Raised: St. Albans, Queens; Harlem, New York, U.S.
Ringleading criminal, former music executive and talent manager. Managed acts under Rosemond include Groove Theory, The Game (2) and Guerilla Black.
James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond was born on February 5, 1965 in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in Harlem at a tender age, before migrating to St. Albans in Queens.
He co-founded Henchmen Entertainment in 1993 with his brother, Mario Rosemond, where he managed the duo, Groove Theory, whose 1995 single, "Tell Me", became a platinum-selling radio hit. On November 30, 1994, he was the man who orchestrated the infamous Quad Studio robbery and shooting on entertainer Tupac Shakur, who was shot five times and blamed responsibility on Bad Boy Records, a label run by Sean Combs, a close friend to Rosemond, causing the East Coast/West Coast hip-hop feud to escalate.
In 2002, he created Czar Entertainment with acts including The Game and Guerilla Black. While The Game's relationship with Rosemond would last long, the two were caught up in a feud with 50 Cent and G-Unit.
The G-Unit feud resulted in rapper Tony Yayo smacking and assaulting Rosemond's son in 2006, causing Rosemond to respond by killing G-Unit A&R executive Lowell "Lodi Mack" Fletcher almost three years later and two weeks following Fletcher's release from prison for pistol-whipping Rosemond's son.
In 2009, Rosemond was arrested on federal drug and murder charges, including the Lodi Mack slaying. In June 2012, he was convicted of organized crime and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Then, in March 2015, he was found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery (Tupac) and murder-for-hire (Lodi Mack) and was later given an additional life sentence plus 20 years.