Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond has been implicated as the main figure who ordered the shooting of Tupac Shakur in a Manhattan recording studio on the night of November 30, 1994. The shooting was carried out by Dexter Isaac, an inmate currently serving life in prison.
Isaac confessed to Allhiphop.com that he was the person who shot Tupac Shakur and robbed him of jewelry and money because it was ordered by Rosemond.
Rosemond, a Haitian born, New York-raised, businessman has been an elite figure in hip-hop for the last 15 years. He’s the founder of Czar Entertainment, a management company that represented musicians like Akon, the Game and Sean Kingston to name a few.
But what you don’t know about Rosemond just might scare you. From his days rolling with the real 50 Cent, to his dealings with Haitian gangsters, we take a look at the real Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond.
As a youth, Jimmy spent time at New York’s notorious Riker’s Island. One of his fellow inmates was a Fort Greene, NY stick-up kid named Kelvin Martin aka 50 Cent. Click to the 5 minute mark and watch Jimmy’s encounter with 50 Cent.
Enter Haitian Jack:
A close friend of Jimmy was a man by the name of Haitian Jack, a reputed gangster that robbed drug dealers and who coincidentally, was a close associate of Tupac Shakur. Pac claimed snitched Haitian Jack snitched on him in the song “Against All Odds.”
In the early 2000s Jimmy started Czar Entertainment, his motto, “To take raw talent and clean it up and introduce them to the world.” His most noteable clients included Compton rapper and former G-Unit associate The Game, Akon and Jamaican pop star Sean Kingston.
As The Game’s relationship started to dissolve with G-Unit, Tony Yayo took it upon himself to rough up Jimmy’s, (at the time) 14-year-old son, James Rosemond Jr., pictured above.
It was revealed that during the 1990s Jimmy Rosemond had given information at least three times to state and federal law enforcement officials on diffrent cases. Click here to view the court documents.
In May of 2011, a Federal arrest warrant was issued for Jimmy Rosemond. The warrant was issued after he was indicted for alleged involvement in cocaine distribution and he has yet to be located.
With the new allegations surfacing that Jimmy had a hand in the Tupac shooting, his lawyer spoke out: “It’s a flat out lie,” Rosemond’s lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman told the Daily News. “Dexter Isaac is not claiming this 17 years later to clear his conscience. He’s doing it because he’s told anybody who will listen he doesn’t want to die in prison. He has kids and wants to work off his sentence. He can’t be trusted.”
On The Run:
A law enforcement official confirmed that a fugitive warrant is out for Rosemond. Currently no one knows the whereabouts of Rosemond.
His lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman said, “Although a federal prosecutor has told me that there is an arrest warrant out, they have refused to provide me with the warrant or a copy of the charges.”