Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tupac Back? Who Shot Ya?

Well not quite. But if the current blogosphere gossip is any indication, we might now have some new information regarding one of the biggest controversies in hip hop/rap and black culture. According to, they learned exclusively just who it was that played a roll in the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur. And his letter seems to be calling out key persons who might be linked in some way to a role in the death of Tupac Shakur.

The death of Biggie and Tupac still leaves a huge impact on music and black culture. On the one hand, after both deaths went unsolved, black used these as further examples of the uselessness of law enforcement when dealing with black crime. If you can't trust the police and FBI to not be corrupt and help high profile cases, how can they help the regular man. On the other hand, that west coast vs. east coast beef in rap died down, though the regional distinctions are still seen today.

The youngins may not understand, but those of my age group and older really felt what was happening when the news reported the deaths of both these legendary artists. It was a shock and a tragedy for us, like the death of Princess Diana for the UK. Both were some of the greatest rap artists ever and were gunned down before their legends could fully come to fruition.

But the legend of Tupac came about in a different way. It turned from talking about his impact on music to Is Tupac Really Dead? I remember getting into many debates as a kid, where most of us youngins would totally make the argument that he was definitely alive, just chillin on some island like Cuba. Because how else could he still be making all these albums? And we were so sure that someone had seen him walking around in Miami. Ah the days of youth.

But deep down we all know that Tupac died that fateful day in 1996 and the events leading up to his death are the stuff made for movies. 
A man has admitted to being involved in the attack on rap star Tupac Shakur in 1994, inside Manhattan's Quad Studios in November of 1994, after allegedly being paid $2,500 dollars by James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond.
Dexter Isaac, a former friend of Rosemond, is an inmate currently serving life in prison for murder, robbery and other offenses. 
Isaac came forward Wednesday (June 15th) with the information on the eve of what would be Tupac's 40th birthday. 
He confessed to his involvement in the November 30th, 1994 robbery of Tupac Shakur to, after Jimmy Henchman identified him in a statement, relating to Henchman's indictment for dealing numerous kilos of cocaine. 
 But it gets better. According to Mr. Isaac:
Now I'm not going to talk about my friend Biggie's death or 2Pac's death, but I would like to give their mother's some closure. It's about time that some one did, and I will do so at a different time. Jimmy, you and Puffy like to come off all innocent-like, but as the saying goes: You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.
Bam! Now if that isn't some parting shots I don't know what is. And it looks like Mr. Isaac has something to say regarding Biggie's and Tupac's deaths, but will wait to tell more. Talk about suspense. I'm getting my popcorn ready.

So what do yall think? Is Tupac still alive and well somewhere in Cuba? Will either of these cases ever be solved? And who do you think shot Tupac and Biggie? 

Let the conspiracy begin anew! 

Shout out to the YBF for the heads up.

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