Hosea Thomas Found Guilty of Killing Philant Johnson

26 11 2008


Today justice was served.  The man who KILLED Philant Johnson was found guilty today by a Cincinnati jury.  I’m not a fan of anyone serving jail time.  However if you did the crime it is a must that one do the time.  I live by this.  You have to be able to handle the consequences.  Now the situation is FUCKED up.  One brother snitched on another.  Wow….  Then, T.I. got involved on the stand.  And, the alleged “girlfriend” offered a weird ass testimony to try and save Hosea.  However, it didn’t work.

A jury has convicted the man accused of gunning down rapper T.I.’s assistant last May after a show in Cincinnati. Hosea Thomas, 35, was found guilty on all counts – including murder – today (November 26).

Prosecutors alleged that Thomas was the triggerman in the May 3, 2006 shooting, while his brother Padron drove the Jeep that followed two of the rapper’s vans down I-75.

The incident stemmed from an earlier altercation inside of Club Ritz, where Hosea was struck in the head with a bottle.

Hosea Thomas was convicted of firing the shots into T.I.’s van that struck and killed Philant Johnson, who died from a gunshot wound to the left temple.

Three other members of T.I.’s entourage were injured during the exchange, which took place on the interstate.

Hosea Thomas was convicted after a number of people testified he was the shooter, including his own brother Padron, who will receive a lesser sentence for his cooperation.

Thomas faces 20 years to life in prison when he is sentenced December 23.

In related news, T.I. and his Grand Hustle cohorts plan to give back to their Atlanta community through a series of charitable events this Thanksgiving.

Following a press conference, which kicks off at 9:00 am, T.I. and his entourage will help serve food and will also speak encouraging words to the children and parents in attendance.

At 7:00 PM, T.I. will head to Adamsville Recreation Center, where he and members of his Grand Hustle imprint will host a turkey giveaway.

Later, the rapper will head to Turner Field, where he will take part in the Feed The Hungry & Homeless event.

Pt. 1 of The Grand Hustle vs. Shawty Lo Brawl

25 11 2008

Damn, I keep finding footage of this shit!!!!  This shit wild.  I totally blame the Dirty Awards for this.  Why did they let these fools perform this song?!?!?  They asking for problems.  Anywho, Alfamega is a REAL nigga!!!!!

Dirty Awards Brawl Pictures! Alfamega and Big Kuntry

25 11 2008



Pictures say 1,000 words!  That nigga took pepper spray right to the face.  Damn…

Grand Hustle and Shawty Lo Finally Get It Poppin’ @ The Dirty Awards!

25 11 2008


Ok so apparently T.I.’s camp and Shawty Lo’s niggaz got it on @ The Dirty Awards.  Not many details right now.  So I’m going to let AHH do my talking.  


Radio One’s fourth annual Dirty Awards ended abruptly this evening when two separate altercations erupted reportedly between rapper Shawty Lo and members of the Grand Hustle camp tonight (November 24).


An eye witness told AllHipHop.com that the tension between the two crews mounted during Shawty Lo’s performance, which included a diss version of Grand Hustle artist Yung LA’s song “Ain’t I.”


As Lo performed his version with a chorus “Don’t I,” an audience member identified by an eyewitness as Capitol recording artist Alfamega, allegedly threw a chair onto the stage.


At that point, witnesses say another artist signed to the T.I.-helmed label stormed the stage, at which point authorities proceeded to break a fight.


T.I. himself took the stage shortly after the fight to accept an award following, a reported private conversation with Shawty-Lo, in which the Grammy Award-winning rapper/actor allegedly insisted once again, that the two end their long-running beef.


He proceeded to denounce the violence and negativity and assured the Dirty Awards audience that he did not condone the fighting.


Shortly thereafter, however, a second fight broke out as T.I. performed his verse from “Ain’t I,” allegedly substituting some lyrics with verbal jabs at Shawty Lo, with whom he has had an unpleasant relationship throughout the year.


Towards the end of the performance, another member of the Grand Hustle camp allegedly jumped off stage and assaulted a man witnesses said was Shawty Lo’s brother.


