Rapper Twisted Black Sentenced To Life In Prison


Texas rapper Twisted Black has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. The rapper (real name: Tommy Burns) was on trial Monday (November 27), where government witness Courtney Iglehart testified how he had met Burns at a Texan recording studio and paid him $4,500 in February 2005 for a quarter of a kilogram of powder cocaine.

In July 2006, Twisted Black was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in Midland, Texas, shortly after signing a deal with New York based independent record label TVT Records.

According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, a witness testified that both Twisted Black and aspiring rapper Zeteral “Zet” Perkins were dealing up to a kilo of cocaine every three weeks over the course of 2005.

He was sentenced to life, while Zet was sentenced to 22 years back in February.

Twisted Black began his rap career in 1991 as a member of the Forth Worth group, One Gud Cide. In 1995, the group released Look What The Streets Made, which led to a deal with Tony Draper’s Suave House Records.

As the group prepared their debut, Contradictions, Twisted Black was sentenced to three years in prison. In 1998 he suffered another setback, when he was shot in the face.

But despite the setbacks, the rapper didn’t give up hope of a career in music. He released Late Bloomer, which led to his deal with TVT Records in July 2006, shortly before he was arrested on the cocaine charges.

Twisted Black’s untitled TVT debut is slated to hit stores in 2007.


13 comments on “Rapper Twisted Black Sentenced To Life In Prison

  1. We gotta be smarter about the choices that we make. I don’t think the punishment fits the crime (especially if he doesn’t have priors of the same or greater magnitude) but the law is in place…Hold your head Black!

  2. no comment, that shit aint right

  3. That’s nuts life and 22 years???? How is it possible that murderers get less time??

  4. It’s always possible with people of color and freedom of think…

  5. Black is the homey from “Funkytown” Stay up. Niggas need to Stop Snitchin

  6. This was a railroad. There is always fear when a leader emerge… Funky Town stand up… you will not stop the movement….

  7. i heard different. 30 years. might as well be life though.

  8. We dont have to sell dimes. We are dimes read study write rhymes. Be real, if you got a target on ya back,double ya efforts for no trouble.

  9. free my lil cuzy.modlin day slavery,he say shit.keep ur head up delando.

  10. Twisted my nigga fucc them hoes

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  13. Fuck that nigga black

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