"The Life And Times Of Prophecy"
Today Marks the 15 Year Anniversary of when Christopher Wallace, A.K.A. The Notorious B.I.G. A.K.A. Biggie Smalls was gunned down in front of the Petersen Automotive Museum off Fairfax and Wilshire in Los Angeles.
Wallace was attending the Vibe Magazine Soul Train Music Awards After-Party on Saturday Night, March 9th, 1997 when he was gunned down by an unknown assailant, who drove off into the night…. putting an end to the East Coast / West Coast Beef that culminated in the most tragic losses in Hip-Hop History… including Tupac’s Murder in Las Vegas after a Mike Tyson fight at the MGM Grand on September 7th, 1996.
And just as Dexter Isaac wrote a letter from jail admitting his responsibility for shooting Tupac at the Times Square Studios in 1994 on the 15 year anniversary of his death… Today, Retired Los Angeles Police Detective, Greg Kading announced that he knows who pulled the trigger in Biggie’s murder… The man in question is also deceased, dying from gunshot wounds.
For the sake of my safety, considering everybody knows my whereabouts at all times… I will not go any further into these claims and allegations.. you can search them all out yourself as many other sites have posted this information.
In the end, no amount of murder or case solving, or evidence or finger pointing will ever bring back our 2 Greatest Hip-Hop Artists of All Time, Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace.
In the end, our lesson to take from this is the fact that life is precious… and each individual and unique life happens only once, and once it is gone, it is gone for good.
Garry “Prophecy” Sun for SunOfHollywood.com
A Few prominent Hip-Hop figures took to Mastro’s Steakhouse after the Grammy’s to get their Post-Grammy Beef on.
This came in the form of Flo Rida, Drake and T.I. along with his wife Tiny from Xscape.
Luckily no Hip-Hop Artists were harmed in this Beef Post.
Garry “Prophecy” Sun for SunOfHollywood.com
Lupus LA held their annual Celebrity Poker Tournament and Party, “Get Lucky For Lupus LA” at the Petersen Automotive Museum last night, and quite a bit of Hollywood turned out for the cause.
The event was sponsored by Coca-Cola, and brought out folks from all four corners of the Industry. Some of the guests included Karina Smirnoff, Peta Murgatroyd, Kim Lee, Melissa Molinaro, Shanna Moakler, Verne Troyer, Quinton Aaron, Slash from Guns N’ Roses, Ryan Cabrera, Camryn Manheim and Melissa Joan Hart.
Other folks included Josh Altman from Million Dollar Listing with his girlfriend Heather Bilyeu, Borat star Ken Davitian, Omar Benson Miller from Eminem’s 8 Mile and 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, Shaun Toub from Iron Man and The Last Airbender, James Denton from Desparate Housewives, Jose Canseco Industry newcomer, Rochelle Vallese from Alien Armageddon and a slew of others.
One expected celeb that everyone was hoping for, but never showed, was Jennifer Love Hewitt.
And while all came out to support such a great cause as the fight against Lupus, I couldn’t help but have a moment of remembrance for Christopher Wallace, more greatly known as the Notorious B.I.G., whose life came to a close in front of the Petersen Automotive Museum on March 9th, 1997, and putting a close to the East Coast / West Coast War which also caused the loss of Tupac Shakur.
Yet another night to remember.
When we stopped to chat with Kurupt after Snoop was Honored at the BMI Event this weekend, he had a lot to say about The Doggfather’s Honors. And he also answered Tupac’s Question: “How Long Will They Mourn Me”
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While today, being Tupac’s Birthday, would be considered a bittersweet day, mixed with pain, sorrow, and joy that this dude even existed and left such timeless gifts behind…
We can at least rejoice in the fact and proof that truth always has a way of revealing itself, just as Dexter Isaacs finally came forward and revealed the true inner workings behind the Quad Studio shooting in 1994, which Tupac miraculously survived before being gunned down near the intersection of Flamingo and Koval in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Let’s just hope that further truth continues to reveal itself, and we find out who truly was behind the September 7th 1996 shooting that left this world without the greatest artist / activist / revolutionary / prophet this world and Hip-Hop has and ever will know.
God bless you bro, and everyone who knows what you’ve done in our world today.
Convicted Felon Dexter Isaacs has released a statement from prison, confessing to be the shooter of Tupac’s Infamous 1994 shooting at Quad Studios in Times Square, New York City.
