Vocal Artist for Knuckles jailed
Late in 2013, Hunnid-P, the vocal artist who provided his lyrics to the Knuckles songs in Sonic Adventure 2, vanished from social media. His last recorded post was on his Google+ page on December 30th. As we are now learning, Hunnid-P was arrested on felony weapon possession in January of this year.
The news flew under the radar, in part, because he was charged as Armoogam Emmanuel – Hunnid-P’s real name. Googling that name not only brings up some of Hunnid-P’s music, but a litany of crime database websites revealing basic information about his conviction:
County: New York, NY
Book & Case Number: 1131400403
Arrest Date: 2014-03-21
Arrest Number: COURT DIRECT
Bail Status: Remanded
Year of Birth: 1980
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Nativity: New York
First Name: ARMOOGAM
Last Name: EMMANUEL
Charge: 110-265.03 FD (Attempted CRIM POSS WEAPON-2ND DEGREE D Felony)
Conviction Date: 2014-01-16
Sentence Date: 2014-03-21
Current Housing Facility: OBCC (Otis Bantum Correctional Center)
As near as I can tell, he currently does not have a set release date. His bail status is set as “remanded”, suggesting he may have filed for an appeal. Looking through others charged with criminal possession of a firearm, most are out in around six months, though as is the case with the judicial system, it can vary from person to person.
Sonic fans have already taken to social media with the hashtag #FREEHUNNIDP in a display of their support.
UPDATE 1:30PM ET: A woman claiming to Hunnid-P’s fiancé has commented on this story below to say that while Hunnid-P is indeed jailed, the information presented above is not 100 percent true. We have asked her to E-Mail us to clarify, but for the moment, here are her remarks:
Although this is coming from a good place…all of this information is not 100% accurate. I am Hunnidp’s Fiance/ Girlfriend of 5Years. He is incarcerated and he appreciates all of the love and support. Don’t believe everything you see on the internet. I truly can’t wait for him to call me today I’m sure he is gonna be shocked by this he loves all of his Fans and does not want his name or reputation tarnished.
Thanks goes out to Sonic Paradox News on Twitter for bringing this to my attention.