Today marks the 14th year since Notorious B.I.G. was murdered in his SUV in Los Angeles after leaving a music industry event. He was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at 1:15 a.m. So WTFlocka Who Shot Ya Biggie Smalls?
In a chilling interview with Suge Knight, whom was still in prison at the time was asked by the director of Biggie and Tupac, “If you knew who killed Tupac would you reveal it?” Knight answered, “Absolutely….not.”
Fellow rapper Lil’ Cease of Junior Mafia said that the FBI had approached him with surveillance photos of them throughout the year. Cease couldn’t believe why the FBI was watching them. Biggie’s mother, Violetta Wallace and widow, Faith Evans are disappointed in the legal system she can’t fathom how come the police won’t come up with the murderer especially since the FBI had been watching her son the night he was murdered. Her wrongful death lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice, meaning the case could be opened up again. The judge ordered the city to pay Biggie’s estate $1M in legal fees. So what people think that Violetta Wallace got mad money isn’t true. Legal fees for trial of this magnitude are enormous.
In 1997 Biggie was ready to lay this so-called east coast west coast drama to rest. He told a San Francisco radio station, “I’m just getting over this whole situation. I just came over to be basically try to squash this.” Four days later he was murdered in the same drive-by fashion as Tupac Shakur.
But there may be some light at the end of this tunnel. Only one LAPD man has come forth to really bring truth to this matter detective Russell Poole had some great leads in his investigation citing that Suge Knight orchestrated Biggie and Tupac’s murder with the help LAPD officers who were gang-affiliated Bloods.
Out of frustration Poole retired early from the LAPD because he said the department didn’t allow him to pursue the truth. He revealed, “I think I was getting too close to the truth I think they feared the truth would be a scandal.” Former LAPD police chief, Bernard Parks said that Poole’s allegations were ‘absurd‘ and, “We would have never ignored a lead that could have helped us solve that murder.”
In 2002, compiled from Poole’s evidence In 2002, writer Randall Sullivan released LAbyrinth, a book compiling information regarding the murders of Wallace and Shakur. That same book inspired director Nick Broomfield’s into filming his documentary Biggie and Tupac.
Watch CNN’s report on the Biggie and Tupac murders, Mystery Surrounds Rappers’ Deaths and Nick Broomfield’s Biggie and Tupac trailer.