Tupac Shakur is born on June 16, 1971 in Brooklyn, NY. Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur is an active member of the Black Panther Party. The name Shakur is Arabic for "Thankful to Allah"
Eric “Eazy-E” Wright and Jerry Heller co-found Ruthless Records in 1987. Wright receives 80 percent of all income, Heller; 20 percent.
Suge Knight is employed as a bodyguard by SOLAR Records head, Dick Griffey. Knight also provided protection for NWA group members. The group NWA was under contract by Ruthless Records.
Marion “Suge” Knight co-founds Death Row Records with Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, and Tracy “The DOC” Curry and Dick Griffey in 1991. Later, additional partners are revealed; Michael “Harry-O” Harris, and criminal defense attorney, David Kenner.
Michael Harris, a known and convicted drug dealer and prisoner, contributes $1 million to finance Death Row Records.
Death Row Records startup capital partially funded by drug money. A judgment in the amount of $107 million, awarded in a civil suit filed by Michael Harris proves this fact.
Eazy-E affiliated with the Crips gang.
Michael Harris and Suge Knight, affiliated with the Bloods gang, albeit different sets.
Suge Knight and his associates threaten Eric Wright and Jerry Heller with death and physical violence in order to release The DOC, Michel’le and Dr. Dre from their Ruthless contracts and sign with Death Row Records.
Eric Wright files a multimillion dollar lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment, parent company of Death Row Records in 1992. Accusations involve violations of the RICO Act. This fact is a direct consequence of Fact # 9.
Christopher “Notorious BIG” Wallace, discovered by Uptown Records, A&R / Producer, Sean Combs, who signs Wallace to Uptown.
Sean “Puffy” Combs founds Bad Boy Records in 1993. Signs C. Wallace to label.
Tupac meets and maintains the friendship and company of Jacques Agnant, "Haitian Jack".
Tupac meets and maintains an association with James Rosemond, "Jimmy Henchman". Henchman appears as an extended association through Agnant.
Tupac “2pac” Shakur, along with others, including Jacques Agnant, is charged with rape in November 1993.
Agnant's lawyers separate his case from Shakur's case, although they were initially charged together.
It becomes known soon after that Jacques Agnant and James Rosemond are Informants for a Federal / NYPD Task Force investigating a variety of different crimes.
Shakur is shot and robbed at Quad studios, New York City, NY on November 30, 1994.
On February 6, 1995, Shakur is sentenced to 1.5-4.5 years at the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York on a sexual assault charge.
Shakur accuses Sean Combs, Andre Harrell, Biggie Smalls and fellow Bad Boy Records associates of organizing the Quad Studio Shooting. Shakur also suspects and later accuses Haitian Jack and Jimmy Henchman of directly being involved in the organization of the shooting.
On March 26, 1995, Eric “Eazy -E” Wright, months after contracting the AIDS virus, dies from AIDS related pneumonia.
Tomica Woods marries Eric Wright on his deathbed, eventually inheriting Ruthless Records as Owner and CEO.
Tupac Shakur is bailed out of prison by Suge Knight and Death Row Records on a pending appeal on his charge. Shakur signs a 3 album deal with the label.
On August 3rd, 1995 at the Source Awards, Suge Knight publicly taunts Bad Boy Records and Founder, Sean Combs. As affirmed by the latter’s (Combs) reaction to the former’s (Knight) words during the event. Both the event and reactions were recorded.
Suge Knight’s bodyguard, Jake Robles a Death Row employee and MOB Piru Blood is shot and killed at a party at the Platinum House in Atlanta, GA on September 24, 1995.
At a Death Row Christmas party in Hollywood, Mark Anthony Bell is beaten by Suge Knight’s associates, which consist of Blood gang members, and Death Row employees. Bell is asked to give up Sean Comb’s LA home address, which he does not do. 2pac Shakur and Dr. Dre are present during the beating.
2pac Shakur releases his first album on Death Row Records, All Eyez on Me on February 13, 1996. Later in the year more releases continue, including the single, Hit 'Em Up which publicly attacks Bad Boy Records, the Notorious BIG and other label affiliates.
Sean Combs hires L.A. South Side Crips gang members as security for various concert / business related activities while in Los Angeles, CA. Comb's close friend, Eric "Zip" Martin brought Combs into contact with Crips gang members.
