RAM Squad member Tommy Hill claimed that he was
set up by a fellow rapper, after being arrested on charges that he sold cocaine
to undercover officers.
Authorities have made three attempts to turn
Hill into a cooperating witness, but Hill has rejected the offers each time.
"I’m not a rat," Hill told the Philadelphia
Inquirer. While the rapper in question is not known, authorities are attempting
to get information about Shamsud-din Ali, a Muslim cleric whom Hill denies having
Ali is being investigated as part of a corruption
probe in Philadelphia. Authorities are investigating an adult education program
Ali administered and claim $1.6 million dollars actually went into his pocket.
Hill said that authorities told him if he did
not cooperate they were "gonna drop the hammer" on him. Last Monday
after rejecting the opportunity to cooperate, Hill was hit with another Federal
The FBI said he sold over 50 grams of crack cocaine
to an informant on October 1 in a Boston Market parking lot.