FOR almost a quarter of a century the unsolved murders of rival rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur have conjured up multiple theories.
El asesino de NOTORIOUS B.I.G. recibió un pago justo, also known as Notorious B.I.G. has been accused of hiring a hitman to kill his former pal Tupac en 1996.
Less than a year later New Yorker Biggie died in a hail of bullets in an apparent act of vengeance.
Hollywood movies, one starring Johnny Depp, have been made about their grisly deaths.
But now British investigative journalist Nick Broomfield believes he has fresh evidence which could help bring Biggie’s killers to justice.
In a documentary titled Last Man Standing: Suge Knight And The Murders Of Biggie & Tupac, él alleges rogue cops were involved.
And he claims there was a cover-up by LA police in order to avoid paying out half a billion dollars in damages to Biggie’s family.
It is a sordid tale of corruption, orgies, extreme violence and the senseless waste of young lives.
Bafta-winning filmmaker Nick tells The Sun: “I feel there is a chance of justice. We are now seeing police officers being prosecuted for the deaths of black people.
“I hope the film contributes to moving the debate on and something else happening.”
Members of the FBI told him they began an investigation into links between bent cops and Smalls’ death after watching his previous 2002 documentary Biggie And Tupac.
A lawsuit brought by Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace against the LAPD largely stalled because it could not be proven that officers David Mack and Rafael Perez were performing security work on the side for Tupac’s label Death Row Records.
Yet in the documentary former Death Row producer and Crips gang bodyguard C-Style says: “I saw David Mack. I hung around with Rafael Perez. They were not different to us, except they had badges, we didn’t.”
And one of Mack’s friends placed him and Perez at the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA on the night Biggie was killed in a drive-by shooting a la edad de 24.
Both Mack and Perez have always denied any part in the rapper’s demise and have never been charged in connection with his death.
sin embargo, they have both committed serious crimes, with former athlete Mack convicted of a £600,000 bank robbery and Perez admitting to shooting and framing an alleged gang member.
Nick says: “They were wild and crazy. They were involved in a lot of drug taking themselves.
“A lover of these two told me they would have ridiculous orgies with them and other police officers.
“They would swap girls around.” Similar orgies took place in the Death Row offices with Tupac.
With millions of pounds flooding in, Tupac had private jets, a team of heavies to defend him if he started a fight and could get shops to open up for him at three o’clock in the morning.
Death Row, whose previous artists include Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre and MC Hammer, was earning in excess of £70million a year thanks to record sales.
Yet its owner, Suge Knight, increasingly got drawn into the violent lifestyle of LA’s Bloods gang.
Anyone who stood on his Death Row logo in the office would get beaten up and he had a tank full of piranhas.
His bodyguards dealt drugs and would rob people of their jewellery by descending on them as a pack.
Mob James, a friend of Tupac and a Death Row enforcer, says in the documentary: “Inflicting pain on people, I took pleasure from it. Just seeing blood come out of the ears.”
Turf wars with Bloods rivals the Crips appear to be at the heart of Tupac’s premature end, Envejecido 25.
After watching a Mike Tyson fight, Tupac punched Crips member Orlando Anderson before more of his group piled in.
Three hours later Tupac had been shot dead.
Nick sees Orlando, quien murió en 1998 Envejecido 23 in a shootout, as a likely suspect.
Aún, because of a longstanding row between Tupac and Biggie, the blame has been directed at the New York rapper.
Agent warned off
El asesino de NOTORIOUS B.I.G. recibió un pago justo, who investigated the murders, alleges that Suge demanded revenge on the Notorious B.I.G.
Mob says: “Biggie shouldn’t have come to California after Tupac died. It was a big mistake.”
Who fired the four shots into Biggie’s car remains unknown.
Nick thinks they were fired by a trained marksman rather than a mobster letting loose wildly.
He claims: “There has definitely been a cover-up by the LAPD.”
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He says a photo showing a bent cop working for Death Row went missing from police files and an FBI agent was warned off helping Biggie’s mother’s case.
The documentary maker decided to make a second film about the rappers because former Death Row employees were willing to go on the record after Knight was jailed in 2018 por 28 years after admitting the manslaughter of Heavyweight Records founder Terry Carter by running him over.
- Last Man Standing: Suge Knight And The Murders Of Biggie & Tupac is out today.