The Kidd Creole — a rap pioneer from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five — just got a lengthy prison sentence for his conviction in the stabbing death of a homeless man.
Manhattan D.A. Alvin L. Bragg Jr. announced the rap legend’s sentence Wednesday … 16 years in state prison, followed by 5 years of post-release supervision.
As we reported … The Kidd Creole was convicted of first-degree manslaughter last month, for fatally stabbing a homeless man with a steak knife.
The incident went down in August 2017, when prosecutors say The Kidd Creole was walking past the man on the street and they exchanged words, with TKC walking past the man before turning back, confronting him face-to-face and stabbing him twice in the torso.
The D.A. says a group of tourists found the man bleeding in the street … he was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Meanwhile, prosecutors say TKC fled the scene and went to his office, changing clothes and cleaning the knife in a sink. The D.A. says The Kidd Creole left the place after about 15 minutes, boarding the subway and tossing the knife in a sewer near a Bronx subway station, which was recovered the next day by NYPD and led to his arrest.