legitimate bizness.

  • FnF Up Homie

    who he kiding we know that skate shit is a front lupe was pushing with him ….i would if i had a good connect….. lol but hey you got to wash your cash some way right lol

  • cali neon green

    BOOTY HOUSE!

  • igot5onadub

    6 keys??? there aint no way his homie for 15 years is holdin 6 keys and you not know bout it…

  • i’ll shit bag u

    stupid ass nigga deserve dat time!!! he was gettin dat legal money so he should’ve let dat drug game alone!!!

  • http://xxlmag traebiz

    Male rape is not funny. But i’ll take a couple purple tracks and some green for now. LMAO

  • body snatcha killa!!

    damn what a idiot!

  • yo

    traebiz Says:

    June 4th, 2007 at 6:57 pm
    Male rape is not funny. But i’ll take a couple purple tracks and some green for now. LMAO

    since wen is female rape funny homey?

  • REESE

    DAMN.

    44 YEARS.

    PROBABLY NO PERROLE.

    I DIDDN’T KNOW LUPE WAS ROLLIN’ WITH DUDES LIKE THAT.

    LOL THE DUDE YOU’D LEAST EXPECT ON THE PHONE TALKIN’ ABOUT “YELLOW AND RED TOP’S”.

    STILL WAITING FOR THE NEXT ALBUM THOUGH.

    THAT “FOOD AND LIQUOR” WAS BANNANAS!

    NOT TO MENTION THE FERINHIEHT 1/15 MIXAPE TRILLOGY……LOL.

    BANNANAS.

  • maneazzy!!

    yall dumb nigga don’t know shit hold ya head in there chill(1 of the most thurro dudes i ever met) gay ass judge!

  • NiLeS

    44yrs? no girls.. no cars…. no money.. no liquor… man gimme the needle.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Streets is Watchin

    kick push kick push COKE what you know bout me you think i’m skateboardin when i’m movin them keys

  • KCG

    Lupe’s an Undercover gangsta. Jus’ playin. it’s messed up how his boy gets 44 years and rapists only get 7. Lupe’s next album should be dope doe.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com KCG

    LUPE’S AN UNDERCOVER GANGSTA. JUS PLAYIN. IT’S PISSED HOW HIS BOY GETS 44 YRS AND RAPISTS ONLY GET 7. LUPE’S NEW ALBUM SHOULD BE DOPE DOE.

  • traebiz

    yo Says:
    since wen is female rape funny homey?

    Okay, No where in my statement did i say female rape is funny. This article is not about a woman going to prison. Someone made a statement earlier about dropping the soap, didn’t think it was funny at all.Reading IS fundamental “yo”

  • J-KING

    LOL yall dont know Lupe the way yall think yall do lol. If you take a good look at the man and I mean a real good look you can tell Lupe aint as clean cut as he acks. But thats enough about that and you aint heard nothin from me LOL. Yall be easy

  • http://www.yahoo.com WhatTheFuck

    Lupe a Brotha Mouzone ass nigga frontin like he righteous

    • Jack Tripper

      Lupe a Brotha Mouzone ass nigga frontin like he righteous
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      FTFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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