Brownsville-based MC Michael (Rab) Garrett landed his sentence after an associate was busted during a car stop by Pennsylvania state troopers and ratted him out for allegedly taking the crew across state lines to peddle drugs, evidence of which is caught on tape. His attorney says the tape was part of the rapper’s persona.
An aspiring rapper should have left the camera crew in Brooklyn instead of taking them along on a road trip to Pennsylvania to allegedly peddle drugs.
The reality of the show they videotaped is Michael (Rab) Garrett now faces 10 years to life in prison after an associate was busted during a car stop by Pennsylvania state troopers and ratted him out, according to court papers.
Garrett, the reputed leader of a Brownsville-based crew called Together Forever Mafia, had hired the camera crew in January 2012, which later produced a video entitled “The Team Heads out to Binghamton, N.Y. and Scranton, PA.,” followed by footage of two cars leaving Brooklyn, court papers state.
The video, which was seized pursuant to a federal subpoena, next shows a screenshot of a local newspaper article describing the car stop and arrest of its occupants for possession of heroin called “Monster Mash” and marijuana.
Garrett’s reaction to the bust is documented by an image of him gathering up “piles of cash” and speaking to a lawyer on the phone to determine if he is “sure nobody is talking on nobody,” according to the papers.
Garrett’s lawyer James Lisa said his client’s posturing on the tape is part of his rapper persona and nothing more. “If he’s a drug dealer, I’m a kangaroo,” Lisa said, “because he doesn’t even have enough money to pay me.”
Garrett, 38, was ordered held without bail Thursday.
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