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This kinda makes Me wonder what went on with the "Newport Rebels, I wish there
was a similar blow by blow account of what went on during the 60's Jazz War"
between Joe Glazer and the concert & record industry moguls "back in the day "
when The musicians were Thelounious Monk John Coletrain Charles Mingus &
Dizzy Glespy who created there own Jazz Festival by renting some farm Land.
(Miles was a company man all the way)
But that was before Kennedy assignation & the Beetles Award winning Soft
Soap Brainwashing And LSD and CIA intervention in domestic afairs when
Black Men spoke English & worked together as giants to give us more than Pimp
BS . But that is another story ED.
Check out Of interest the
books titles are as follows.
the book "Hit Men"by Fredric Dannen,
ISBN 0-8129-1658-1 .
"Black Athina by Martin Bernal
" The Golden age of the Moors"
ISBN 0270-2495 by Ivan Van Sertima
( ED. )
The American "MAFIA" - Bibliography
... Brothers, 1960. Lacy, Robert, Little Man:
Meyer Lansky and the Gangster Life, Boston,
Little, Brown and Company, 1991. Lewis,
Norman, The ... www.onewal.com/maf-bib.html -
Shortcut to Amazon.com Tough Jews
Fathers Sons and Gangster Dreams
Tough Jews by Rich CohenTough Jews - Tracing a generation of
Jewish gangsters from the candy stores of Brownsville
to the clubhouses of the Lower East Side, the author creates a
Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Linda Grant on tough Jews...
According to Rich Cohen, author of Tough Jews: Fathers, Sons
and Gangster Dreams (London: Cape, 1998), Rothstein was the
person who first saw in Prohibition a ...
#1 " The 13 Th. Tribe " about the Kazaria
it was said this book is banned bu the by
>>> probably an idle rumor.
& # 2 " How the Hebrews became the Jews "
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Subject:Who Killed Tupac Shakur?
Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2002 10:22:44 -0500
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An interesting report... ???
We started out singing so they sang... just like us, as Elvis
we played horns Charley Parker um and Coletrained um
and they gave us Kenny G ... We Billy Holidayed the and Ella
Fitzed them Arethaed & They Cherred Un-Madonna us and
Seline Dion us. We are in a decline circling the Drano with
them, as a culture just as "they" are about to digest us and
turn us onto strength for them just another Mickey dee Then
De-Psudo Caguns formula flim flam BAM!
we go Hollywood on them. This report should make a fine
addition to Roots another Made 4 TV "History".
An interesting report... ???From the same LA Times that
describs Black people as preditors with maps and canded
photos of pepole in there frount yards drinkin beer in cans
as proof to justify there clames.
Very loaded with buzz words. ED. Instutitonl Racism 101 .
An interesting report...
>From the Los Angeles Times
Who Killed Tupac Shakur?
How a fight between rival Compton
gangs turns into a plot of retaliation and
Death Row-Bad Boy Feud:
The killing of Tupac Shakur in 1996 followed years of conflict
involving Shakur, rapper Notorious B.I.G., their record companies
and their gang followers:
Shakur is shot five times and robbed in the lobby of a recording
studio near Times Square in New York. He blames the ambush on
Notorious B.I.G.,whose real name is Christopher Wallace, and Sean
"Puffy" Combs, right, head of Bad Boy Entertainment.
Notorious B.I.G. records a song called "Who Shot Ya?," interpreted
by Shakur as a taunting reminder of the 1994 shooting.
On stage at the Source Awards in New York, Marion "Suge" Knight,
head of Shakur's label, Death Row Records of Los Angeles, insults
Combs and New York-based Bad Boy
Notorious B.I.G. and Bad Boy hire members of the Southside Crips
for protection against the Mob Piru Bloods, who work for Death Row.
The two Compton gangs have had a bloody 30-year rivalry.
Death Row employee Jake Robles, a Mob Piru Blood, is shot dead
outside an Atlanta nightclub. A Bad Boy employee is suspected.
October 1995 Released from prison while he appeals a sexual abuse
conviction, Shakur begins recording material for a Death Row release.
In one song, "Hit 'Em Up," he mocks Combs and Bad Boy entertainers
and brags about having had sex with Notorious B.I.G.'s wife.
A scuffle breaks out at the Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles
after Notorious B.I.G.'s bodyguard brandishes a weapon in front of
an armed member of Shakur's entourage backstage at the Shrine
A handful of Southside Crips beat and rob one of Shakur's Mob Piru
Bloods bodyguards at a Lakewood mall. The assailants snatch a
diamond-studded Death Row medallion from the victim's neck.
Shakur and his Bloods bodyguards, in Las Vegas for a heavyweight
boxing match, assault a Crip in retaliation for the Lakewood incident.
Two and half hours later, Shakur is fatally wounded in a drive-by
shooting a block from the Las Vegas Strip. No one has been charged
in the killing.
Notorious B.I.G. is gunned down outside the Petersen Automotive
Museum in Los Angeles after a Soul Train Music Awards party. The
case remains unsolved.
By CHUCK PHILIPS
TIMES STAFF WRITER
Published September 6, 2002
First of two parts
LAS VEGAS --The city's neon lights vibrated in the polished hood
of the black BMW as it cruised up Las Vegas Boulevard.
The man in the passenger seat was instantly recognizable. Fans lined
the streets, waving, snapping photos, begging Tupac Shakur for his
Cops were everywhere, smiling.
