UPDATE: I’ve added some more information to the post.
Local rap star Big Flock was sentenced to federal prison this past week, for charges dating back to October of 2016, after he was arrested in a joint police and ATF raid of his Prince George’s County Home. Flock plead guilty to possession of a firearm as a felon and possession intent to distribute Alprazolam (Xanax) in December.
Since then, his management has asked people to write letters to the court in hopes of a lesser sentence. Flock, born Charles Bowman-Bey also penned his own open letter to fans, and family, explaining his situation and cautioning those traveling on a similar path in “the streets.”
Early this week, the Department of Justice announced that he will serve 45 months in Federal prison for those charges. Rod J. Rosenstein, the United States Attorney for the District court of Maryland, mentioned Flock’s letter in the release about the sentencing; “Charles Bowman-Bey realized too late that ‘the streets don’t love anybody,’ as he wrote in his letter to the world, apologizing for his life of crime and his music videos glorifying drug dealing and gang violence…His letter should be required reading for young drug dealers.”
While Flock may be away from some time, you can still support him if you like. I’ve embedded the Spotify stream of his new single above. “They Won’t Believe You” was recorded before Flock’s arrest and features fellow Maryland artist Rico Nasty. The song is available on Apple Music/iTunes as well.
Also, for those interested, Mr. Rosenstein is Donald Trump’s pick for assistant Attorney General, under Jeff Sessions, with a vote pending. He has served in his position as US attorney for Maryland since 2005.