Chicago rapper Terrance Boykin, also known as Bump J, has agreed upon a plea deal with federal officials. This plea deal will carry a minimum seven year sentence.
Signed on June 26, Boykin admitted his guilt in the Jan. 4, 2007 robbery of the Chase Bank, 800 Madison St., which netted $108,135. He also admitted threatening bank employees with a gun.
Under federal sentencing guidelines, Boykin, 28, faced between 37 and 46 months in prison for the bank robbery and life in prison for menacing bank employees with a .45caliber handgun.
Under his plea agreement, he will serve a mandatory minimum seven years on the charge of brandishing a gun during a crime of violence.
He will be sentenced for his crime of September 1st.
Police officers reported that Boykin and another man entered the bank the morning of Jan. 4, 2007, announced a robbery and took the money from a vault. Boykin was arrested in November 2008 without incident after a routine traffic stop by downstate Carbondale police officers.
Terrance Boykin earned local notoriety in 2004 for the Chicago hit, "Move Around," which was produced by superstar rapper Kanye West.
Around the time that this bank robbery took place, Boykin was working on a "comeback" album and had just released a record.