Rapper Bump J. Arrested For Chicago Bank Robbery
Chicago rapper Bump J. has been arrested by federal officials in Carbondale, Illinois, for allegedly robbing a Chicago-area bank in 2007.
Bump J., born Terrance Boykin, was arrested and taken into custody following a routine traffic stop earlier this week.
Police accuse Bump J. and another associate of robbing a Chase Bank branch at gunpoint in January 2007.
The pair entered the bank, announced a robbery was in place and emptied the bank of more than $100,000 dollars.
No one was injured in the robbery, which was captured on surveillance cameras.
Bump J. was indicted on one count each of bank robbery and violation of federal firearms statues.
He is currently being held without bond at the Carbondale Police Department, awaiting extradition to Chicago.
Bump J. was discovered by Chicago producer Xtreme Beats, who introduced him to Kanye Wests former manager Phil Edwards and music industry executive Free Maiden, who inked the rapper to his Free 4 All imprint.
Soon after, a deal with Atlantic Records followed, and Bump released several mixtapes but his full length album, which was titled Nothing To Lose, never materialized.
Bump J. eventually landed Best Midwest Mixtape Rapper Award during Justos Annual Mixtape Awards ceremony in 2005.
The mixtapes was helping me grub, but at first, I was used to getting that fast money, Bump J. told AllHipHop.com in 2005. It [money] had started coming in really slow for a while, so it was definitely difficult staying away from the streets.
He even admitted to growing so impatient in his rap career, that he and his crew, the Chicago-based Goon Squad, gained their buzz in a most peculiar manner.
We would go to different clubs and beat up whatever rappers were in there. It was just making a statement. If a rapper was there talking crazy or looking crazy, we'd beat they ass. However it go. People started saying, Don't f**k with them Goon Squad n***as! They'll f**k you up! Whatever we could add on to my buzz, we were doing it.
Bump J., who has worked with artists like Kanye West, Keyshia Cole, Trey Songz, Rhymefest and others, now faces up to 20 years in prison if he is convicted.
His most recent mixtape release is named Dinner Time, while his latest single is titled Chevy Fresh Out.
The other man who participated in the robbery remains at large.