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my dad works at 850 (850 bryant, the SF jail, for those who don't… 
4th-Mar-2006 12:37 pm
my dad works at 850 (850 bryant, the SF jail, for those who don't know) and he knows i like bay area rap, so he told me about this inmate he has in jail right now. i don't think i've ever heard of this guy before, but the story is pretty interesting.


SAN FRANCISCO
Long-sought promoter denies killings


Rap promoter Andre Dow is a shrewd businessman, but not the killer of two men as authorities have alleged, his lawyer said Friday in response to Dow's arrest the day before in San Francisco.

After months of evading police, Dow, 35, was arrested by the FBI and San Francisco police on a federal warrant of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Also known as "Mac Minister," Dow was indicted in Las Vegas in November for the shooting deaths of two Kansas City men.

He is also being investigated for the slaying of a 21-year-old woman who might have witnessed the Las Vegas shootings.

"He maintains that the circumstances that he's faced with are more the result of his braggadocio than any evidence," attorney Eric Safire said. "This kind of publicity sells records."

But Las Vegas police believe Dow and a friend, Jason Mathis, killed rapper Anthony "Fat Tone" Watkins, 24, and Jermaine "Cowboy" Akins, 22, in May in retaliation for the death of Vallejo's Andre Hicks, 34, who enjoyed success as underground rap artist "Mac Dre."

Mathis, 26, was arrested July 12 and has pleaded not guilty to the charges. According to his arrest warrant, Mathis admitted to a friend that he had shot Watkins and Akins to avenge Hicks, who was gunned down on a Kansas City freeway in May 2004.

Rumors in the underground hip-hop community linked Watkins to Hicks' death, but Kansas City police have cleared Watkins of wrongdoing.

Fairfield police are also investigating Dow in connection to the shooting death of Lee Danae Laursen, 21.

"At this point, he is an investigative lead," Sgt. John Dugan said. "Obviously, we're looking at him, but no charges are being pursued yet."

Laursen, who might have worked as a prostitute for Mathis, was shot in the head on Nov. 4 in Fairfield. She reportedly was with Dow and Mathis in Las Vegas when Watkins and Akins were slain.

"She was a key witness to the double homicide in Las Vegas," Dugan said.

Surveillance cameras captured Dow, Watkins and Akins walking out of a hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas police believe Watkins and Akins were killed less than two hours later.

They were found dead inside a vehicle. Watkins had about 20 bullet holes in him, and Atkins had 13.

Authorities arrested Dow following a brief verbal standoff in front of an apartment at 49 Townsend St. A woman at first refused to let FBI agents and police officers into the apartment, but they gained entry after about an hour and found Dow hiding inside, police Sgt. Neville Gittens said.

The woman, Taniisa Aaron, 28, was arrested for harboring a fugitive.

Dow is being held in the city jail and will probably face a hearing next week to decide if he will be extradited to Las Vegas, Gittens said.
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5th-Mar-2006 03:02 am (UTC)
you didnt know all that went down? thats why all over j-diggs cd he was talkin bout "fat tone though he would get away. we got him" and shit of that nature.

on some real shit i support them niggas 100% whether they did it or not.
6th-Mar-2006 08:36 am (UTC)
no i knew about all that he said about it.

i don't support that...how the fuck is killing someone solving the death of someone else? people seek revenge out of anger, and lord knows i do it myself, but that ain't gonna change shit...killing someone ain't gonna bring mac dre back, and it's not gonna solve anything but cause more problems, really.
10th-Mar-2006 01:37 am (UTC)
when i said i supported them, i meant when it comes to the trial. imma support them regardless of if they are found guilty or innocent. im gunna still support the bay area music movement.

honestly, i think they did what they felt needed to be done. im not trying to justify it, and im not saying i'd act the same way but they felt that that was the only way to handle it. fat tone & all of them were taunting the bay & mac dre on local radio shows (out there not out here) and thats how they figured they could handle it. ill never understand anyone would resort to killing someone but they dont think with my mentality just as i dont think with theirs.
10th-Mar-2006 03:50 am (UTC)
mma support them regardless of if they are found guilty or innocent. im gunna still support the bay area music movement.

oh yeah, i feel you, i feel you.
11th-Apr-2006 03:30 am (UTC)
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I DONT THINK THAT YOU NEED TO KILL ANY ONE TO GET YOUR SELFESTEEM UP. MY FRIEND JUST DIE BUT NOT BY A SHOOTING BUT BY A BEATING DA WE WILL WANT TO KNOW ABOUT BUT WHAT I AM SAYING IS THAT DONT KILL TO MAKE YOU FELL BETTER.
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