Former Bad Boy MC G. Dep, born Trevell Coleman, was one of the rising stars of hip-hop. Signed to Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records label in the late 1990s and early 2000s, admitted this week to fatally shooting a man nearly 20 years ago. The New York Post reports that on December 15, 2010, the 36-year-old rapper, born Trevell Coleman, walked into the 25th precinct in Harlem and confessed to killing a man way back in 1993.
The former rapper states “I shot and killed someone 17 years ago,” he reportedly told an officer at the precinct. According to the Post report, Dep told police that he was riding a bike when he approached his victim, 32-year-old John Henkel, on Park Avenue and East 114th street near the James Weldon Johnson housing projects. Dep, just 18 years old at the time, was planning to rob Henkel, but when he resisted, shot him three times in the chest with a .40-caliber hand gun. He then fled from the crime scene and threw the gun into the East River. Henkel was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s hospital.
G. Dep was charged with murder for the 1993 shooting, and is being held without bail. A police source, in an attempt to explain why Dep would suddenly confess to the crime, said “It was just eating away at him.” “My client is presumed innocent, and the case is going to grand jury,” said G-Dep’s lawyer, Michael Alperstein.
His short career and long history with the law is as follows:
The rapper we know as G-Dep came to hip-hop’s attention in 1998 with a guest appearance on “The Mall,” from Gang Starr’s Moment of Truth LP. He signed to Diddy’s Bad Boy Records the same year, and released his debut LP, Child of the Ghetto, in 2001. Despite two well-regarded singles, “Let’s Get It” and “Special Delivery,” the album was heavily bootlegged and failed to move many units. He later split with Bad Boy Records and in 2004 dropped a mix tape, The Deputy: The Sheriff Is Back in Town Volume 1. But since 2003, he’s racked up 25 arrests for crimes ranging from drugs to burglary to grand larceny.
Everyone in the hip hop community lets pray for G-Dep he is going to need it because it could have never been me… NO WAY! Innocent until proven other wise…….
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