Police officers then halted the awards show, using pepper spray to end the fight.


While the Dirty Awards audience was immediately evacuated, witnesses say other altercations may have occurred outside of the event.

T.I. WILL Testify Tommorrow in The Murder Case

20 11 2008



According to AllHipHop T.I. will testify tommorrow in the case again Hosea Thomas, the alleged shooter of his best friend Philant Johnson.  Earlier THE CINCINNATI MONSTER.COM reported that he might or might not but T.I.P will testify in the case against Hosea.  I DEFINITLY think this is apart of his plea agreement.  It just sounds TOO fishy.  With all the “cooperating” that T.I.P. is doing it just doesn’t seem to add up to me.  Of course he could be doing this to put his best friend’s killer behind bars.  But, being with him about to go behind bars himself, it makes me think.  I definitely think that this was somewhere apart of his plea agreement.  

Peep the AHH article:

Grammy Award-winning rapper T.I. is scheduled to appear in a Cincinnati courtroom Friday to offer his testimony against Hosea Thomas, the 34-year-old man accused of killing the rapper’s childhood friend and personal assistant Philant Johnson in 2006.

The Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist will offer his account of the chain of events that led to a car chase and gun battle in which Thomas is accused of firing at two vans carrying T.I.’s entourage along I-75 in Cincinnati in the early morning hours of May 3.


The altercation left Johnson dead at the scene and four others injured.

T.I.’s testimony comes on the third day of witness accounts as the Hamilton County prosecutor’s office presents its case against Thomas.

So far, the jury selected on Monday (November 7), has heard from eyewitnesses, members of T.I.’s entourage and a person who was in the Jeep Cherokee with Thomas on the night in question.


No word on whether that person was the prosecution’s star witness, 40-year-old Padron Thomas, who provided authorities with incriminating evidence against his brother Hosea as part of a plea deal.

In related news, T.I. is reportedly expanding his musical repertoire as well.


Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has revealed that one of his many upcoming projects is a collaboration with the Atlanta rapper.

Sambora did not provide details as to whether the collaboration would be for Bon Jovi’s upcoming greatest hits album, which will feature new material by the rock band.

New T.I. Video-What Up, What’s Happenin Video

12 09 2008


This has to be the greatest music video ever.  Especially, the scenes with TIP sittin’ in front of the BOWEN HOMES sign.  That was a great scene.  Peep the Black on Red Dodge Challenger.  Officially jeleous…But, with the beef bein’ over how does this look??? Lowblow, personally I dont think so.  Great  Video.

T.I. Album Cover For Paper Trail

15 07 2008


I’m really feeling the creativity in Hip-Hop.  I’m feeling T.I.’s idea on this album cover.  He’s making this album so personal and rich, it’s going to be hard not to accept it.  The whole idea behind the album cover, I’m a fan of and the music is banging too, especially WHAT UP!  Say what you want about me diggin T.I. right now.  Son is on his grind!!!!


Here’s the news!!!


T.I. is going avant-garde on his new LP, Paper Trail — and that’s not just in regard to the music we’ll hear. Tip revealed the cover of the September 9 release to MTV News on Monday (July 14). It features a conceptual drawing of the potent MC made of scraps of paper.

“We didn’t want to just do a typical cover, especially for my sixth album,” T.I. told us via e-mail. “I wanted to try something a little more different. The illustration for Paper Trail pays an obvious homage to my rekindled affinity for writing my lyrics down as well as displays my commitment to keep my art slanted towards the abstract.”

Several days ago, Tip’s camp released a two-fisted dose of his music: the street record “What Up” and his next single, “Swing Your Rag.” The latter was produced by Swizz Beatz, and Drumma Boy (Young Jeezy and Kanye West’s “Put On,” Rocko’s “Umma Do Me”) supplied the beat for “What Up.”

“Tip is just spitting about what he stands for, how he feels,” Drumma said about his collaboration. “He’s saying, ‘What up? Everybody is talking. What up to all my haters.’ We’re just giving the customer what they want. Accomplishing our mission.”