Feds Re-Open 1994 Tupac Shakur Shooting Seeking Clues In Rapper’s Murder

The unsolved shooting

at Quad Studios in New York in 1994 involving Tupac Shakur has been reopened,

anonymous law enforcement officials revealed to AllHipHop.com.

Sources stated the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of

New York has reopened the case to see if the shooting was somehow connected

to Shakur’s death in 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Shakur was shot

5 times in the lobby of Quad Recording Studios in November of 1994, after being

invited to the studio to record.

In December of

1994 Shakur was charged with sexually assaulting a woman in a New York hotel

room. Shakur denied the charges but was found guilty and sentenced to prison

in February of 1995.

The rapper recovered

from his gunshot wounds and signed with Death Row Records in October 1995 while

serving his time.

On September 7,

1996, Shakur was gunned down in Las Vegas, Nevada following a Mike Tyson fight.

On September 13,

Shakur died from his injuries. No one has been arrested for the murder of Shakur.

A number of theories

exist and according to sources, law enforcement officials are investigating

if the shootings were connected.

"They are

investigating the Quad shooting and other unsolved murders related to the Hip-Hop

business," the source told AllHipHop.com. "No one was killed in the

Quad incident, so that aspect is dead as an investigation. But what they are

investigating is the shooting’s connection to Tupac’s murder in Las Vegas."

The source stated

that a big focus of the investigation is Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond.

Rosemond currently

acts as manager for superstar rapper The Game, R&B singer Sharissa and R&B

crooner Mario Winans through his New York based company, Czar Entertainment.

Rosemond and Shakur

were known associates.

In published interviews

before his untimely demise, Shakur said that he met Rosemond while attempting

to earn money by doing guest appearances on various rapper’s songs when he was

strapped for money due to a myriad of legal issues.

The relationship

immediately soured after Shakur was shot in the lobby of Quad Studios, with

a number of Hip-Hop heavyweights present, including Sean "Diddy" Combs,

Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace, Lil’ Cease, Andre Harrell

and others.

Shortly afterwards

in published interviews and on commercially released recordings, Shakur accused

Sean "Diddy" Combs, Notorious B.I.G., Rosemond and others of directly

or indirectly being involved in the robbery and subsequent shooting.

On the legendary song "Against All Odds " Shakur took many enemies to task and called

most out by name. Shakur rapped:

"Promised

a payback, Jimmy Henchmen in due time/I knew you bi**h ni**az was listening/The

World is Mine/Set me up, wet me up, ni**az stuck me up/Heard the guns bust,

but you tricks never shut me up/Touch one of mine on everything I own I’ll destroy

everything you touch/play the game ni**a."

Rosemond denied

Shakur’s allegations and stated that an investigation would yield little, because

he is innocent.

"It’s a shame

that after 11 years of the Quad shooting and nine years after Tupac’s death

people would still circulate my name in the nonsense," Rosemond told AllHipHop.com.

"I support any investigation into both incidents, in fact I would finance

the investigation so the truth can come out. Tupac was a very good friend of

mine and it hurts me deeply that there are people out there (including people

in jail) that would like to assassinate my character and

make me hip hop’s villain."

A simple search

of Henchmen’s name on the internet returns thousands of results, most connecting

him or accusing him of being behind the Quad shooting along with Jacques "Haitian

Jack" Agnant and Walter "King Tut" Johnson, who is currently

serving time in federal prison.

"I won’t be

anyone’s scapegoat or anyone’s ‘get out of jail’ free card, Rosemond said. "I

stand behind my integrity and veracity that I have built in this business for

12 years. My contribution to Hip-Hop and the music business can’t be torn down

by rumors nor hearsay. I pray for the Shakur family and for justice at the same

time."

Representatives

for the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York were unavailable

to comment due to the pending investigation.

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