Today In Hip Hop History: Who Murdered Hip Hop Legend Tupac Shakur?

Who murdered 2Pac? After nearly two decades to he day the question still remains…

Rapper Tupac Shakur was then taken to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada hospital after being shot several times in a drive-by on a Las Vegas strip and was under a medically induced coma for six days before dying from internal bleeding on September 13, 1996.

After several failed attempts by doctors to revive 2Pac, his mother Afeni Shakur requested for his life support machine to be turned off. What were the events that transpired the days before the September 7th shooting that caused his early demise and why has the mystery of his death never been solved? These are the questions that remain 19 years later. Chris Carroll, a retired Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department sergeant, told Vegas Seven Magazine in an interview last year that we may never know;

“Shakur’s murder is still considered an unsolved homicide and an unsolved homicide case is technically never closed. But nothing more is ever going to happen with it.”

After all the documentaries that have been put out pertaining to Pac’s death, most fans attempt to put the clues together and create their own hypothesis yet without hard evidence it’s still just an educated guess as to what really happened the night of September 7, 1996.


The only real evidence police have are the witness accounts from Outlaw members E.D.I Mean, who claimed to have seen all four men in the vehicle and Yaki Kadafi, who was involved in a scuffle with officers two days following the shooting after they pulled over a driver he was with and he protested. Officers did not try to locate Kadafi, who was later gunned down in the PJs in Irving, NJ two months after the shooting.

Compton investigators assembled mug shots of several gang members, which included Orlando Anderson, the Crip that Tupac attacked in the MGM Grand lobby hours before the shooting. Anderson is the suspect said to have fired the fatal shots that killed Pac. Las Vegas police later discounted Anderson as a suspect and interviewed him only once. He was later killed in an unrelated gang shooting.

Las Vegas homicide Sergeant Kevin Manning said detectives called his lawyer to set up a meeting with a witness, so that the pictures could be reviewed but According to Manning the calls were not returned. E.D.I. Mean and Frank Alexander, Pac’s body guard, told The Los Angeles Times in early 1997 that they had never been asked by the Las Vegas police to view photos of possible suspects in the case despite having seen the shooting and the faces of the men in the car from which shots were fired at Pac and Suge Knight. Alexander reported seeing the face of the suspect that shot Shakur but he was found dead with a bullet wound to the head in his home in Murrieta, CA on April 28, 2013. It’s being reported that it was suicide and there haven’t been any further reports following Big Frank’s death. Till this day, Las Vegas police dispute the witness accounts of what they reported to the officers the night of the shooting.

So who assassinated Tupac Shakur? The world may never really know.

-Infinite Wiz(@InfiniteWiz)

Jamycheal Mitchell Dies In Jail After Being Held 3 Months For Stealing Snacks

A Virginia man who was arrested for stealing $5 worth of snacks has died in jail

After being held in Hampton Roads Jail in Portsmouth, Virginia since May 11, 2015, Jamycheal Mitchell, 24, has died. Mitchell was found unresponsive in his cell about 5:45 AM on August 19, 2015 and he was pronounced dead shortly after.

Mr. Mitchell was arrested on April 22nd for petty larceny. A store clerk at the 7-Eleven claimed Mitchell had stolen a bottle of soda, a candy bar and a small cake. According to court records Mitchell’s past charges have included petty theft, larceny and trespassing.

Jail officials told the Virginia-Pilot newspaper that he was being held there because he could not be placed with a mental hospital though he was prescribed meds. While police are still investigating the cause of death, family members told the Guardian newspaper that Mitchell had stopped eating and had a history of mental illness taking medication in the past.

The Guardian, which published the initial report, spoke to the family before the medical examiner determines Mitchell’s cause of death. Ms. Holley could not confirm reports that he was starving himself or not taking medication. She told The Guardian,

His body failed and he lost up to 65lbs (29kg) in jail…Once we get results of the autopsy, we will know if there is any foul play, that determines what routes we go.”

A spokeswoman for the Hampton Roads Regional Jail has declined to make a statement as the family awaits the autopsy report.

