Jimmy Henchman Hired Shooter to 2Pac in 1994

A convicted murderer, long suspected of involvement in the 1994 Quad Studios shooting of Tupac Shakur, has finally admitted to committing the crime, and has accused Game’s manager, Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond – founder of Czar Entertainment – of masterminding the botched robbery, which left the legendary rapper shot five times.

Who is Jimmy Henchman?

Jimmy Henchman was born James J. Rosemond often known as Jimmy Henchman on February 5, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents Constantine and Andrea Frazier Rosemond’s two-parent home also included James’ brothers Mario, Kesner and Lionel and his sister Nadge.

‘Henchman’ is referred to as Booker.

He was the CEO of Czar Entertainment, when it managed The Game, Sean Kingston, Brandy, Gucci Mane, Salt-n-Pepa and Akon.

Rosemond’s criminal career began at the age of 16 when he was arrested for bike theft. That arrest resulted in his incarceration at Riker’s Island in the C-74 juvenile detention center where he would meet other future career criminals such as Kelvin “50 Cent” Martin. While incarcerated together, Rosemond was known by the nickname “Ace” and Martin was given the name “Little Bastard”. Years later, after Martin’s death, Rosemond would pay for a $9,000 red granite monument to adorn the grave of his former fellow inmate. Less than two years later, Rosemond was charged with criminal possession of a firearm and three months after that arrest he was again charged with a weapons violation. This time, at 18 years old, he was also charged with robbery in the first degree as well as second degree murder. A year later, Rosemond earned his third charge for criminal possession of a firearm.

In June 2012, Rosemond was charged with four crimes in connection with the death of G-Unit affiliate Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher, including murder-for-hire and conspiracy to commit murder. Rosemond is alleged to have arranged a murder as payback for the alleged assault on his son by G-Unit member Tony Yayo. The trial began on February 10, 2014 in a New York federal court. More than 35 witnesses testified at the trial. Closing arguments finished on March 4, 2014. The jury deliberations resulted in a hung jury on the four counts for both Rosemond and co-defendant Johnson. Rosemond came before a jury again in December 2014 and on December 11 the jury found him guilty on all charges for the murder of Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher.

On March 23, 2015, Rosemond was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years by Judge Colleen McMahon in his murder-for-hire case.

On November 28. 2017, a Manhattan federal jury convicted Rosemond, who once repped stars like S​​ean Kingston and Mike Tyson, on four counts of murder-for-hire, each of which carries a life sentence.

Dexter Isaac

I want to apologize to his [Tupac’s] family and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Rosemond],” Dexter Isaac told AllHipHop.com on the eve of Tupac’s 40th birthday.

In an explosive confession dedicated to his former friend, whom he helped to launch entertainment company Henchmen Entertainment in 1989, Isaac explained that he has “stayed silent in prison for the past 13 years, doing a life sentence like a real soldier should,” but that he is “tired of listening to your [Rosemond’s] lies.”

In 1994, James Rosemond hired me to rob 2Pac Shakur at the Quad Studio,” said Isaac, who is currently housed in Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Metropolitan Detention Center. “He gave me $2,500, plus all the jewelry I took, except for one ring, which he wanted for himself. It was the biggest of the two diamond rings that we took. He said he wanted to put the stone in a new setting for his girlfriend at the time, Cynthia Ried. I still have as proof the chain that we took that night in the robbery.”

Here’s Isaac’s full statement

Dexter Isaac

My name is Dexter Isaac. On Monday, May 23, 2011, James Rosemond released a statement in which he named myself and another individual, a Mr. Winston Harris (who I do not know), as government informants. I would like to clear the record on that statement: I have never been a rat for anybody and I do not have any deals nor was I made any promises by any government agency for information on Mr. Rosemond.

Mr. Rosemond has crucified good reporters like Chuck Philips, at the LA Times, and Alison Gendar, at the Daily News, for telling the truth about him and his activities. He claims they had no proof that he was a rat for the government, which is an outright lie, because Mr. Rosemond, you signed a proffer agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s office in New York on 10-20-1998. Mr. Rosemond, I have copies of your presentence report from North Carolina dated 1-13-1997 and other documents about you working with the government sending people you befriended to prison so you can maintain your own freedom. I have met with individuals on whom Mr. Rosemond has told.

