Jimmy Rosemond, the hip-hop mogul who was arrested in 2011 and convicted last year for his involvement in a multi-million dollar cocaine ring, was sentenced to life in prison in Brooklyn Federal Court yesterday. Rosemond, who used to manage artists like The Game and Sean Kingston, faces a separate murder charge as well; investigators also believe he may have instigated the infamous '90s bicoastal rap war that led to Tupac Shakur's 1994 murder.

Rosemond was found guilty last year of overseeing a major bicoastal drug ring that moved kilos of cocaine and millions of dollars across the country. "This was astonishing in its breadth and duration and intensity,” Judge John Gleeson, who presided over his case, said. “You chose that life and this is the punishment you get.” Prosecutors accused Rosemond of using his music mogul status as a cover for the profitable ring, which helped him live a life of luxury that included several penthouse apartments, fancy cars and a multi-thousand dollar sound system. "In reality, his image as a music impresario was a cover for the real Jimmy Rosemond—a thug in a suit," Loretta E. Lynch, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in a statement yesterday.

And though Rosemond is set to live out the rest of his days behind bars, he soon faces a separate murder charge; prosecutors believe he ordered a hit on one of rapper 50 Cent's henchmen back in 2009. He has also long since been suspected of sparking the '90s hip hop war that eventually led to Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.'s deaths; Dexter Isaac, who in 2011 confessed to non-fatally shooting Tupac at a Manhattan studio in November, 1994, says Rosemond paid him to rob the rapper that day. Tupac later accused several other rappers, including the Notorious B.I.G., of setting him up. Both Tupac and Biggie were fatally shot later on.