Quad Studio Shooting

Quad Studio Shooting 94

Easily the most infamous of Tupac incidents, it went down on November 30, 1994. That night Pac was on his way to record a song with Lil Shawn in Quad Studios. However, instead he was ambushed by assailants and was robbed and shot five times. Pac swore he was set up, naming people like Sean “Diddy” Combs, the Notorious BIG and James “Jimmy Henchmen” Rosemond responsible. Just this year, an inmate came forward to say that Pac was indeed set up.


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

Borrowing your beats or lyrics from a legend is nothing new in the rap game. And there's a few key phrases in particular that hold so much weight in the hip-hop world, they've come to be known as a rapper's calling card. One of these songs is 2Pac's "All Eyez On Me." It's one of the seminal singles from 'Pac's fourth studio album of the same name released by Makaveli in 1996. Being such an iconic figure, rappers have since paid homage to 'Pac by referencing the track and album in their own records.

First released 19 years ago, 'Pac's "All Eyez On Me" has been referenced by many other preceding greats on wax. From Clipse and The Neptunes to Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill, these MCs never waste an opportunity to pay homage to a great.

Whether it borrows Shakur's laid back flow or samples Johnny J's G-funk inspired beat, here are 10 times that the hip-hop world has been inspired by the classic track's name or beat.

Now this is a blockbuster piece of information. An unheard phone conversation has surfaced between Tupac and friend Sanyika Shakur aka Monster containing information on the 1994 Quad studio shooting in New York that Pac survived before his death in 1996.

Relaying a belief to Sanyika that his 1993 rape case, in which a woman accused the rapper and his crew of raping her in a hotel room, was connected to the November 1994 shooting. Pac seemed certain in the audio that the supposed rape victim was indeed behind it. "The girl that did this rape shit, she hooked up with the niggas that shot me," Tupac reveals in the audio. "It was all connected; it was a big plan. I just caught it at the end, and that's why they shot me."

Tupac was shot the night before the rape trial's verdict on November 30, 1994. Initially, Tupac believed that Bad Boy was behind the attack blaming Puff Daddy, Biggie, and their crew for the shooting.

In the 22 minute conversation Tupac also goes on to speak of improving urban communities, writing a book with Maya Angelou, and working with Al Sharpton. Check it out below.