Convict Admits to Robbing Tupac on Orders By James Rosemond

[Editor's Note: this story has been changed since it's original posting.]

After years of speculation, Dexter Issac, a convict and former associate of Czar Entertainment CEO James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond, has come forward and admitted to robbing rap legend Tupac Shakur in 1994 under the orders of Rosemond.

In a statement to allhiphop.com, Issac—who is currently serving a life sentence in prison for murder and robbery convictions—confessed to robbing Shakur on November 30, 1994 at Quad Studios for $2,500 given to him by Rosemond.

“In 1994, James Rosemond hired me to rob [Tupac] Shakur at the Quad Studio,” Issac wrote. “He gave me $2,500 plus all the jewelry I took, except for one ring which he wanted for himself.”

“I want to apologize to his family [Tupac Shakur] and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Jimmy Henchman],” he continued. “I am trying to clean it up to give [Tupac and Biggie's] mothers some closure.”

As hip-hop fans know, Tupac was reportedly shot five times on the night of November 30. It is unclear what Issac’s exact involvement in the incident was. The Notorious B.I.G. was also in the studio at the time of ’Pac’s attack, and Shakur believed that he had something to do with the attack, which resulted in a deadly feud between the two MCs.

This isn’t the first time Rosemond’s name has come up in the attack. Shakur fingered Rosemond on his song “Against All Odds” “And did I mention/Promised a payback, Jimmy Henchman/In due time/I knew you bitch niggas was listening/The world is mine/Set me up/Wet me up/Niggas stuck me up/Heard the guns bust/But you tricks never shut me up.

As previously reported, Rosemond is currently on the run following a federal arrest warrant for his alleged involvement in a cocaine distribution ring. In a statement issued to XXLMag.com on May 23, 2011 Rosemond called Issac an informant that was helping the government in their case against him. “If the government is relying on informants like Winston ‘Winnie’ Harris, a convicted drug dealer and Jamaican deportee, who came to me and motioned via hand signal that he was forced to wear a wire and begged me to skip town or Dexter Isaac who is serving life in prison plus 30 years then I’m sure I will not be offered a fair trial. Where’s the real proof that I have committed these crimes? I just want my fair trial and to not be railroaded as they so eagerly want to do.”

Issac said these false allegations by Rosemond motivated him to come forward. He also said, that since the statute of limitations on the crime is up, he feels comfortable admitting his wrongdoing. [Editor's Note: the truth of this statement may not be entirely true. The NYPD is currently investigating Issac's confession.]

Tupac would have turned 40 years old tomorrow, June 16.

Stay tuned to XXLMag.com as this story develops. —Elan Mancini

  • rob reed

    “And did I mention/Promised a payback, Jimmy Henchman/In due time/I knew you bitch niggas was listening/The world is mine/Set me up/Wet me up/Niggas stuck me up/Heard the guns bust/But you tricks never shut me up.”

    • furiousfroman

      …they already quoted that in the article son. That wasn’t really necessary haha

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  • SlimNatey

    This really pisses me off. If he Dexter Issac would’ve said this 2 weeks after then Pac and Biggie would be here today

    • Same Old OG

      Jimmy had nothing to do with hiring anyone. Him and Tupac were greats friends yes they didn’t agree all the time but there was pure love and respect between them! Don’t believe any of the bullshit people say on here or what you read in these articles they are just trying to hype it up for hits on their site. They don’t know the truth~! Issac just wants some attention and to cut a deal to shorten his life sentence. I would do the same thing so he’s using this easiest person the police want to nail right now.. Come on now.. Use your brains! please with that noise.. get out of here..KMT

  • thatdude

    this was the first shooting that lead to the beef . but yea if the info was out possible the beef never would been on like that

  • iamlegend100

    Man thats terrible Dude came clean a lil 2 late. The crips sided with badboy because they had a mutual beef in deathrow who was affiliated with the bloods and, that fateful night in vegas when they saw each other after the crips snatched that deathrow chain a few months back ended in one of the best talents music has ever seen getting murdered.Pac shouldve never confronted that man, He had 2 much 2 lose. Happy bday and rest in peace 2 one of the greatest ever.