This was the infamous robbery/shooting which left Tupac with 5 bullet holes, and one grazing his head and testicle. This shooting is what later sparked the historic East Coast / West Coast Beef which led to the slaying of both Tupac Shakur, who was shot in Las Vegas on September 7th, 1996 and later dying on September 13th, and the death of Christopher Wallace in Los Angeles on March 9th, 1997 in front of the Petersen Automotive Museum. Tupac consistently referred to the shooting incident as being an orchestrated hit, involving Biggie, Puffy, Bad Boy Entertainment, Andre Harrell, Little Shawn of Junior Mafia and “Stretch” a man later found to be an FBI Informant.
Tupac’s murder, who would have been 40 years old tomorrow, June 16th, and Biggie’s remain a mystery. But according to Dexter Isaacs, he was paid a measly $2,500 for the hit on Tupac in 1994 by Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond, President of Henchmen Entertainment.
Rosemond’s legal team has denied the allegations, but Isaac’s statement reads:
“I want to apologize to his family [Tupac Shakur] and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Jimmy Henchman], I am trying to clean it up to give [Tupac and Biggie's] mothers some closure.”
I guess he finally realized he was part of what led to the demise of quite possibly the greatest Hip-Hop Artist and one of the most powerful minds and souls of all time.
Let’s hope these events lead to more discovery of what really happened nearly 15 years ago, taking away the lives of the greatest we will ever know in Hip-Hop.
Tupac also gave reference to this shooting in his song “Only God Can Judge Me”
I hear the Doctor standin’ over me, Screamin I can make it
Got a Body full of Bullet-holes layin’ here naked… Still I
Can’t Breathe, something’s evil in my IV
Cause Everytime I breathe, I think they killin’ me
I’m havin’ nightmares, homicidal fantasies
I wake up stranglin’, Danglin my bedsheets
I call the nurse cause it hurts to reminisce
How did it come to this? I wish they didn’t miss.
Somebody help me, tell me where to go from here
Cause even Thugs cry, but do the Lord care?
Try to remember but it hurts
I’m walkin’ through the cemetery talkin to the dirt
I’d rather die like a man, than live like a coward
There’s a Ghetto up in Heaven and it’s Ours, “Black Power!”
Is what we scream as we dream in a paranoid state
and our fate is a lifetime of hate
Dear Mama can ya save me?
And fu@k Peace cause the streets got our babies, We gotta eat
No more hesitation, each and every black male’s trapped
And they wonder why we’re suicidal, runnin’ round strapped
Mister Police, please try to see
That it’s a Million Motherfu@kers stressin’ Just like me
Only God Can Judge me
daamnit if the entire West Coast didn’t come out for Snoop’s party to launch Blast from the makers of Colt 45 and Snoop’s new album “Doggumentary” which was released on MySpace earlier this week… Kurupt, Warren G, Too Short, DJ Quik and … wait, hold up !! Paris and Nicky Hilton?
Now if this were to have happened back in the day, Snoop might’ve risked losing some “street cred”… but lucky for him, not only is he a superstar in his own right, but Hip-Hop culture is completely intertwined now with Pop Culture. As a matter of fact, having Paris and Nicky at your Hip-Hop party probably adds to your street cred, cause it shows just how much your music crosses all boundaries.
And boy, was Colt 45 really trying their hardest to sell that “Blast”… They sure did the damn thang… They even brought out 101 Damenations lookin fine and crowdin up the entire sidewalk across Sunset Blvd. outside of Trousdale, where the event was being held.
Outside of the club, DJ Quik gave love to Nate Dogg’s families to the cameras… and in addition to that, it’s lookin like DJ Quik may just be down to work with the kid. Stay tuned and I’ll keep you posted on that shizz.
Other celebrity guests included Ryan Cabrera, Megan Goode, Chris Evans, and Natasha Henstridge, as well as the always beautiful Ashlan Gorse from E!. You know that chick is tall as fu*k!!
And you know what, it def felt like an old school West Coast Gangsta Rap party since there was like 6 squad cars of sheriffs outside, just itchin and waitin for some whoridaz.
Luckily, there wasn’t one. Keep the peace ladies and gentlemen
btw, u know people have been wondering why Snoop would release his new album on MySpace. Execs were telling the company they need to turn it around or else… I guess this is their first step in heading back into our culture… and they must’ve paid Snoop some major loot $$$