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In the knowledgeable words of dead prez, “It’s bigger than Hip-Hop.” The lingering unsolved murders of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. continue to haunt Hip-Hop. Collectively, the impact of these men’s actions both inside and outside the booth have transcended the genre.
Back in ’96 on Sep. 13, Hip-Hop lost arguably one of its best MCs. An upcoming documentary, which delves into the sordid events leading to and after ‘Pac’s untimely demise, a person is named as the culprit to his murder. It has been alleged that none other than Sean “Diddy” Combs paid a measly $1M to facilitate the murder. The mogul has continually and steadfastly denied any role in the rapper’s death.
Even though 20 years has passed familiar accusations have again surfaced. Retired LAPD officer, Greg Kading, was instrumental in leading the task force which investigated Mr. Shakur’s murder. He contends that Duane Keith “Keffe D” Davis, a former Crip received the cash to kill the legendary lyricist and his manager Suge Knight, this according to Huff Post.
Eventually, Davis would turn state’s-evidence and give information into the heinous crime. After the snitch session, Davis gave up Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson — his own nephew — as the person responsible for killing Tupac. Since Suge survived the assassination-attempt, it has been alleged that paid only $13,000 to have Biggie murdered. Wardell “Pooch” Fouse has been named as the person responsible for killing B.I.G.
“If his intention was to just get away with it, so to speak, it would have been very easy for him to not include all the details that he did,” claimed the retired officer. To further bolster his accusations, Kading offered, “”I am very, very confident in the case. I’m confident in the evidence. I have absolute closure in the case already. There is no doubt in my mind that we’ve discovered the truth and we’re presenting the truth. So as far as the murders go, they’re solved.”