February 13, 2021 – Detroit rap star and street gang member Phillip (Peezy) Peaks was released from federal prison this week after serving 18 months for a racketeering conspiracy. Peezy is one of the Motor City’s most popular underground rappers and part of the 6 Mile Chedda Grove Gang.
Hip Hop luminaries Little Yachty and E-40 sent their welcome home regards on their social media accounts. Peezy, 33, was indicted in his case in 2016. Although the case included four gangland slayings, Peezy wasn’t implicated in any violence. He was shot in a 2018 gas station robbery.
Peezy’s rap crew is called “Team Eastside.” Rapper and Team Eastside member Aaron (Jizzle P) Mays was killed in a shooting back in the fall.
Chedda Grove boss Edwin (Eddie Boy) Mills is doing his prison time in Milan, Michigan. Peezy was the No. 11 co-defendant in the case, while Mills was listed as No. 1 defendant in the indictment. Mills, 30, appeared in many of Peezy’s rap videos.
Prosecutors cited Peezy’s 2015 rap video for “Young Nigga World,” where he is seen on YouTube bragging of drug dealing and participating in revenge violence, as evidence of the Chedda Grove racketeering conspiracy. Eddie Boy Mills is in the “Young Nigga World” video.
Peezy was found in possession of the cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy pills by police in January 2016 in Warren, Michigan, just North of the Detroit city border on the eastside. At a traffic stop in Ohio in March of that same year, police found codeine and marijuana.
DEA agents suspected Peezy was traveling to West Virginia on Chedda Grove Gang business during his March run-in with the law. The 6 Mile Chedda Grovers keep a wing of their gang operating in Huntington, West Virginia, according to authorities.