Tru Life Formally Sentenced For Gang Assault, Releases Statement

Former Roc-A-Fella rapper Tru Life is sentenced to eight years in prison as expected, and he also releases a statement expressing his remorse.

Wednesday, Judge Robert Gottsfield formally sentenced former Roc-A-Fella rapper Tru Life and his brother Marcus Rosado to eight and ten-year sentences respectively. In February, Tru Life—born Robert Rosado—and his brother both accepted plea deals in the 2009 stabbing death of Christopher Guerrero.

“Christopher, who was unarmed and defenseless, was attacked,” Jason Ramirez, who was Guerrero’s brother, told the Associated Press. "We believe the system has failed us."

Tru Life and his brother released statements through their lawyers stating Guerrero was not their intended target. According to court documents, Guerrero was an innocent bystander in a nightclub argument that turned violent.

“The Rosados chased Guerrero and Jason Gray into the lobby, where Guerrero was stabbed in the abdomen and Gray suffered a cut that sliced an artery,” reports the AP. “Guerrero and Gray] got outside and collapsed on the ground.”

The now 34-year-old rapper made a name for himself on the mixtape scene, eventually inking a deal as part of Jay-Z’s Roc-La Familia imprint. After Jay-Z’s presidency at Def Jam, Roc-La Familia’s parent label, ended, Tru Life expressed hopes of remaining on Roc-A-Fella. He never released an album with the label.

“Robert is extremely saddened by what happened,” said Tru Life’s lawyer, Alan Abramson, in a released statement. “Mr. Guerrero did not deserve what happened to him.”

16 Comments

  • For Real

    It sucks when someone with so much talent and opportunities in the rap game would go ahead and mess their life up like that...Especially when there are others out there grinding trying to make it...

  • murdock

    I thought he was in for murder or attempted murder so 8 years sounds like he made out.He was always on some super thug shit though so i hope he learned his lesson.Streets are rough though so shit happens.

  • audio tech

    so you doing 10 yrs and u aint even get the right guy? Epic Fail

  • J

    Tru Life is a PUNK! I still laugh when I think about how he came to Chicago trying to talk tough with the crowd and ended up getting bottled and booed off the stage. Him and his cronies needed Security to escort him out the venue. We were there to see Ghostface, not you and your lame henchen chant NY to a CHI audience, GTFOH! They should lock that POS away for much longer than 8yrs.

  • ScrappyRap

    8 years... he need to be jumping for the sky. He already been locked up 2 years or so, so that's bout 6 years. If he stay from getting wrote up that's another year off. 5 years for murkin someone. Can't complain. Prodigy did 3 just for looking at a gun.

  • Anonymous

    niggas gotta pay the cost of tryin to b bosses

  • bballslim42

    His lawyer is on his game, 8 years for murder? Our criminal justice system is fucked.

    • Rob

      I wonder what the plea bargain was.

    • audio tech

      only thing thats 'fucked' is your momma pussy after i put her out on the strip..dont worry after she thru hoeing for me i'll probably let her keep $10 for your milk and corn flakes. cuz im a nice guy.

  • Bob Barker

    Hey hiphopdx. the new layout sucks. and the damn feedback tab sits right in the way of the articles i want to read.

  • CJF

    Good he should've gotten life. Nobody remembers this nigga Dipset what? Oh nevermind bye bye bitch.Keep your butthole tight

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