Former Las Vegas Metropolitan PD officer Chris Carroll tells VegasSeven.com he gave Tupac Shakur a chance to identify his shooter in the final conscious moments of the rapper’s life in 1998, but Tupac responded to the cop with an expletive. After pulling 2Pac from the passenger seat, Carroll shared that he told Shakur, “Who shot you? Who shot you?” Tupac wouldn’t name the gunman, simply stating, “Fu** you.”
Could it be? Tupac Shakur is alive and well and hanging with dudes that drink Miller Lite? That’s the story TMZ is pushing, capturing a 2Pac lookalike in New Orleans in a photo they could date based on the design of a fellow club patron’s beer can. Watch the report via MySpace below.
In honor of the release of ‘Notorious’, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs talked about how Biggie’s death has affected people as a whole and how the film is giving fans their spirit back. “It changed me,” Diddy said of B.I.G.’s murder. “It broke my heart. it took my spirit. I can honestly say and confess, me making music, me producing music hasn’t been the same since Biggie passed away. It hasn’t been fun for me… I was still doing my thing at 80%, but a major part of me was gone and I just wasn’t having fun.” Diddy said seeing the movie “made me want to get my spirit back.”
In part two, Diddy says Biggie wasn’t supposed to be in Los Angeles the day that he was killed. He was supposed to go to London, but instead wanted to stay around to hang out with Diddy to celebrate the release of his new album. “It was a call that I’ll always remember,” Diddy said. “There wasn’t a way for me to talk him out of it. I didn’t run Biggie. The call just plays over and over in my head. What if he just got on the plane?”
In part three, Diddy said that despite all the talk, there was “so much love and admiration” between Biggie and Tupac Shakur. “The whole east west thing started, we were caught off guard, and that broke my man’s heart,” Diddy said. “He did not make ‘Who Shot Ya’ about Tupac. That freestyle was done a long long time ago. The crazy thing about music is that things come to fruition. You got to watch what you put out.” Diddy added that when Tupac got shot, he could feel Biggie praying everything was alright. “We didn’t care about nothing that was done before, we were like, c’mon, pull through, pull through. After that, Big was depressed for days.”
Watch the three part commentary below.
Jojo of KIIS FM in Los Angeles and Shock G had a special segment to remember Tupac Shakur on the 10th anniversary of his murder, September 13, 1996. They talked about how neither 2Pac or Biggie’s murders have been solved, the previous run-ins 2Pac had with law enforcement, and his belief that the police were involved.
The interview audio at kiisfm.com has since been removed.
Afeni Shakur-Davis, mother of the late Tupac Shakur, planted her plant in the Peace Garden on Saturday (September 9) in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
The Las Vegas Review Journal reports Tupac Shakur’s sister, Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur, and aunt, Gloria “Glo” Cox, among family members who attended Wednesday’s unveiling of the rapper’s wax likeness at Madame Tussauds (The Venetian). His mother, Afeni, sent a statement thanking the museum for the honor, adding that she was still unable to visit Las Vegas, where the rap star was slain in September 1996.
The Las Vegas Review Journal reports Tupac Shakur’s wax likeness will be unveiled during a special ceremony at 11 a.m. today at Madame Tussauds at The Venetian.
Alot of people have posted articles or whatnot that “diss the rap from the south”
Why is it that only EAST COAST RAPPERS get critically acclaimed records. Why is it that you have to be political to be a “TRUE RAPPER”? Just as in the beginning, rappers from anywhere besides NY arent respected.
When Dr.Dre along with NWA broke onto the sceen back in the day, that’s the first time that any one outside of the NY area got attention, and what happened. Bull*****. The music was deemed to violent, it was suppose to cause riots, yet, when Public Enemy did “Fight the Power” and “911 is a joke” both songs that had videos where riots could have occured, were deemed ” the best thing to happen to hip hop”.
Why when Tupac released “Brenda’s Gotta Baby” a song that depicts a young girl being molested and becoming pregnant and then being murdered, did noone stand and take notice. It wasn’t until jail time or “east coast vs. west coast” beef that Pac became a living legend. He became immortalized with his death.
Yet even though talented was found on the West, it had to be a fluke, there wasnt no way in hell “southern” boys could rap.
So, now they say that Southern boys only rap about partying, getting high and whatever. Yet the first major group to get noticed was “OutKast” who have made all types of music, and even reminded a younger generation who may have forgotten just who “Rosa Parks” was.
Yeah, the south likes to party, but wasnt it 50 Cent and Fat Joe that said we could find them in the club, or having us “lean back”. Is this the music that’s suppose to make us all bow down to the EAST and give all our love to them.
Now “Yes” the EAST does have JAY and NAS, but the midwest also has COMMON and KANYE, the South has Scarface and Eightball and MJG.
I’d like people to take the time and actually listen to a variety of artists from an area before jumping in and stating “Facts” that don’t add up.
I didnt hear men complaining that Nelly’s music was “a disgrace to hip hop” when he had women in the clubs taking off thier clothes to “HOT IN HERRE”.
HipHop may have “Been Born” in NY, but like Adam and Eve’s children, it’s grown up and given birth to it’s own children, and they are taking over the world.
In the immortal words of my muse Tupac, Only GOD can judge Me, and that’s how I feel about hip hop, not only will GOD judge, the fans will as well, and $$$$ talks, the south and the midwest make more money in one year than EAST AND WEST COAST rappers combined.
AND THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE AT THE END OF THE DAY.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports Insomnia Media Group is teaming up with Tupac Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur, to produce ‘Live 2 Tell’ — the only screenplay written by the late rap star.