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For 18 years people have wondered and speculated on the 1994 shooting of rap artist 2Pac. Was he set up, was is it a robbery gone wrong, etc? Well question no more, according to Hip Hop Wired & Village Voice, Jimmy Henchman CEO of Czar Entertainment, admitted to government officials that he indeed did arrange for 2Pac to be shot in the lobby of Quad City Studios in New York City.

From the Village Voice;

“Rosemond secretly admitted to involvement in Tupac’s ambush during one of nine “Queen For A Day” proffer sessions with the government last autumn, court transcripts show. (In such sessions, suspects under investigation choose to enter an agreement with the government to confess knowledge of certain crimes with the agreement that the information won’t be used to prosecute them.) His confession unfolded as he was trying to carve out a cooperation deal that might lead to a reduced sentence, according to federal prosecutors.

“Rosemond apparently came clean about his involvement in Tupac’s ambush shortly after his former best friend, Dexter Isaac, stepped forward last summer to publicly confess that he had led the attack on Shakur in 1994. Isaac released a statement on June 16, 2011 to allhiphop.com, saying it was Rosemond who had paid him to rob and pistol-whip Tupac.”

After years of denial, its nice to see someone be somewhat accountable for their actions, in what led to the untimely death of one of the greatest artist of the last century.

I pose the question, with Henchman admitting to this crime; does this validate more of what 2Pacs’ account of what happened on that night? Does it also lend more validity to his assertions that he was set up because he was willing to tell the truth about all the dirt everyone was involved in and was basically shot as a warning to not rock the boat? And let’s assume this shooting never occurs, does 2Pacs’ life and career still take the harsh and cold tone that you heard in his last two albums released before and after his death?

 

One can only wonder what else Henchman has admitted to and who else he possibly has implicated. 

Ball & Chain

Right now there is a warrant out for the arrest of NBA player Javaris Crittenton who is wanted on murder charges. Atlanta police believed he was involved in a drive by shooting that resulted in the murder of Julian Jones who is survived by her four children. As the story goes, Javaris was seeking revenge for a robbery in April where he was robbed of his jewelry. Police do not believe Jones was the intended target who at the time of the shooting was walking with a group of people. My question is, is your ego that big, had you not been humbled enough that you felt the need to result to deadly violence as a means of retaliation because someone got you for your jewelry? Why? Why not focus your energy on working your way back to the league, or taking advantage of these overseas opportunities? Nothing good could from him being any way involved in this situation if the allegations are true. Nonetheless the worse thing about this situation is that four kids lost their mom, and will never know what it is like to live life with her in it. The repercussions of this act will affect many lives and whoever is eventually proved to be responsible for this didn’t think this out and didn’t analyze the domino effect of tragedy this would cause.

Where to Draw the Baseline

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Derek Anderson had a career that amounted to being a journey man after he suffered multiple knee injuries which limited his potential. Now he’s facing allegations that could limit his freedom. Francois Cunningham an admitted murderer and drug runner is aledging that Anderson was the money man behind the huge drug scheme he worked for under an associate of Andersons’. Cunningham claims that Anderson used his legit NBA income to cover for the drug money. Andersons attorney claims these accusations are false and that Cunningham is only making these claims because Andersons’ name will garner attention. Anderson isn’t the only former. Ball player linked to a drug investigation. Newly named NBA coach Mark Jacksons’ friend Warren Braithwaite is under investigation by the DEA on suspicion for being involved in a marajuana drug ring. Mark has since released a statemnet saying he’s not seen eveidence that Braithwaite is the person police say he is. If anybody would know Braithwaite is head usher at the church where Mark and his wife are pastors. But one thing both these stories have are players who maybe kept ties too close to those linked with trouble. I don’t think Anderson or Mark are involved in any illegal activity, but at what point do you draw the line with old friends that insist on being in the midst of trouble. Too many times we’ve seen people get drawn down because of the company they keep, not knowing when to cut off people who serve no beneficial purpose. Hopefully when the smoke clears both of these men have names cleared and no longer attached to negativity and the focus can go back on what the positive things their involved in.

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