Even the judge who sentenced Josh Masters to 10 years in prison recognised the genuine leadership and business acumen. The rapper tapped into US hip hop culture to grow an army - the Killer Beez. Now, less than 12 months after being released from prison, Masters is lying in a hospital. One of his closest friends is alleged to have put him there. Jared Savage reports.

They were close once, like brothers. Josh Masters, the charismatic leader of the Killer Beez, and Akustino Tae, a staunch enforcer.

The pair were founding members of the Killer Beez, one of the new