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New Details Emerge from the Notorious B.I.G Murder


In case you didn’t know, B.I.G, or Christopher Wallace’s, murder file was reopened by the FBI.  In recent weeks, a lot of interesting new details have emerged that could bring the police one step closer to find out who killed him.  There are five new “clues:”

1.  Police have tried to connect the Tupac and Biggie murders from the start.  A new clue, but we all know the theories that have been created since their deaths happened so closely together in the midst of the East Coast/West Coast rap beef. According to documents released by the FBI, Tupac’s name is mentioned several times AND it seems as though they were able to find people who were present at both shootings.

Super important detail:  Many of the LAPD officers present at the Peterson Automotive Museum event that Biggie left before he got shot were also employed as security officers at Death Row Records (a violation of LAPD policy).

2.  The official version of his death is the following:  Biggie exited the event and got into the passenger seat of the middle car of a three car caravan.  A Chevy SS Impala pulled up next to him and shots were fired through the window.  He was pronounced minutes later, before he even got to the hospital.

3.  The bullets that killed Biggie were rare.  They were from a “very rare” Gecko 9mm ammunition, only manufactured in Germany.  There are only two distributors of the bullets; one in California and one in New Jersey.

4.  The property report reveals everything that Biggie had on him when he died: a Georgia driver’s license, a pen, his clothes (obviously), .91 grams of marijuana, misc. papers, an asthma inhaler, and three condoms.

5.  Biggie had ties to the mafia; specifically the Genovese crime family in New York.  FBI think the family may have video/surveillance that could have photos of people involved in the shooting.

Man oh man; these details are interesting and hopeful at the same time.  Sounds like the police are finally making some leeway in this case.  Do we think that Tupac and Biggie’s murders are connected?

Former Bad Boy Artist Confesses to Murder


This is bizarre.

Former Bad Boy artist G-Dep has confessed to fatally murdering someone 17 years ago.  He reportedly walked into the 25th precinct in Harlem and told an officer, “I shot and killed someone seventeen years ago.”  At least he got straight to the point.  According to The New York Post and MTV,

“Dep told police that he was riding a bike when he approached his victim, 32-year-old John Henkel, on Park Avenue and East 114th street near the James Weldon Johnson housing projects. Dep, just 18 years old at the time, was planning to rob Henkel, but when he resisted, shot him three times in the chest with a .40-caliber hand gun. He then fled from the crime scene and threw the gun into the East River. Henkel was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s hospital.

The crime took place in the 23rd precinct, so investigators from that station house were contacted. William Dunn, a detective at the 23rd precinct, reportedly reviewed the case, which had gone cold, and found that the rapper’s story went hand-in-hand with what was on file.”

I’m guessing he confessed because he couldn’t hold it in any longer.  Dep was signed to Bad Boy back in 1998 and released his debut album Child of the Ghetto in 2001, but didn’t sell well.  I couldn’t remember who this dude was until I listened to this jam and was like oooohhhhh (let’s also make note that I had to wait a minute before I actually heard Dep since Diddy wanted to yell over the track like he always does….take that.).