New Info About Biggie and 2Pac Cases (June 15, 2011; July 5, 2011; October 3, 2011)

Just when it seemed as though we would never get to the whole truth about who murdered Biggie Smalls in 1997 and who shot and robbed Tupac Shakur in 1994, 2011 brought us some interesting developments in both unsolved cases.

First a prison inmate named Dexter Isaac released a statement claiming that he was paid $2,500 by Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond to rob Tupac in a Times Square recording studio. In his confession, Isaac never identifies himself as the triggerman, but he goes on to implicate Diddy in the incident and claims that he still has possession of Tupac's chain.

A few weeks later, Clayton Hill—also a convict and former Nation of Islam member—confessed to having participated in the cover-up of the death of Christopher Wallace aka Biggie Smalls aka The Notorious B.I.G.

Although neither of these much-publicized confessions revealed who murdered Tupac or Biggie, a former LAPD detective released a bombshell book in October, claiming that Diddy and Suge Knight orchestrated the rap stars' deaths. None of these theories has been proven in a court of law, but all the new revelations restored a glimmer of hope that justice might eventually be served—and that two of rap's most beloved cultural icons have not been forgotten.