Chi-Ali Writing Letters From Prison Supporting Rap Group

Incarcerated rapper

Chi-Ali is petitioning a variety of Hip-Hop heavyweights from prison in hopes

of getting exposure for his younger cousins, rap group Guns & Glamour.

Chi-Ali (real name Chi Ali Griffith) has started a letter writing campaign

to promote the male and female twin rap group that consists of members Hollywood

(born Darryl Alexander) and Beloved (born Diandra Alexander). Ali has

already penned letters to DJ Red Alert, Big Tigger and Sean ‘Diddy' Combs

to garner there support and is expected to reach out to more industry contacts

in the coming months. In 1998, Guns & Glamour signed to Noontime Recordings/Capitol,

but their project was eventually shelved due to creative differences. The

rap group, who’s worked with the likes of Jazze Pha and others, are currently

putting the finishing touches on their Divinaire Entertainment/Woodroq Records

2006 debut disc set, Both Sides To The Story. Chi-Ali is currently

serving time for the 1999 shooting death of Sean Raymond, his ex-girlfriend's

brother, over a dispute involving $300 and CDs. After

the killing, Ali fled prosecution of the crime for two years. He was eventually

captured in the Bronx after being profiled on America’s Most Wanted and sentenced

to 12-14 years in prison. At fourteen, Chi-Ali was the youngest member

of the Native Tongues coalition. His

only album, The Fabulous Chi-Ali, dropped in 1992 and a single from the

album, "Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number," became a top ten hit on the

Billboard music charts.