One of the greatest mysteries in hip-hop has finally gotten some closure because Jimmy Henchmen confessed to planning the 1994 hit on Tupac Shakur at Quad Studios.
After being convicted of running an interstate drug operation, Jimmy Henchman confessed to authorities he was the mastermind behind the shooting and robbery of Tupac Shakur that began the East Coast vs. West Coast war. According to the Village Voice, Henchman participated in “Queen For A Day” government sessions last fall where he confessed to being the brains behind the operation that landed Tupac in the hospital nursing five gunshot wounds.
(The “Queen For A Day” program allows suspected assailants under investigation choose to enter an agreement with the government to confess knowledge of certain crimes with the agreement that the information won’t be used to prosecute them.)
His confession unfolded as he was trying to carve out a cooperation deal that might lead to a reduced sentence, according to federal prosecutors. “Rosemond apparently came clean about his involvement in Tupac’s ambush shortly after his former best friend, Dexter Isaac, stepped forward last summer to publicly confess that he had led the attack on Shakur in 1994. Isaac released a statement on June 16, 2011 to allhiphop.com, saying it was Rosemond who had paid him to rob and pistol-whip Tupac.”
As our friends at HipHopWired pointed out, the statute of limitations when it comes to the robbery is expired. Criminals suspected of robbery can be prosecuted up to seven years after the crime. Though, Henchman and and one of his partners in the Tupac shooting have confessed, they did so well after the statute of limitations had expired. So no extra years can be added on to Henchman’s sure-to-be lengthy prison sentence.
Lock his Ass up and throw away the key!!
Rumors are floating around that director Kenny Leon (best known for the 2008 television film, “A Raisin in the Sun”) wants to bring the iconic rapper, Tupac, to the Broadway stage with a musical called “Holler If Ya Hear Me” sometime in 2013.
“The idea was always to make a musical inspired by his music and not to do an autobiographical approach to his life or anything like that,” he said. “And because I always thought that Tupac was a prophet and I thought if everybody could hear his words and hear his stories, they would see what I see. So we are going to probably do a big workshop in New York this summer and I’m going to try to bring it to Broadway in the next Broadway season.”
WHOA! Tupac on Broadway? Sounds interesting and corny at the same time. Although Leon is notable for his work on Broadway and on television, it’s hard not to imagine a chorus line of dancers doing the high kick to Tupac’s music. Let’s just hope he gets it right!
Ok, really after two decades, the wrap is coming off a purported Tupac Shakur sex tape.
The hip hop legend is the star of a steamy five minute video that an unidentified owner is prepping for posthumous release, TMZ reported Monday.
The 1991 recording begins with a bunch of groupies in a living room during a house party, TMZ said. Continue reading
Happy Birthday Mr. Shakur. Today Tupac would have celebrated his 40th birthday.
Celebrations are taking place in memory of Tupac today in Los Angeles and Atlanta.
Red Storm (Def Poetry Jam) is hosting “A Poetry Tribute” for Tupac tonight in downtown Los Angeles (see flyer below)
Also, Georgia officials in DeKalb County have officially declared June 16th “Tupac Shakur Day”. The hip hop community will be joining Afeni Shakur tonight at the Atlanta Symphony Hall to celebrate Tupac’s life. This event will be hosted by Mike Epps
“I’m looking forward to another year of preserving Tupac’s legacy by celebrating his life with his fans and furthering his causes by supporting his organization,” Mike Epps said.
Mike Epps will be joined by rappers Bun B, Too $hort, 8 Ball & MJG along with R&B singer Erykah Badu & DJ Drama
”I am greatly honored to have been invited by Afeni Shakur to celebrate her
son’s 40th birthday. I do not take this honor for granted,” Erykah Badu said in a statement.
No matter where you are tonight make sure you take a moment to remember Tupac. He will always be missed but never forgotten.
(via AllHipHop News) A man has admitted to being involved in the attack on rap star Tupac Shakur inside Manhattan’s Quad Studios in November of 1994, after allegedly being paid $2,500 dollars by James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond.
Dexter Isaac, a former friend of Rosemond, is an inmate currently serving life in prison for murder, robbery and other offenses.
Isaac came forward Wednesday (June 15th) with the information on the eve of what would be Tupac’s 40th birthday. Continue reading