Rap singer Dasean Cooper, a member of Da Lench Mob, was sentenced to 29 years to life Friday for the 1993 murder of his girlfriend’s male roommate.
The sentencing of Cooper - a rapper and lyricist whose group rose to fame as proteges of superstar rapper Ice Cube - was the harshest punishment yet in the long string of entanglements between rap artists and the law.
A jury last year convicted Cooper, 26, known to the rap world as J-Dee, of the murder of Scott “Pearl” Charles, 23.
Charles - one of two men who lived in the same house with the rapper’s girlfriend - allegedly told the girlfriend that Cooper was dating other women.
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