Jimmy, I say to you: I have kept your secrets for years. You have never been arrested because of me, or anyone of our friends because of me. How dare you call me an informant! I have stayed silent in prison for the past 13 years, doing a life sentence like a real soldier should, when you and everybody have turned your backs on me. I have never gotten any help nor asked for any help from you or anyone since being locked up.

As a matter of fact, when I was first notified a couple years ago that the feds and Chuck Philips were investigating you, I wrote you and sent you everything they sent me. I kept it real with you because that’s what real G’s do. Anyway, that was before I found out that you were, in fact, already a turncoat rat for the government. Mr. Rosemond, if I was an informant like you, I would’ve been home years ago with my family, not doing life in prison.

Now I would like to clear up a few things, because the statute of limitations is over, and no one can be charged, and I’m just plain tired of listening to your lies.

In 1994, James Rosemond hired me to rob 2Pac Shakur at the Quad Studio. He gave me $2,500, plus all the jewelry I took, except for one ring, which he wanted for himself. It was the biggest of the two diamond rings that we took. He said he wanted to put the stone in a new setting for his girlfriend at the time, Cynthia Ried. I still have as proof the chain that we took that night in the robbery.

Now I’m not going to talk about my friend Biggie’s death or 2Pac’s death, but I would like to give their mothers some closure. It’s about time that some one did, and I will do so at a different time. Jimmy, you and Puffy like to come off all innocent-like, but as the saying goes: You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.

Mr. Rosemond, I ask you: Are you going to flip on Puffy when the feds get you? To save yourself like you have done in the past? Because that’s what a rat does. So in closing, we shall see who the rat is, in the near future.

If anyone has any questions regarding these statement or just want to be a friend to a real Soldier fighting for his freedom in prison feel free to write me at:

Dexter Isaac – #49733-053

MDC Brooklyn

PO Box 329002

Brooklyn, NY 11232


While Tupac survived the shooting, which took place on November 30, 1994, in Manhattan’s Quad Recording Studios, and left him shot twice in the head, the incident directly instigated the deadly East Coast-West Cost rap feud, which resulted in the shooting deaths of both Tupac and his East Coast rival Biggie Smalls.

Isaac’s shocking statement goes on to hint at future revelations regarding the fallen rappers, even drawing Bad Boy honcho-turned-entertainment mogul Diddy into the fray, claiming that Rosemond will “flip” on Biggie’s former cohort for his involvement in the shootings.

“Now I’m not going to talk about my friend Biggie’s death or 2Pac’s death, but I would like to give their mothers some closure. It’s about time that some one did, and I will do so at a different time,” Isaac continued ominously. “Jimmy, you and Puffy like to come off all innocent-like, but as the saying goes: You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time. Mr. Rosemond, I ask you: Are you going to flip on Puffy when the feds get you? To save yourself like you have done in the past?”

Rosemond, who manages rapper Game, singer Sean Kingston and Mike Tyson, among others, is currently still on the lam, facing federal cocaine conspiracy charges, and has been accused of being a government informant by the New York Daily News, 50 Cent and others.

In this phone interview with VladTV, Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond speaks to Vlad about allegations that connect him to 2Pac’s Las Vegas death. He calls the story, put forward by Dexter Isaac, “total nonsense.” “He tells this magical story that I wanted a ring for my fiancee…the only person that can believe such a story is the prosecutor who was trying to make something out of nothing,” he says.

Isaac is currently serving life in prison for the robbery and murder of a Brooklyn taxi-cab driver.

In the song “Against All Odds “  Makaveli: The Don Killuminati Tupac implicates Jimmy Henchman and Haitian Jack in his shooting at Quad. He rhymes:

I heard he was light skinned, stocky with a Haitian accent
Jewelery, fast cars and he’s known for flashing (What’s his name???)
Listen while I take you back (NIGGA SAY HIS NAME!) and lace this rap
A real live tale about a snitch named Haitian Jack
Knew he was workin for the feds, same crime, different trials
Nigga, picture what he said, and did I mention
Promised a payback, Jimmy Henchman, in due time
I know you bitch niggas is listenin, The World Is Mine
Set me up, wet me up, niggas stuck me up
Heard the guns bust but you tricks never shut me up
Touch one of mine on everything I own
I’ll destroy everything you touch, play the game nigga
All out warfare, eye for eye
Last words to a bitch nigga, “WHY YOU LIE?!?”
Now you gotta watch your back, now watch your front
Here we come, gunshots too Tutt, now you stuck
Fuck the rap game, nigga this M-O-B
So believe me we enemies, I go against all odds

On August 15, 1995, Tupac wrote this letter to Desiree Smith from the prison.

