With Bobby Shmurda and his GS9 associates embroiled in a grim legal battle, several different public figures have spoken out about the young New Yorker and his tribulations. Now it seems those voices are coming from behind bars themselves.

In an interview with AllHipHop, former artist manager Jimmy Henchman said that the charges against Shmurda (and NYPD handling thereof) are evidence that "[rap] culture is under attack." “With everything happening with Bobby Shmurda there’s a need for a rap expert on deck," he said, adding "If they can use 50’s lyrics against me as an executive to prove murder, then we all in trouble.”

Earlier in December, Henchman (real named James Rosemond) was convicted of masterminding the murder-for-hire plot that killed G-Unit associate Lodi Mack in 2009. He was already serving a life sentence from a 2013 conviction on drug trafficking and weapons charges.

[AllHipHop]

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