In May 2022, New York rapper Casanova — responsible for viral hits like “So Drippy,” featuring Young Thug and Gunna, as well as “Woah” featuring Jeremih — pleaded guilty to charges against him, including possession of firearms, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, racketeering and attempted murder. It was a tough journey, including being wanted by the FBI and being denied $2.5 million bond.
As of Tuesday, June 27, Casanova has received his prison sentence, and it includes 188 months — translating to more than 15 years — behind bars, according to a press release from Damian Williams, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
“Caswell Senior is not only a notorious recording artist, but he is also a vicious street gang leader and a magnet for gang violence,” Williams said. “At a crowded house party in Miami, Senior personally fired a gun that seriously injured and could have killed a victim, prompting a shooting. Additionally, Senior’s stature in the community was central to Gorilla Stone’s successful recruitment and nationwide expansion. Today’s sentencing – along with the other significant sentences handed down in this case – shows once again that gang life isn’t worth it and will result in many years in prison.