A judge declared a mistrial in the murder trial of Game’s former manager James “Henchman” Rosemond.  The former Hip Hop moguls lawyer says, trial witnesses were unreliable.

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James “Henchman” Rosemond is serving a life sentence for allegedly smuggling drugs through his label, Czar Entertainment and orchestrating the murder of G-Unit affiliate Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher.

According to reports, U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon made the ruling last Friday (March 7) in federal court after the jury deadlocked.  Rosemond’s lawyer said witnesses in the trial were unreliable.

As for the murder charges, Rosemond is accused of setting up Fletchers murder in 2009, in retaliation for slapping his son.  Mind you, this all around the same time G-Unit was feuding with Game.  At the time, Fletcher, a member of Tony Yayo’s entourage, spotted Rosemond’s son wearing a Czar Entertainment T-shirt, cornered the teen and roughed him up.

Listen to Tha Wire to get a break-down on how it all went down.  Bottom line though, the Feds charged Rosemond and one of his associate with Fletchers murder.  However, though it looks like he beat the charge, Rosemond will still serve life for being convicted for his role in a drug.

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In other news the rapper formerly known as Mos Def, Yasiin Bey recently caused a Twitter frenzy when photos of him wearing a “skirt” surfaced online.  The rapper-actor recently addressed the chatter at the Cape Town Music Exchange Conference in South Africa saying ““It’s a wrap from Ghana, [it’s] what I’m comfortable in at home.” And yes I said home.  According to Mail & Guardian, Bey revealed that he moved to Cape Town and is now a permanent resident.

Bey revealed, “Last year May, I came [to Cape Town] and I said I’m not leaving. I’m staying. It’s a beautiful place,” he explained. “It has the ocean, mountain, botanical gardens and beautiful people.  There are some beautiful places in America. I love Brooklyn.  New York City needs to thank Brooklyn every day just for existing. That’s how I feel about it.  It was a hard thing to leave home.  But I’m glad I did.”

As for living in Cape Town, Bey says he loves the energy the people and city gives him.  Bey added, “The arts, the crafts, the energy, the people coming out of this continent, are like no other in the world.  He continued, “Be aware that you are in a special place at a very special and unique time in history.  Be encouraged. Yes, it is crazy, but that’s okay. Hope has never been and will never be lost.”

On the music tip, Bey gave all props to Hip Hop music saying, “I love its vitality and the way it speaks to young people. The way it spoke to me,” he says. “It told me don’t cry, don’t despair. I got something for you to do with all the despair, anger and sadness inside of you. I got a way for you to turn that around.”

By the way, Bey says he is still doing the music thing.  Listen to Tha Wire now and get more details now.  Plus today's celeb birthdays and more.