Drill rappers Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.
Prosecutors say Sheff G offered money and jewelry in exchange for “acts of violence.” These acts include murder. Prosecutors presented video, and evidence, including surveillance. They also obtained text messages and searched his property. Prosecutors claim Sleepy Hallow was present for some of these criminal activities.
“This alliance waged war against their mutual enemies,” Brooklyn district attorney, Eric Gonzalez, said at a news conference: “Sheff G used a lot of money that he earned to help facilitate further gang activity.”
“With such a large following, individuals are looking to impress them,” said Jason Savino, the head of the Police Department’s Gun Violence Suppression Division. “They were idolized by so many and feared by so many more.”
“Sheff G is not a wannabe drill rapper. He is a legitimate person who made it good. He has gold records, he’s made a lot of money. He rented a very large house, some may call it a mansion, in Short Hills, N.J.,” Gonzalez said. “Instead of using his fame and fortune for the betterment of himself and his family and those close to him, we allege that he used his fame and fortune to elevate gang violence in Brooklyn.”