-Infinite Wiz(@InfiniteWiz)

Two Virginia Journalists Shot In The Head By Former WDBJ Employee

Two WDBJ journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, were shot while broadcasting by a former employee of their station

Two VA journalists, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, have been killed by a gunman while broadcasting. Both victims were shot in the head and listed as homicides.

Parker suffered gunshot wounds to the head and chest while Ward died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso. It’s not been determined how many times they were shot during the attack on Wednesday.

The shooter, Vester Flanagan, later died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. He claimed the staff had mistreated him during his time there and he was discriminated against due to homosexuality.

Vicki Gardner, who was being interviewed at the time of the attack, was shot in the back after Flanagan missed her twice. According to her husband Tim, she got up and walked to the ambulance after being hit.

-Infinite Wiz(@InfiniteWiz)

Today In Hip Hop History: J Dilla Releases Sophomore LP “The Shining” In 2006

The Shining is the second official solo album released nine years ago from the late Hip Hop legend J Dilla

The Shining is the incomplete album set for release at the time of Hip Hop great J Dilla‘s passing and was completed after his death on February 10, 2006.

Aside from the instrumental album entitled Donuts, The Shining was the first full-length solo album release by J Dilla (since the Welcome 2 Detroit feature five years earlier) and was highly anticipated. It was officially released on August 22, 2006 through BBE Records. An instrumental version all produced by J Dilla followed its release shortly afterward, check it out below…

-Infinite Wiz(@InfiniteWiz)

Another Black Man In St. Louis Is Killed By Police

St. Louis resident Mansur Ball-Bey’s autopsy shows he was shot in the back by police Wednesday

The initial police report regarding the death of the Black man that was shot by St. Louis police this week said that officers were carrying out a search warrant on a house late Wednesday morning, when Mansur Ball-Bey was shot and killed by plainclothes officers as he and another man ran out the back door.

St. Louis police Chief Dotson stated he had seen evidence that the two men hopped a fence behind the house and ran down an alley. Undercover officers wearing bulletproof vests were stationed at the rear of the house and they ordered Mr. Ball-Bey and the other man to stop and drop their guns. According to officials, Mr. Ball-Bey turned and pointed his gun at the officers and two of them opened fire. One officer fired three times and another fired once while Mr. Ball-Bey was shot once in the back.

The law firm representing Mr. Ball-Bey’s family has given a different account. According to Tonia Harris, a special consultant with the Legal Solution Group, witnesses say Mr. Ball-Bey was not at the house the police raided but in a backyard two houses away with one other person. 18-year-old Ball-Bey recently graduated from high school and was working at FedEx. Ms. Harris confirms he had no criminal record.

The examiner, Dr. Michael A. Graham, says that despite the bullet wound to the back, other physical evidence will have to be examined before conclusions could be drawn. St. Louis residents have been in an uproar as they await the official autopsy report and deal with yet another death of a Black man by the hands of police.

-Infinite Wiz(@InfiniteWiz)

Ex-Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle Admits To Collecting Child Porn

Fogle is scheduled for sentencing November 19 on child-pornography charges and has agreed to plead guilty to allegations

On Wednesday, Jared Fogle, the famed ex-Subway spokesman, admitted to collecting child porn and hiring underage prostitutes over a period of eight years. He was recently placed under house arrest pending a court hearing to enter his guilty plea.

Prosecutors said they recommend a 151-month jail term and he will be sentenced on November 19, 2015.

Earlier this year, Jared, the executive director of Fogle’s Foundation, was arrested on three counts each of child pornography, child exploitation and voyeurism. He was allegedly in possession of approximately 500 pornographic videos.

Rochelle Herman, an ex TV journalist and self proclaimed FBI informant, claims Fogle asked her to install home cameras so he could watch her young children, all while she wore a wire. She told CNN Thursday in her interview with Anderson Cooper about Fogle’s interest in young girls. Herman was the Florida newscaster who revealed Fogle that reportedly said, “Middle school girls are hot”, before working undercover for four years.

