Up-and-coming Milledgeville rapper sentenced to prison
Kibias Mosley, the Milledgeville hip hop artist known as LuckGang Kibias, was sentenced to three years in prison late last week by a superior court judge.
Mosley's music videos on Youtube have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Included is one of his tracks "Racks In," where he and two of his friends hang out and practice their tennis shots on the pickleball courts at Walter B. Williams Jr. Park...
Mosley was involved in a brazen shootout in November 2021, when a Georgia College & State University picnic and bluegrass concert was interrupted by gunfire around the Central State Hospital pecan grove. GCSU was hosting the "Grooving in the Grove" event as part of its Parents Weekend when two cars came barreling down Swint Avenue and gunfire erupted. Investigators later described it as a "rolling shootout," and the melee ended after one of the vehicles hit a utility pole and crashed near the old CSH laundromat building, located behind the Powell Building.
"Officers arrived on scene and found a Lincoln Town Car wrecked into a utility pole with multiple bullet holes behind the building and 25-year-old Ja-Quarius Marshall on the front side of the building suffering from at least one gunshot wound," according to a Milledgeville Police Department press release at the time. " 19-year-old Ja’Kobe Brown was also located with Marshall. Further investigation revealed Marshall and Brown were the occupants of the Lincoln Town Car. J. Marshall was transported by EMS to an area hospital with serious injuries and listed in critical condition."
Added the press release: "While processing this scene, deputies with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office notified officers they were out with an Audi SUV on Lee Street that had multiple bullets holes in it...Further investigation revealed 25-year-old Kibias Mosley as the driver of the Audi SUV and a 16-year-old juvenile as the passenger. The preliminary investigation indicates, K. Mosley and the juvenile passenger of the Audi SUV and J. Brown and J. Marshall of the Lincoln Town Car were in a rolling shootout with one another. When the Lincoln Town Car struck the utility pole, both J. Brown and J. Marshall got of the vehicle and fled on foot. During this time J. Marshall sustained a gunshot wound to his back and was also ran over by the Audi SUV. The occupants of the Audi SUV then got out of the SUV and began beating J. Marshall."
Mosley was denied bond by a judge the following week. In early 2022, however, Mosley was released on bond and proceeded to record a new song, titled "3 Months Later." In the song, Mosley raps: "Fresh outta the county (jail), and I'm back on the streets. They thought I was gonna be gone, but I only did 14 weeks."
Mosley then continued to advance his music career, making more songs and videos and eventually becoming an acquaintance of Lil Boosie, one of the top-selling southern rappers of all time.
After Mosley's case was pushed back on the court calendar several times, he finally had his day in court last Friday, entering into a plea deal and pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated assault. Along with the three years behind bars, Mosley also was sentenced to 37 years probation. He was represented in court by local attorney William H. Smith.