We hear this guy trying to a good Samaritan and all that. But this is just shameful.
A hapless, Harlem-born rapper who inadvertently confessed to a 17-year-old murder is featured on a single — prompting record-company officials yesterday to promise to donate a portion of the sales to the family of the victim or an anti-violence charity.
G-Dep, whose real name is Trevell Coleman, rapped along with veteran Chi King on the single “On My Way,” to be released Jan. 25, said Detroit’s Protekted Records boss Jon Gornbein.
Last week, Coleman suddenly confessed to shooting 32-year-old John Henkel of Queens in 1993 — telling The Post in a shocking jailhouse interview that he did so not knowing that Henkel had died in the attack.
Brooklyn-born Chi King, whose name is Julio Torres, “asked if I had seen the front page of The Post,” Gornbein said yesterday. “The whole thing is eerie.
“I’ve never met or had any contact with G-Dep, but Chi told me that he was very nice, very humble — but there was like a dark cloud over his head,” Gornbein said.
Now, “part of the proceeds [of the single] will go to the victim’s family — and if we can’t find them, we’ll make a donation in his honor to an appropriate charity that is against guns and violence,” Gornbein said.
Seriously? Who is checking for Chi King? He should have offered all proceeds, which would probably come out to roughly $500. SMH.