Philly rap star AR-AB who was signed to Birdman and Cash Money records has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for running a major drug ring and order a number of murders. A federal judge sentenced the 38-year-old rapper — whose legal name is Abdul West — to 45 years in prison, a staggering sentence for the tough-talking kingpin convicted in 2019 of turning the record label he founded, Original Block Hustlaz (OBH), into a large-scale North Philadelphia drug-trafficking organization implicated in at least one murder.
But while prosecutors alleged West had ordered the 2017 slaying of a drug-world rival, they did not charge him with that crime, and U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson repeatedly stressed Thursday that it wasn’t a consideration in his sentence. The FED’s who arrested AR-AB revealed that they used his VLAD TV interview to arrest and charge him. Stay tuned for more updates.