Sugar Hill Records was the most successful early Hip Hop label, with acts such as the Sugar Hill Gang, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and The Treacherous Three. The sons of the co-founders of the label have been receiving plenty of royalties, but haven't been paying taxes on them.
Leland Robinson and his brother Joseph Robinson, Jr. both got house arrest, community service, and hefty fines. The family owed the government almost $1.3 million in unpaid taxes. The brothers pled guilty to the charges last year, and just now received their sentences.
Through crime films on the big screen we are allowed to live dangerously. The best crime films are based in a realm of illegal activity that leaves the audience in suspense of what's next or utter disbelief. The tension from the best crime films transport the viewer into a world of deceit, crime, revenge and often times illegal tender.
Your favorite rapper probably makes several references to the characters, motifs, and outcomes of some of the best crime movies.
Check out the list of the 50 crime movies we think you should watch.