Two prominent Brooklyn drill rappers, Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow, have recently been indicted on conspiracy charges, following a comprehensive 140-count indictment that encompasses multiple New York City gangs. The New York Post reported that among the 32 individuals charged, Sheff G (real name: Michael Williams) and Sleepy Hallow (real name: Tegan Chambers) were affiliated with the 8 Trey Crips and neighboring 9 Ways, facing a range of charges from murder to weapons possession, kidnapping, assault, and conspiracy.
These alleged acts of violence occurred between March 2019 and the present day. Prosecutors claim that Sheff G used his rap career earnings to finance criminal activities, worsening gun violence in the city in exchange for money, lavish meals, jewelry, and more.
During a press conference, District Attorney Eric Gonzalez stated, “Rather than using his fame and wealth for personal growth and the well-being of his family and associates, we allege that Sheff G used his fame and fortune to escalate gang violence in Brooklyn. He played a significant role within the gang and was a central figure in our investigation. Sheff G used a significant portion of his earnings to enable more gang-related crimes, actively encouraging other gang members to engage in acts of violence.”
Sheff G, who was already in prison serving a two-year sentence for gun possession charges, was denied early release by the parole board in November. On Tuesday (May 16), he was brought to Brooklyn Supreme Court by authorities to face the new conspiracy charges.
According to prosecutors, Sheff G allegedly treated members of the 8 Trey Crips to an extravagant dinner at a high-end steakhouse in October 2020, shortly after they ambushed their rivals from the Folk Nation, resulting in one fatality and multiple injuries. They also assert that Sheff G served as the getaway driver in an April 2021 shooting targeting a rival, which also injured two innocent bystanders.
Sleepy Hallow, on the other hand, was released from jail in February after serving approximately eight months for a weapons charge.
The District Attorney’s Office claims that the individuals indicted were involved in 27 acts of violence spanning the past four years, employing approximately 37 firearms, 19 of which have been recovered by law enforcement.
Mayor Eric Adams emphasized, “We focus on a small number of highly violent individuals who remain committed to perpetuating violence, regardless of the consequences. These individuals use their fame and fortune to facilitate access to dangerous firearms. We refuse to surrender our streets to such violence.”
Keywords: Sheff G, Sleepy Hallow, Brooklyn drill rappers, conspiracy charges