Okay, first up, lets get introduced to the protagonists in this story – they guys mentioned in the heading of this post. 27 year old John Fontein the music producer and son of rich Goldman Sachs broker, Andrew Fontein is the protagonist. Ryan Mixon and Andres Lozano are the antagonists here, the bad guys. Aspiring rappers who were hell-bent on bringing a bad name to the hip-hop community. At least that is what prima-facie evidence suggests very strongly.
These guys kidnapped poor John because a recording deal failed to materialize; they held him at gunpoint and demanded $50K from his dad and then in the time tested tradition that such cases usually follow, they got arrested when they came to pick up the drop.