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Mac Dre’s Thizz Ent. Implicated In Nationwide Ecstasy Ring; 25 Arrested


(AllHipHop News) Police concluded a four-year investigation into Mac Dre’s Thizz Entertainment record label, after 25 people were arrested and accused of being involved in a massive, nationwide ecstasy ring.

A number of rappers associated with Thizz Entertainment were arrested yesterday (April 24) and charged in a conspiracy to distribute ecstasy, cocaine, heroin, marijuana and codeine cough syrup around the country.

According to police, members of Thizz sold drugs to finance the record label.

“This is another example of partnership that exists between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Vallejo Police Department to improve the safety of our community and reduce the level of violence associated with drug dealing,” Vallejo Police Chief Robert Nichelini told AllHipHop.com in a statement released yesterday (April 24) evening.

“We appreciate the efforts of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California in coordinating the investigation and prosecuting the persons involved in such a complex and dangerous criminal enterprise,” Chief Nichelini said.

According to the DEA, over 45,000 ecstasy pills were seized in yesterday’s raid, along with 4 pounds of crack, a half pound of heroin and $200,000 in suspected drug money.

Police said that Thizz also operated two defunct marijuana dispensaries and seized over 230 acres in property valued at $1 million, that was used to cultivate marijuana in Yuba County.

Mac Dre, who started Thizz Entertainment, was shot and killed in 2004, in Kansas City, Missouri, allegedly by a rival rapper named Anthony “Fat Tone” Watkins.

Fat Tone and an associate were later gunned down in a construction lot near The Palms in Las Vegas.

In 2008, Bay Area rapper Mac Minister, born Andre Dow, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for murdering Fat Tone, his associate and a women who witnessed the killings.

Police hope that the bust is the final chapter in Mac Dre and Thizz Entertainment’s history in Vallejo.

According to police, Mac Dre was a member of the infamous Romper Room gang, that operated in the Bay Area in the late 80s and 1990s.

The gang committed a series of robberies of Pizza Parlors in the area, that were eventually the subject of an episode of BET’s “American Gangster” series.

Police say nine members of Thizz Entertainment are still on the run, while those arrested will make their first court appearances on May 4.

Below is a list of people the DEA charged in the nationwide drug dealing ring:

Michael Lott, performs under the name “Miami the Most”

*Major Norton, performs under the name “Dubee”

*Lawrence Kennedy Nelson

Gaylord Franklin, performs under the name “Geezy”

Clifford Bullock

*Narco McFarland Sr.,

Latroy Cunningham

*Eric Robinson

Dante Barbarin

*Eileen Knight

Beshiba Cook

Bruce Thurmon, performs under the name “Little Bruce”

Damian Peterson

Mikel Brown

**Nicholas Ramirez

*Ung Duong

*Phat Nguyen

*Marcus Davis

**Tiffany Brown

Andre Cawthorne

*Michael Smiley

*Anthony Young

*Anthony Payton

  • Carlos

    the headline is messed up, how you gonna put a dead man’s name there, making it seem like he was the one selling drugs, no respect for the dead here at allhiphop…

    • anemia716

      Mac Dre is the only reason people know who Thizz Ent is.  He was the only reason they even had a name.  After his death the label was a joke.  They weren’t selling records because no one cared about the other “artists” on the label.  That’s why they started selling….to keep the label alive.  They failed.

      •  I’ve supported Thizz Ent. since I was 13 years old and as much as I love them, your opinion is hella on point. They had so much momentum after Dre’s death yet they collapsed and failed to continue his legacy. I’m glad Mac Dre isn’t alive to see what happened to the label he started because he would be so disappointed.

      • David Gonz

         NEWSFLASH FELLAS. THE LABEL WAS A FRONT FOR THE DRUG GAME.

      • mike

        best front ever cuz mac dre made some bad ass music

  • Sosa_Limone

    I co-sign carlos statement… completely misleading and disrespectful

  • I wonder where those corny fake fraud lame dudes claiming they Town Thizzness Ent. “Livewire Records” in Oakland at? Let me guess they’re the trick snitch Informants. Stay sucker free (Street Legends After Paper) S.L.A.P DVD  Live Wire Records Rochester, NY. We don’t have artist DJ’s producers or anything else in OAKLAND,CA. STOP SAYING OUR NAME SNITCHES 

    • immackulate

      GET OFF THE GAS clown dont nobody know of ya’ll … ya’ll just lucked out and happened to have the same name … from the looks of ya’ll fb artist page ya’ll aint generating no real money, sales … and there’s about 5-6 record companies out with the name LIVEWIRE maybe ya’ll should learn how to spin this publicity or change your name to something less common

      quit fronting like they eating off ya’ll plate –

  • A fake Live Wire in Oak? WhatTTTTttttt??????

    • Guest

         Not Oaland buddy, I can tell you have no idea what your talkin about, why speak on what you dont know

  • David Gonz

    THE ROMP STILL AT IT. 

  • miami the most,dubee,little bruce y’all got caught up ! get a attorney and stay solid !!for the rest of the homies still on the run keep your ass running ….thizzz or die u beezy!!!

  • Guest

    FACT: 90% of rap labels are financed by drug money

    • brotha_man

      true dat 

    • ddsdavey

      And 90% of drug money is laundered through “record labels”. Im sure half these rap dudes inadvertently became stars,that they were never intended for greatness but mearly individuals who posed as Artists as a cover for the laundering etc.
      It would explain a hell of a lot,Waka Flocka for a start!
      And theres waaaay to many teams using terms such as “monopoly”,”Mafia” etc in there titles. No wonder there are hip hop police!

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  • brotha_man

    name dropping AHH

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  • Jackiemaccisback

    dude dead and gone and his crew still can’t get it right. Dog gone. hope it getts better.

  • Guest

      Welp here comes the finger pointing whithin the crew

  • rep87

    AHH had to add Mac Dre name to this to get anybody to read this article RIP MAC DRE !

  • tbirdandkoolaid

    here’s a statement from his mama..

    The DEA said the rappers caught up in the drug
    probe were associated with Thizz Entertainment, but Salvatto said those
    people were part of an offshoot company, Thizz Nation.

    just google that.

  • FREE ALL THEM THIZZ ENT NIGGAS!! N FUCC DA LAW FROM THE FIRST ONE TO THE LAST ONES TO THE FEDS TO THEY MOMS N DADS N KIDS N GRANDSON!!!  whiteboyKILLA on my side of WATTS.  RIP FURL !!!

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  • valentinorodriguez12

    REST IN PEACE DRE THE STARTER THE GODFATHER OF THIZZ, FREE THE THIZZ COMMITTEE THIZZ CANT NEVER DIE!!

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