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James Rosemond Indicted: Hip-Hop Mogul Faces Murder-for-Hire Charge

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NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop mogul James Rosemond has been indicted in New York on a murder-for-hire charge.

Prosecutors brought the revised indictment Friday accusing Rosemond of ordering others to kill a man in the Bronx in 2009 as payback for an assault on his 14-year-old son.

The 47-year-old chief executive of New York-based Czar Entertainment is already imprisoned. He was recently convicted in federal court in Brooklyn on drug trafficking charges.

Rosemond’s lawyer did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

He is behind such hits as Salt-N-Pepa‘s “Shoop.”

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