Notorious street legend and Queens NY gangster Chaz “Slim” Williams passed away yesterday, MTO News has learned. Slim was the head of Black Hand Entertainment - an infamous hip hop management company.
Slim reportedly robbed dozens of banks in the 1970s and once escaped prison. Then he went on to found Black Hand Entertainment, whose roster included 50 Cent and Foxy Brown. Slim - and his associates - reportedly ran the label like a mafia family.
He passed away yesterday, in his New York home
Here's the tribute:
And here's his interview with Vlad TV.
BET did a show American Gangster about Chaz, and this is how he was described:
In the 1970s, Charles "Chaz" Williams went well beyond traditional hustles by robbing over 60 banks in several states. After going to jail, Chaz continued his bank-robbing career.
Back in 2014, the Hollywood Reporter wrote:
A former bank robber, representing himself in court, has survived the first round of a $20.5 million lawsuit against BET, A&E, Netflix, Apple and others over an episode of American Gangster.
Charles "Chaz" Williams is the plaintiff, who besides robbing dozens of banks in the 1970s and once escaping prison, went onto found Black Hand Entertainment, whose roster included 50 Cent and Foxy Brown. Now, Williams has added to his illustrious career by doing something that even trained lawyers often fail at: Beating back a motion to dismiss in a copyright infringement lawsuit.
In March 2013, Williams filed a rather sloppy three-page "pro se" complaint in New York federal court. (Read here.) He alleged that BET Networks and A&E Television had each aired an American Gangster story entitled "Chaz Williams Armed & Dangerous." He alleged that Netflix had the episode in its system and that Apple and Amazon.com were retailing it.