Rapper Tru Life, a one-time protégé of Jay Z, was sentenced yesterday to eight years for his role in the murder of a 20-year-old man at a Kips Bay apartment building.
Tru Life, whose real name is Roberto Guzman Rosado Jr., 34, and his brother, Marcus Rosado, 39, were both convicted in the stabbing death of Chris Guerrero at 330 E. 26th Street on June 15, 2009.
The two chased Guerrero and another man, Jason Gray, 30, into the lobby of the building following a dispute at Club Pacha in midtown. Tru Life, whose forearms are prominently tattooed with the words “GHETTO INMATES,” pleaded guilty to gang assault in the attack. Gray was also stabbed and critically injured.
Marcus Rosado, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and admitted slashing the victims, was sentenced to 10 years yesterday. According to a Daily News report from Feb. 24, Rosado’s lawyer said his client admitted to the stabbings.
Tru Life, who was raised on the Lower East Side, briefly attained fame after Jay Z signed him to Roc-La Familia, a label associated with Roc-A-Fella. His feud with rapper Mobb Deep was chronicled in the 2003 documentary “Beef.”