The Death of a Hip Hip Legend
"Death is not the greatest loss in life"
“Hello no, you my money, you ain’t gonna get in no fight, get over there…” If then manager Suge Knight would have only controlled his talent “Tupac would still be alive today.” These are the words of Tupac Shakur’s former body guard James McDonald aka Mob James describing the post match brawl in Las Vegas that culminated in the rap super-star being gunned 2 1/2 hours later at a traffic light in one of the city’s busiest thorough fares. The demise of one of the hip-hop worlds’ brightest stars is still one of the most infamous unsolved homicide cases in the U.S.
For decades there has been a flurry of speculation of who was both the mastermind and gunman in Tupac’s death, investigative journalism and research documentaries, as well as cold case detectives have come to a shaky consensus that Tupac’s death was strongly linked to the gangland rivalry of the Bloods and Crips of Compton L.A. Just how one of the most successful and famous musical talents of 90’s hip-hop ended up being victim to a gangland drive-by shooting is still hotly contested.