This is definitely not your usual back-and-forth media parry.
After yesterday’s publicly released statement from music industry manager James “Jimmy the Henchman” Rosemond, who responded to being federally indicted on cocaine distribution charges by pointing the finger at the New York Daily News and reporter Chuck Philips, the long-time former LA Times journalist fired back via website AllHipHop.com:
“I had no idea Jimmy Henchman was such a sensitive wee man suffering from so many paranoid delusions. Nor did I realize that Tha (self-proclaimed) Gangsta Manager of Rap was in fact a persecuted civil rights martyr at the center of a government conspiracy. Poor Jimmy. Has anyone seen my tiny violin?”
Rosemond is accused of being involved in the shipment–inside music equipment cases–of cocaine from the west coast to New York City recording studios. In 2008, Philips and the LA Times were forced to retract a falsely sourced Tupac Shakur investigation, a fact Rosemond made mention of in his statement. (Though Jimmy also claimed Philips was fired from the Times, the music journalist in fact initiated and accepted a buyout in the summer of 2008.)