Former Vibe writer Kevin Powell has added his name to the list of those commenting on the Chuck Phillips’ recent Los Angeles Times article pinning blame on Notorious B.I.G. for paying to have Tupac Shakur killed in Las Vegas. Powell said, “I strongly suggest to members of the hiphop community, especially younger Blacks and Latinos who have the most to lose from this on-going confusion and fear and jagged innuendo, to not believe the hype. At the end of the day the Los Angeles Times wins because these sort of stories sell tons of newspapers, help to spread twisted rumors and fears across the country, and, essentially, keep young people of color at each other’s throats simply because we do not know what else to say or do.” Read more.
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