Who shot 2Pac and Biggie Smalls? These questions still haunt hip-hop as we enter 2017 with the crimes still unsolved. We reported what investigative journalist Cathy Scott found. Now, acclaimed journalist Mr. Jan Golab has uncovered a theory on who bucked down B.I.G. It involves LAPD corruption, a gun-toting Muslim and ties to a currently incarcerated tough guy. Click the image above to read the original article Murder Was the Case from XXL magazine’s January 2001 issue.

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