Brooklyn rapper Casanova was sentenced to over 15 years in prison for racketeering and narcotics! The Roc Nation artist, born Caswell Senior, is best known for his upbeat hip-hop music that explores street life and survival themes.
He has collaborated with artists such as Tory Lanez and Young M.A. to craft songs that appeal to the masses. His hits like “Set Trippin” and “Gripped Up” are both regional smashes, as well as his song with Ice Spice titled “Boys A Liar.
He surrendered to authorities and initially maintained his innocence, first pleading not guilty. However, he later changed his plea to guilty.
Senior admitted to his leadership role in the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Bloods Gang as part of the plea deal. He admitted to narcotics offenses, including trafficking more than 100 kilograms of marijuana. He also said he played a role in a Florida shooting in July of 2020 and a 2018 New York City robbery.
He also confessed to retaliating against rival gang members—the rival members who threatened the Untouchable’s drug dealing or reputation.
Racketeering and Narcotics
Prosecutors recommend that Senior receive a 15 to 20-year sentence for racketeering. In his case, the judge didn’t have to follow that recommendation and went with the minimum of 15 years. The emcee is the 12th member of the Gorilla Stone Nation Gang to be sentenced in this case, with five more still awaiting sentencing.
Before his sentencing, the gangsta MC wrote a letter to the judge asking for leniency. He promised to use his platform to speak out against gang culture and never return to the streets again. The same day he renounced his gang ties, he was slashed at Essex County Correctional Facility. Another inmate named Ulysses Lugo did the deed. This occurred weeks before his federal racketeering and narcotics sentences were handed down.