A YouTube rapper who brags about drug dealing and his lavish lifestyle has been jailed for life for the brutal revenge slaying of a gangland rival.
Taleb Hussain, whose stage name is Lemz, was one of five hooded men who crept into the home of Przemsyslaw Golimowski as he slept next to his partner.
The 31-year-old's video for song On My Own has been viewed more than 733,000 times.
In the video the blinged-up Birmingham rapper is seen buying clothes from Selfridges and posing next to a £60,000 gold coloured BMW M4.
He is also filmed walking out of a prison door as the video pans to a sign reading 'Welcome to HMP Birmingham' and is later seen swearing at a prison worker as he leaves.
The lyrics to his rap include: "Most my friends still behind the door so I gotta go with the flow, never let them down 'cus I felt it, now the writings on the wall like a felt tip, I've got to be the next one to blow, if I don't, f*** it, I'mma still invest into dope."
It has also been revealed that Hussain, of Sparkhill, was jailed in 2012 as part of Operation Stalham, a long running operation in Bedford aimed at street dealers in which 19 people were charged with drugs supply and firearms offences, resulting in total prison sentences of 54 years.
Hussain, who was 24 at the time, had been running a drug dealing gang from Bedford. When arrested, he threw a loaded handgun from the front window of his house in Adelaide Square, along with another parcel containing heroin and cocaine worth £20,000. Police discovered £6,000 cash in the house.
He was arrested last September in Birmingham after his blooded palm print was found at 30-year-old Mr Golimowski's flat.
CCTV footage show him pacing towards the Bedford home in the dead of night.
Hussain along with Damien Rooney, 25, Delpierro Mothersill, 20, Philip Mendy, 23, and Jamal Jeng, 21, broke in and began attacking him with a knife and golf club.
Their victim fled to a neighbour's flat in a desperate bid to escape, but collapsed from his injuries.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The killing followed a dispute between rival drug dealers.
A day before the murder, Mothersill – a known drug runner for Hussain and Rooney – was attacked and robbed by Mr Golimowski and another man.
He was injured with a pool cue during the assault at another address in Bedford.
Later, police suggested that Mr Golimowski was a drug dealer himself and had been behind a number of robberies from rival dealers.
Officers were able to track down his five killers from the blood trail left by Jeng – who was stabbed in his leg during the killing.
CCTV and analysis of mobile phone activity placed Jeng and the other four together in the run up to the attack.
Earlier in the day, CCTV from Bicester Shopping Village clearly showed Hussain, Jeng and Mendy together at the site before heading back to Bedford.
Hussain, Rooney, Jeng, Mendy and Mothersill were captured together by CCTV at Wodka Live in St Paul’s Square less than two hours before the attack.
Automatic number plate recognition also captured a vehicle linked to Hussain driving around the town on multiple occasions.
Cameras also captured the men as they arrived at and fled from the scene.
Hussain, Rooney and Mothersill were convicted of murder at Luton Crown Court last week.
Each were jailed for life – and ordered to serve a minimum of 26 years.
Mendy, from Bedford, and Jeng, from Clapham, were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 12 years each in prison.
Lemz isn't the first Birmingham rapper to be jailed.
Last November Maher Ali , a YouTube rapper known as Young Smokes who bragged about drugs, cash, guns and girls, received a two-year sentence after cops stopped the 21-year-old only to find a stolen Beretta shotgun in the back of his VW Golf.
Officers later found three machetes hidden under Ali's bed a his home in Highgate.
In March last year fellow grime star Cameron Wright – known as Killa Kam was locked up after leading an evil drugs ring which dealt Class A drugs on a huge scale.
The 28-year-old, from Sparkhill, provided over 100 customers with heroin and cocaine as he acted as king pin for the large-scale drugs operation in Cheltenham.
Known as Killa Kam on Birmingham's rap scene, Wright can be seen flicking through wads of cash while singing about "getting paid" and "shifting gear on the space streets" in one of his music videos.
Birmingham rappers still serving time also include Reial Phillips, AKA Lynch, who was caged for 27 years over a series of gangland shootings.
Top news stories from Mirror Online
Source: Read Full Article