    • 619

      B.M.F. gotta a lot more to do with the original situation than bloods or crips do

    • Brad

      If you honestly think they are the most talented musicians of all time then you are fucking retarded.. go back at look at blues artists like albert king, or look at musicians like jack white.. they spend years practicing instruments… these dudes just rhyme about random shit and the hood.. don’t compare them you dumb fucking hood bitch

  • http://hitemup.com GBtha G

    fuck dat punk.

  • Ezio

    why dont they mention that HE SAID PUFFYS NAME IN THE LETTER! he had something to do with it too !

    “Jimmy, you and puffy like to come off all innocent-like”

    “mr rosemond, i ask you: are you going to flip on puffy when the feds get you?”

  • @edty

    fUcK that punk.. that is all

  • deb

    they need ta put that ugly ass poop diddy away too pay back is the best!!!

  • http://hypestyleshomebase.blogspot.com Hypestyle

    who the devil is Jimmy Henchman Rosemond, to begin with? how in the world did he get involved in rap, what was the beef with tupac? and/or Biggie?

    • TheKid

      You are on xxlmag.com , reading a tupac article, yet you have no idea what the problem between pac/biggie/suge/puffy. You is crazy

    • zayzkidd

      The way I understand it, Rosemond was down with Bad Boy, so he couldn’ve had anything to do with Biggie.

  • Big Daddy Kane

    So, Jimmy is still on the run from the feds? Really? Dude must have long money because in order to run from the feds you have to have some deep resources son. When dude gets caught, and he will….he will have to answer for alot and he will end getting no bail (flight risk) sit in the pen for 2 years before his case even goes to trial, then he will be convicted of something, do 10-15 yrs on some loophole charge and that will be that for him….

    • Swisha HAUWSE BAWSE

      yeah i dunno about 10-15..more like 8-9 with good behaviour.
      the only real problem he faces is when he gets caught, which prison will he be put in? im sure theres a price on him from someone out there.

    • Big Daddy Kane

      Like I said, HE WILL GET CAUGHT and he DID! They always do…..Dude is hit, he won’t see concrete till 2048.

  • Grim

    I don’t know how much time he’s facing but if he wants to cut a deal he’s going to have to give up all those people who helped him while he was running. And I’m willing to bet that’s just what he’ll do. He’s holed up in his cave, Osama style, and wrapping up more and more people in his business the longer the feds look for him.

  • money_mike

    this punk ass is the reason tupac and biggie had beef little pansy

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  • HOTHOTTIE

    DIDDY ALWAYS ACTED A LIL FUNNY TO ME. ALL KINDA SHYT IS ABOUT TO BE EXPOSED FRM THE BMF ALL THE WAY TO TUT. IM READY TO HEAR IT ALL SO IT CAN GIVE PAC AND BIGGIES MOTHER SUM CLOSURE LIKE FOR REAL. PEOPLE THOUGHT PAC WAS CRAZY AND NOW EVERYBODY IS ABOUT TO SEE WHAT HE WAS TALKIN ABOUT.

    • http://facebook brandon

      i feel you on that one evry time the pac and biggie situation comes up in an diddy interview you notice he try’s to really duck those kind of quetions. Like you say every thing will come to light what goes around comes around mr.diddy.

  • http://facebook brandon

    sad how pac went out,but how does he keep coming out we these albums and more to come there’s got to be more to it i have a feeling that something big will be revealed soon.

  • god

    I know alot about the hip hop community; and I can honestly say alot of beef is caused because fake rappers want what other rappers have. This is mainly because they were raised as drug dealers in a huge tribe and feel they have to prevent other rappers from making money…….even if this means killing another rapper by bitching and spreading lies within their tribe. I believe jimmy henchmen is a fake rapper who believes making money is all about hustling……which is the reason he would target somebody like tupac within the music industry…….. making real money and music.

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    That’s kind of… abrupt.

  • Nene

    This is sad. Karma is a bitch.