2pac Shakur initiates a fight with Orlando Anderson, a known South Side Crip gang member in the MGM Grand Lobby along with the rest of the Death Row Records Entourage. The incident is caught on video surveillance.
On September 7th, 1996, 2pac Shakur and Suge Knight are the victims of a drive by shooting in Las Vegas, NV. Knight suffers a minor wound from a grazed bullet in the head, while Shakur is hit 4 times and dies six days later at University Medical Center on September 13th, 1996.
The murder investigation points to Orlando Anderson as a leading suspect in the shooting. An eyewitness describes four male blacks in a white new model cadillac.
The Ammunition, determined by LVMPD police to be from a 40 Caliber pistol.
In November 1996, Yaki Kadafi, a relative of Shakur's and a member of Shakur's group, the Outlawz, is murdered in New Jersey. Kadafi alleged to have seen the driver of the white cadillac the night 2pac was shot. Kadafi declines to be interviewed or view a line up of Orlando after Death Rows attorneys advise him not to cooperate.
On November 30, 1995, a year to the day of Shakur's Quad studio shooting. Shakur's longtime friend, Randy "Stretch" Walker is murdered execution style in New York City. Walker was present alongside Shakur during the robbery and shooting at Quad studios.
In early 1997, the FBI begins investigating whether the JDL (Jewish Defense League) extorted Tupac Shakur and Eric Wright, either for political or social gain, financing for their organization or for personal profit.
The FBI is reported to have approximately 5000 pages of documentation concerning Tupac Shakur. Only 99 of those pages have been made public due to what the FBI cites as a potential National Security risk if they were made public.
On March 9th, 1997, Christopher Wallace is shot and killed in Los Angeles, CA in a drive by shooting.
Officer Russell Poole is assigned to the Biggie Smalls murder investigation.
Poole resigns from the LAPD in 1999.
Poole makes information regarding the investigation public in a book co written with Randal Sullivan titled, LAbirynth, released in 2002. Poole believes Suge Knight, a blood affiliate, ordered David Mack, an LAPD police officer to kill Wallace.
In 2005, Voletta Wallace, mother of Christopher Wallace, files a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles.
The case is subsequently reopened and the details concerning the renewed investigation can be found in Greg Kading's book, Murder Rap.
South Side Los Angeles, CA Crip gang member, Keffe D confesses to the murder of Tupac Shakur at the behest of Puffy Combs. Claims his nephew and fellow South Side Crip gang member, Orlando Anderson did the shooting.
Both Tupac Shakur's and Biggie Small's murders officially remain unsolved.
In Mid 2011, a former James Rosemond associate and prisoner named Dexter Isaac confesses to getting paid by James Rosemond to rob Tupac Shakur the night of the Quad studio shooting in 1994. Isaac also vaguely suggests Rosemond's association with Sean Combs, although not specifically stating whether Combs was linked in any way to the organization of the shooting.
The term MOB is defined as Member of Bloods among other street definitions and meanings the term is used within.
Ruthless Records startup capital partially funded by drug money.
Bad Boy Records startup capital partially funded by drug money.
Sean Combs, Andre Harrell, Biggie Smalls and their associates organized the Quad Studio shooting.
Either Suge Knight and /or Jerry Heller and/or Tomica Wright were involved in Eazy-E’s contraction of the AIDS virus and his eventual death from the illness.
Sean Combs orders his body guards to shoot Death Row CEO, Suge Knight. The shots hit Knight’s bodyguard, Jake Robles, who is killed.
Sean Combs wants both 2pac Shakur and Suge Knight killed and has contacted various people, including Los Angeles South Side Crips gang members to carry out the hit.
Suge Knight had motive to kill 2pac Shakur due to Shakur's desire to leave Death Row Records after fulfilling his contractual obligations and executed the killing of 2pac on the night of September 7, 1996.
Tupac Shakur was killed by Crips gang members after Shakur and the Death Row entourage, consisting of Bloods gang members, jumped and beat up Orlando Anderson, a Los Angeles, Crips gang member.
The Notorious BIG ordered the killing of 2pac Shakur and may have been in Las Vegas the night of the shooting.
Tupac Shakur faked his death.
Suge Knight is in no way involved in the death of Biggie Smalls.
An unnamed Death Row informant claims Randy "Stretch" Walker was murdered by a MOB Piru named, "Knob" Johnson.
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