-Infinite Wiz(@InfiniteWiz)

The Death Of Black Panther Leader Huey P. Newton

26 years ago today Black revolutionary icon Huey Newton was killed in the streets of Oakland, California

On August 22, 1989, co-founder of the Black Panther Party For Self Defense (BPP) Huey P. Newton was murdered. Newton was fatally shot on Center Street in the Lower Bottoms neighborhood of West Oakland by a 24-year-old Black Guerrilla Family member. His last words to his killer before being shot twice in the head were,

You can kill my body, and you can take my life, but you can never kill my soul. My soul will live forever!”

Newton’s killer, Tyrone Robinson, was convicted of the murder in 1991 and sentenced to up to 32 years to life in prison.

Born in born in Monroe, Louisiana February 17, 1942, Huey Newton attended the University of California, Santa Cruz and studied law attaining his Bachelor’s Degree and PhD. While Newton attended Merritt College in California, Newton and his comrade, Chairman Bobby Seale, organized the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in October 1966 with Huey as Minister of Defense. The BPP achieved national and international recognition through their active role in the Black Liberation Movement and in politics dealing with race relations of the 1960s and 1970s. The Party’s political agenda included better housing, better jobs, and proper education for all Black people, which was all documented in their Ten-Point Program.

In the years leading up to Newton’s death, the BPP was under heavy ridicule from the powers that be and classified as a hate group. In time the BPP was dismantled as it’s leaders were either killed, imprisoned or addicted to drugs. Still even today the works an ideas of the prolific leader Huey P. Newton live on and “will live forever”…

-Infinite Wiz (@InfiniteWiz)

Black August: The Assassination Of George Jackson

Today in history, George Jackson was murdered by prison guards during an attempted prison escape at San Quentin in 1971

Black August originated in California in honor of Jonathan Jackson, George Jackson, William Christmas, Hugo “Yogi” Pinell, James McClain and Khatari Gaulden; known as the San Quentin Six.

Jonathan Jackson was gunned down outside the Marin County California courthouse on August 7, 1970 as he attempted to free McClain, Christmas and Magee which is the only survivor and the former co-defendant of Angela Davis.

George Jackson was killed by prison guards during a Black prison rebellion at San Quentin on August 21, 1971, along with three prison guards. Officials charged six Black and Latino prisoners with the death of those guards.

Black August although it is a time to reflect on the Black struggle, celebrating as leaders such as Dr. Mutulu Shakur, Pan-Africanist Leader Marcus Garvey, Maroon Russell Shoatz and Chicago Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton were all born in August. Let us not forget the freedom fighters of this time who gave their lives in hopes of better ones for us.

-Infinite Wiz(@InfiniteWiz)

Watch Mike Epps Spoof Ghostface Killah Dissing Action Bronson

Check out the hilarious parody of comedian Mike Epps reenacting Ghostface Killah‘s Action Bronson diss. Epps is known for his impersonations of the best of them so it comes to no surprise his Ghost impression is entertaining to say the least. Watch one of the funniest videos of the week above…

-Infinite Wiz(@InfiniteWiz)

Caitlyn Jenner May Face One Year In Jail For Misdemeanor Manslaughter In Fatal Crash

Bruce Jenner, now known as “Caitlyn”, may be facing jail time for the accident on February 7th that caused the death of Kim Howe

According to a TMZ report, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department has completed its investigation into the fatal Bruce Jenner car crash earlier this year, concluding Jenner violated the vehicular manslaughter law Penal Code section 192(c)(2).

The case will be sent to the D.A. next week and in a 161-page report it states that Jenner “set off a chain of events” that led to the death of Kim Howe on Pacific Coast Highway. The report explains traffic was either stopped or just starting to move when Jenner slammed into the Lexus in front of him, violating the misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter law by traveling under the speed limit at an unsafe speed based on road conditions.

The case will be presented to the L.A. County District Attorney for review next Wednesday after an extensive investigation has been conducted. If convicted, the offense carries a sentence of up to one year in county jail.