2Pac: Dexter Isaac confesses to the shooting of Tupac Shakur

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In an event that could lead to some level of closure for one of the biggest tragedies the rap and hip-hop communities has ever faced, a man claiming to be responsible for the shooting and robbery of Tupac Shakur in 1994 has come forward.

That man is Dexter Isaac, a convicted felon serving a life sentence in jail for numerous crimes, including murder.

In a statement from Isaac, he declares that the current CEO of Czar Entertainment, James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond paid him $2,500 to perform the deed. Isaac released this statement in response to being implicated by Henchman himself, who is embroiled in his own legal affairs, including escaping from an indictment for the dealing of cocaine.

The shooting in question between Tupac and, allegedly, Isaac, occurred in November of 1994, outside Quad Studios in Manhattan. The event was a catalyst for one of the biggest rap feuds to date, between East Coast rappers and West Coast rappers.

It also was the cause of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.’s major rivalry that, ultimately and unfortunately, ended in both of their deaths. The causes of their two deaths remain unsolved.

The Los Angeles Times previously released a story in 2008 connecting Rosemond and company to the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur. However, the story was later retracted because of false FBI reports used in the story.

The article in the Times stated that the assault was ordered on behalf of Sean “Diddy” Combs after Tupac declined to sign a contract with Bad Boy Records, owned by Combs.

With regard to the Tupac shooting, Dexter Isaac released this statement to AllHipHop: “I want to apologize to [Tupac’s] family and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Rosemond]. I am trying to clean it up to give [Tupac and Biggie’s] mothers some closure.”

Isaac believes that the statute of limitations has also expired on this incident and that he is safe from any legal action. This is the reason Isaac claims as to why he is now so forthcoming with his confession.

The validity of his statement has yet to be confirmed officially, but this event could lead to some closure, as well as to a renewed interest in the murders of two of the greatest rappers of the 90s. It should be noted that, as a general rule, there is no statute of limitations for the crime of murder.

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