Based on the book, Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations, by Greg Kading.
Interest in the murders of Tupac Shakur (fatally wounded in Las Vegas nineteen years ago today) and Christopher Wallace (a/k/a The Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls) has waxed and waned over the years but has never been fully extinguished. Documentaries about their deaths like Biggie & Tupac and Tupac: Assassination has kept the fires burning but has also added to the confusion surrounding those tragically unprosecuted crimes.
There have been books, too. Randall Sullivan’s LAbyrinth (written with the input of the recently deceased former LAPD detective Russell Poole) captured the public’s imagination in 2002 and the theories it put forth became the backbone of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Biggie’s estate against the City of Los Angeles and its police department that same year (the suit was dismissed in April 2010).
In 2011, Greg Kading, another LAPD detective who headed the Biggie Smalls murder investigation, wrote Murder Rap , a book revealing his findings that generated some controversy upon its release. Read more.……