Tupac Shakur would have turned 40 tomorrow, and his 1996 murder remains unsolved. But a felon serving a life sentence is claiming to clear up the 1994 assault of the rapper: Dexter Isaac tells AllHipHop that he robbed and shot Shakur in Manhattan after being hired to do so by hip-hop manager (and now alleged cocaine trafficker) James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond. The 1994 shooting set off a convoluted chain of events believed to have culminated not only in Shakur's murder two years later, but the murder of rival Christopher "Notorious BIG" Wallace a year after that. Wallace's killing remains unsolved, too.
Isaac's full statement also implicates Sean "Puffy" Combs, without specifics. "Now I'm not going to talk about my friend Biggie's death or 2Pac's death, but I would like to give their mothers some closure," writes Isaac. "It's about time that some one did, and I will do so at a different time. Jimmy, you and Puffy like to come off all innocent-like, but as the saying goes: You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time." He posed this to Rosemond: "Are you going to flip on Puffy when the feds get you? ... Because that's what a rat does. So in closing, we shall see who the rat is, in the near future." Click for more. (Read more Tupac Shakur stories.)