Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tupac's 40th

Legendary rapper, Tupac Shakur, would have turned 40 today had his life not been cut short by his still unsolved murder in 1996.

2Pac has sold over 75 million records to date, being one of the most posthumously lucrative artists in history.

His shooting outside of a Manhattan nightclub sparked the infamous East Coast-West Coast gansta wars of the 90's as both sides assigned blame and retribution. Just 2 years later both Tupac and Biggie Smalls would be killed in that war.

Yesterday, Dexter Isaac, a 46 year old convicted murderer, still in prison for his other crimes, confessed to shooting Tupac, the first time, in 1994. Isaac, claimes he was a paid hitman that night for some other creepy record industry guy and that as Tupac lay shot he and his co-horts robbed Tupac of all his jewelery, then divided it amongst themselves. He also claims he still has Tupac's necklace which is proof he did it.

After languishing in prison for murdering other people, he says he wants to give closure to Tupac's and Biggie's mothers.

Either way, the murders of both Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur cemented them into rap history and made martyrs and stars out of both.

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