Thizz Entertainment: Bay Area Rap Label in Drug Bust
Massive Drug Bust Implicates Thizz Entertainment
A huge cocaine and Ecstasy bust has resulted in 25 arrests after a drug-traffic distribution center in Vallejo, California was raided. Many of those arrested are rappers on the Thizz Entertainment label.
Thizz Entertainment is one of the biggest local labels in the San Francisco Bay Area. Rapper Mac Dre started Thizz Entertainment in 1996; it was first known as Romp Records. Mac Dre, who had previously been imprisoned for his connections to Vallejo's Romper Room Gang, was killed in a freeway shooting in 2004.
Agents seized about 45,000 Ecstasy pills, 4 pounds of crack cocaine, a half pound of heroin and $200,000 in suspected drug profits, and forfeited about 230 acres of property valued at about $1 million. The suspects, from Vallejo, Stockton, Oakland, Fairfield, Los Angeles, New York and Oklahoma City, were arrested Thursday, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner said.
Thizz Entertainment gets its name from Ecstasy usage, with "thizz" being a slang term for doing E.