DMX is slated to remain in jail through his court date in October — the same month when fellow LoHud rapper Lucky Me is expected to be sentenced.
This begs the question: If the Yonkers-raised, Bedford-dwelling Ruff Ryder and the Central Nyack icon met behind bars, would the encounter more likely spawn a triple-platinum collaboration or rap’s best beef since 50 Cent and Ja Rule? Post your predictions below. Hypothetical (and clean) song titles are also welcome.
And while you’re at it, vote in the new poll in the right margin: Who’s the best rapper with ties to the Lower Hudson Valley? We’re starting you off with Diddy (Mount Vernon), DMX, Heavy D (Mount Vernon), Jadakiss (Yonkers), Jay-Z (Scarsdale), Lucky Me and Styles P (Yonkers). Feel free to add your own suggestions as long as they actually exist and at some point lived in the LoHud (Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties).
(Photo of DMX: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano; Photo of Lucky Me: The Journal News/Vincent DiSalvio.)
The Westchester County District Attorney’s office announced today that Yonkers rapper Jadakiss — born Jason Phillips — was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
In October, police reportedly smelled marijuana wafting from a 2006 Toyota Camry that contained Jadakiss and three other men, then recovered a “loaded, stolen .38-caliber hand gun from the vehicle.” Whoops.
Next scheduled to appear in Yonkers City Court on May 3, Jadakiss could face a maximum sentence of seven years in state prison if convicted of the gun charge.
Maybe Jada was tired of another Westchester-based rapper generating all the headlines. Either way, expect his album sales to skyrocket.
(Photo courtesy of the Westchester County District Attorney)