He battled heroin addiction and released countless albums and mix tapes throughout his 15-year career.
Dorsey name-checks both men in videos posted online.
Hankton, recently convicted in one murder and serving a life sentence, has been called Public Enemy No.
Dorsey confessed to the crimes but prosecutors made clear that he was not cooperating, staying in line with the "no-snitch" philosophy he so often espoused in his songs.
In "I Ain't Tellin", he raps: "I won't snitch, never tell, if the law comes and get me, I'm gonna sit my ass in jail." And in one his recent videos, Dorsey makes an apparent reference to his own case, proclaiming "This f--king ratting s--t, man, this s--t here is getting out of hand," he says. Take Your Charge." Dorsey was arrested with Demounde Pollard, 20, and Jerod Fedison, 30.
Prosecutors seeking a 25-year prison sentence pointed to them as evidence of Dorsey's wide-ranging criminal activity.
"These videos are horrendous, especially in this city right now," Assistant U. Attorney Maurice Landrieu told the judge Wednesday.He talked of the city's "cycle of violence," and argued that Dorsey was "profiting off it." Dorsey's attorney, J. Lawrence, said Dorsey's appearance in the videos is posturing and marketing."Though many people would frown upon his art," Lawrence said of Dorsey's work, "it is art." U. District Judge Ginger Berrigan expressed her disdain for the videos, but declined to use them as a basis for the lengthier sentence sought by Landrieu.1 by local police and prosecutors, who have alleged that he ran a sprawling drug empire whose markets were enforced with violence. Porter is currently in jail, charged with killing the brother of a witness in a killing perpetrated by Hankton.These videos became a much-debated topic in the courtroom.Brendan Mc Carthy can be reached at bmccarthy@or 504.826.3301.