Posts Tagged ‘jail’

As you may all know or if you may not know, Sly Boogy is locked up and still trying to fight his case that occurred in August 2011.  He lost jury trial and has yet to be sentenced.  He was out on bond for 2 years on home detention with little activity allowed.  Once he lost his jury trial Sly Boogy was taken into custody and his bond was increased to $250,000. He still has a chance to get out and fight his case. I would appreciate and I know he would appreciate support from family, friends, and fans.  He has missed out on 15 months of his son’s life already and his son needs him more than anything right now.  It breaks my heart so much to see the hurt in both of their eyes and the confusion on my sons face when he see’s his daddy behind glass. Not being able to financially support him and help him out as much as I would like has put an extreme amount of stress on me as well. This whole situation has put us in financial hardship due to attorney cost and travel expenses back and forth to court. I have depleted all resources and I am asking for your help.  I want to thank you in advance to those who take the time to read this and also to those who donate to help FREE SLY BOOGY so that he can return home to his family, his friends, and his fans! He has worked on a lot of tracks while being on home detention and I want you all to be able to here his next album that he will be able to put out with all of your help.   Much Love, Mrs. Boogz Feel free to email me at or you can email me also on Sly’s email at

Ms. Lauryn Hill - Consumerism

Consumerism is a track coming out on the eve of Ms. Hill’s release. She wanted to get this music out while she was incarcerated, as it is a product of the space she was in while she was going through some of the challenges she has been faced with recently.

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“Consumerism is part of some material I was trying to finish before I had to come in. We did our best to eek out a mix via verbal and emailed direction, thanks to the crew of surrogate ears on the other side. Letters From Exile is material written from a certain space, in a certain place. I felt the need to discuss the underlying socio-political, cultural paradigm as I saw it. I haven’t been able to watch the news too much recently, so I’m not hip on everything going on. But inspiration of this sort is a kind of news in and of itself, and often times contains an urgency that precedes what happens. I couldn’t imagine it not being relevant. Messages like these I imagine find their audience, or their audience finds them, like water seeking it’s level.”

– Ms. Lauryn Hill

The rapper “Fat Joe” was sentenced to four months in prison on Monday in New Jersey for failing to file federal income taxes.
The singer, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, pleaded guilty in December 2012 after he withheld taxes on over $1 million of income in 2007 and 2008.

On Monday, Cartagena apologized to his family and fans for his criminal behavior before he was sentenced in a federal court in Newark.

U.S. Magistrate Cathy Waldor said she sentenced the defendant based on claim’s by the U.S. government that Cartagena evaded taxes on some $3 million of income between 2007 and 2010. His failure to pay income tax resulted in an estimated $718,038 lost in government tax income.

The artist lives in Miami Beach but he was prosecuted in New Jersey because some of the companies who paid his income were based in Somerville, N.J., which is located about 35 miles southwest of Newark.

The rapper was a platinum-selling artist who topped the Billboard charts with his single, “What’s Luv.”