Letter To Desiree Smith (August 15, 1995)- Tupac’s Handwritten Letter

Autograph letter signed (“2PAC”), 1 p, Dannemora, New York, postmarked August 15, 1995, to Desiree Smith. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope, also in Tupac’s hand. Tupac writes to Desiree that he is divorcing his wife Keisha: “This time it’s final … I’m / not depressed I’m happy almost. The jealousy / and immaturity was too much.” Their divorce would not be finalized until the following year.

Tupac ends the letter, “Be / Careful!!! / The Walking Dead / Jack Agnant R.I.P. / Tut R.I.P. / Jimmy Ace R.I.P.” In this list, Tupac names the people he felt were behind the shooting at Quad Studios, “Haitian Jack” Agnant, Walter “King Tut” Johnson, and James “Jimmy Ace” Rosemond. Tupac later publicized these beliefs in his song “Against All Odds” on his posthumous album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory.

Vibe: Can you take us back to that night at Quad Recording Studios in Times Square?

Tupac: The night of the shooting? Sure. Ron G. is a DJ out here in New York. He’s, like, “Pac, I want you to come to my house and lay this rap down for my tapes.” I said, “All right, I’ll come for free.” So I went to his house-me, Stretch, and a couple other homeboys. After I laid the song, I got a page from this guy Booker (Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond (also known then as “Booker”), telling me he wanted me to rap on Little Shawn’s record. Now, this guy I was going to charge, because I could see that they was just using me, so I said, “All right, you give me seven G’s and I’ll do the song.” He said, “I’ve got the money. Come.” I stopped off to get some weed, and he paged me again. “Where you at? Why you ain’t coming?” I’m, like, “I’m coming, man, hold on.”

Did you know this guy?

Tupac: I met him through some rough characters I knew. He was trying to get legitimate and all that, so I thought I was doing him a favor. But when I called him back for directions, he was, like, “I don’t have the money.” I said, “If you don’t have the money, I’m not coming.” He hung up the phone, then called me back: “I’m going to call [Uptown Entertainment CEO] Andre Harrell and make sure you get the money, but I’m going to give you the money out of my pocket.” So I said, “All right, I’m on my way.” As we’re walking up to the building, somebody screamed from up the top of the studio. It was Little Caesar, Biggie’s [the Notorious B.I.G.] sideman. That’s my homeboy. As soon as I saw him, all my concerns about the situation were relaxed.

So you’re saying that going into it…I felt nervous because this guy knew somebody I had major beef with. I didn’t want to tell the police, but I can tell the world. Nigel (Haitian Jack) had introduced me to Booker (Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond). Everybody knew I was short on money. All my shows were getting canceled. All my money from my records was going to lawyers; all the movie money was going to my family. So I was doing this type of stuff, rapping for guys and getting paid.


On November 28. 2017, a Manhattan federal jury convicted Rosemond, who once repped stars like S​​ean Kingston and Mike Tyson, on four counts of murder-for-hire, each of which carries a life sentence.

Former entertainment manager James “​Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond has been found guilty for a second time of hiring a hitman to kill a pal of rapper 50 Cent.

50 Cent: King Tut Wrote Me And Said Jimmy Henchman Paid Someone To Rob 2pac in 1994.

Rosemond, the founder of talent management company Czar ​E​ntertainment, was already serving two life sentences tied to separate drug and gun convictions, so a not guilty verdict would not have freed him from life in prison.

Still, he has long maintained that he never intended to kill Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher in 2009, and that he only hired men to shoot at Fletcher for his role in roughing up Rosemond’s 14-year-old son amid a long-running feud between 50 Cent’s G-Unit and a rapper Rosemond represented.

50Cent: “Jimmy Henchman Will Pay Now Or Later For Setting Up 2Pac”