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After Biggie Smalls' mother had his murder case reopened in , LAPD hit on both Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight, following the highly publicised rap beef . Tupac worked on the west coast, Biggie on the east. revolutionary heritage (his mother was former Black Panther Afeni Shakur) and poetic. The very idea of him having a close relationship with his mother seems the media have said, Afeni and I know that Tupac and Biggie did not.
Tupac worked on the west coast, Biggie on the east. Tupac had the good looks, revolutionary heritage his mother was former Black Panther Afeni Shakur and poetic aspirations, but only middling skills. Biggie had the gangster credentials he used to deal crack in Brooklyneveryman appeal and effortless, weighty-but-nimble flow — to him, rapping itself was sheer poetry. They both thought big: They were on good terms until Tupac was shot five times in a Manhattan recording studio on 30 November He suspected Biggie and his mentor, Sean "Puffy" Combs, of arranging the shooting.
After serving almost a year in jail for sexual abuse, he signed with Death Row, whose shady kingpin Suge Knight had his own grudge against Combs. Old-fashioned territorial rivalry, a familiar and largely harmless theme in hip-hop, blossomed into a more dangerous vendetta between the east and west coast factions, stoked by lyrical provocations from Biggie Who Shot Ya?
But this is where the myth risks overtaking reality. Despite numerous competing theories, nobody has ever been prosecuted for either murder, and there's no evidence that the feud directly led to the killings. And the MCs' grim premonitions stemmed more from bravado than a genuine death wish. Each man had an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. At any given moment each could be either witty or morose, socially conscious or self-serving, sensitive or brutal, invincible or doomed.
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All hip-hop life was here. Neither man seemed ready to die. O'Neal said they were introduced during a listening session for "Gimme the Loot"; Wallace mentioned him in the lyrics and thereby attracted O'Neal to his music. According to Combs, Wallace would not collaborate with "anybody he didn't really respect" and that Wallace paid O'Neal his respect by "shouting him out". The group consisted of his friends from childhood and included rappers such as Lil' Kim and Lil' Ceasewho went on to have solo careers.
By the end of the year, Wallace was the top-selling male solo artist and rapper on the U. In an interview with Vibe in Aprilwhile serving time in Clinton Correctional FacilityShakur accused Uptown Records ' founder Andre HarrellSean Combs, and Wallace of having prior knowledge of a robbery that resulted in him being shot five times and losing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry on the night of November 30, Though Wallace and his entourage were in the same Manhattan -based recording studio at the time of the shooting, they denied the accusation.
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He just, he couldn't really say who really had something to do with it at the time. So he just kinda' leaned the blame on me. Collaboration with Michael Jackson, more arrests, accusations of Shakur's death, and second child Wallace began recording his second studio album in September over 18 months in New York City, Trinidadand Los Angeles.
The recording was interrupted by injury, legal disputes, and a highly publicized hip hop dispute.
In mid, he was arrested at his home in Teaneck, New Jerseyfor drug and weapons possession charges. Wallace referenced the first claim on Jay-Z's "Brooklyn's Finest", in which he raps: Rumors of Wallace's involvement with Shakur's murder spread.
However, The New York Times called the documents inconclusive, stating: The pages purport to be three computer printouts from Daddy's House, indicating that Wallace was in the studio recording a song called Nasty Boy on the night Shakur was shot. But nothing indicates when the documents were created.
And Louis Alfred, the recording engineer listed on the sheets, said in an interview that he remembered recording the song with Wallace in a late-night session, not during the day. He could not recall the date of the session but said it was likely not the night Shakur was shot. We would have heard about it, Mr. According to her, Wallace said that she was not "gonna go do no song with them,"  likely because of the group's affiliation with Tupac and Death Row Records. Life After Death and car accident During the recording for his second album, Life After DeathWallace and Lil' Cease were arrested for smoking marijuana in public and had their car repossessed.
Wallace chose a Chevrolet Lumina rental car as a substitute, despite Lil' Cease's objections.
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The car had brake problems but Wallace dismissed them. Wallace spent months in a hospital following the accident; he was temporarily confined to a wheelchair,  forced to use a cane,  and had to complete therapy. Despite his hospitalization, he continued to work on the album. The accident was referred to in the lyrics of "Long Kiss Goodnight": Murder of The Notorious B. In FebruaryWallace traveled to California to promote Life After Death and record a music video for its lead single, " Hypnotize ".
In the interview, he stated that he had hired a security detail since he feared for his safety; this was because he was a celebrity figure in general, not because he was a rapper. PSTafter the fire department closed the party early due to overcrowding, Wallace left with his entourage in two GMC Yukons to return to his hotel.
Combs traveled in the other vehicle with three bodyguards. PSTthe streets were crowded with people leaving the party. A black Chevy Impala pulled up alongside Wallace's truck.