The BMW 750 sedan, with rap magnate Marion "Suge" Knight at the
wheel, was leading a procession of luxury vehicles past the MGM
Grand Hotel and Caesars Palace, on their way to a hot new nightclub.
It was after 11 on a Saturday night—Sept. 7, 1996. The caravan paused
at a crowded intersection a block from the Strip.
Shakur flirted with a carful of women—unaware that a white Cadillac
had quietly pulled up beside him. A hand emerged from the Cadillac.
In it was a semiautomatic pistol, aimed straight at Shakur.
Many of the rapper's lyrics seemed to foretell this moment.
"The fast life ain't everything they told ya," he sang in an early
hit, "Soulja's Story."
"Never get much older, following the tracks of a soulja."
Six years later, the killing of the world's most famous rap star
remains officially unsolved. Las Vegas police have never made an arrest.
Speculation and wild theories continue to flourish in the music media
and among Shakur's followers. One is that Knight, owner of Shakur's
record label,arranged the killing so he could exploit the rapper's
Another persistent legend is that Shakur faked his own death to escape
the pressures of stardom.
A yearlong investigation by The Times reconstructed the crime and the
events leading up to it. Evidence gathered by the paper indicates:
• The shooting was carried out by a Compton gang called the
Southside Crips to avenge the beating of one of its members by Shakur
a few hours earlier.
• Orlando Anderson, the Crip whom Shakur had attacked, fired the
fatal shots. Las Vegas police discounted Anderson as a suspect and
interviewed him only once, briefly. He was later killed in an unrelated
• The murder weapon was supplied by New York rapper Notorious
B.I.G., who agreed to pay the Crips $1 million for killing Shakur.
Notorious B.I.G. and Shakur had been feuding for more than a year,
exchanging insults on recordings and at award shows and concerts.
B.I.G. was gunned down six months later in Los Angeles. That
killing also remains unsolved.
Before they died, Notorious B.I.G. and Anderson denied any role in
Shakur's death. This account of what they and others did that night
is based on police affidavits and court documents as well as
interviews with investigators, witnesses to the crime and members
of the Southside Crips who had never before discussed the killing
outside the gang.
Fearing retribution, they agreed to be interviewed only if their
names were not revealed.
The slaying silenced one of modern music's most eloquent voices—
a ghetto poet whose tales of urban alienation captivated young people
of all races and backgrounds. The 25-year-old Shakur had helped
elevate rap from a crude street fad to a complex art form, setting the
stage for the current global hip-hop phenomenon.
Tupac Amaru Shakur was born in 1971 into a family of black
revolutionaries and named after a martyred Incan warrior. Radical
politics shaped his upbringing and the rebellious tone of much of
His godfather, Black Panther leader Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt, spent
27 years in prison for a robbery-murder in Santa Monica that he
insisted he did not commit. Pratt was freed after a judge ruled in
Shakur's stepfather, Black Panther leader Mutulu Shakur, was on the
FBI's Ten Most Wanted list until the early 1980s, when he was
imprisoned for robbery and murder. His mother, Afeni Shakur, also
a Black Panther, was charged with conspiring to blow up a block of
New York department stores—and acquitted a month before the
rapper was born.
Shakur grew up in tough neighborhoods and homeless shelters in the
Bronx, Harlem and Baltimore. He exhibited creative talent as a child
and was admitted to the Baltimore School for the Arts, where he
studied ballet, poetry, theater and literature.
In 1988, his mother sent him to live with a family friend in the
Bay Area to escape gang violence in Baltimore. Living in a tough
neighborhood north of Oakland, he joined the rap group Digital
Underground and signed a solo record deal in 1991.
Shakur's debut album, "2Pacalypse Now," sparked a political
firestorm. The lyrics were filled with vivid imagery of violence by
and against police. A car thief who murdered a Texas state trooper
said the lyrics incited him to kill. Law enforcement groups and
politicians denounced Shakur. Then-Vice President Dan Quayle said
the rapper's music "has no place in our society."
Shakur's recordings explored gang violence, drug dealing, police
brutality, teenage pregnancy, single motherhood and racism. As his
stature as a rapper grew, he pursued an acting career, drawing admiring
reviews for his performances in "Juice" and other films.
But he never put what he called the "thug life" behind him.
During a 1993 concert in Michigan, he attacked a local rapper with a
baseball bat and was sentenced to 10 days in jail. In Los Angeles, he
was convicted of assaulting a music video producer. In New York, a
19-year-old fan accused Shakur and three of his friends of sexually
While on trial in that case, the rapper was ambushed in a Manhattan
recording studio, shot five times and robbed of his gold jewelry.
Shakur later said Notorious B.I.G. and his associates were behind the
Shakur, convicted of sexual abuse, was serving a 4 1/2-year prison
term when he was visited by Suge Knight, founder of Death Row
Records in Los Angeles.
Knight offered to finance an appeal of his conviction if Shakur would
sign a recording contract with Death Row.
On Sept. 7, 1996, Shakur, still out on bond, traveled to Las Vegas to
attend a championship boxing match between Mike Tyson and Bruce
Seldon at the MGM Grand Hotel.
The sold-out arena was jammed with high rollers: Wall Street tycoons,
Hollywood celebrities, entertainment moguls. The fight also attracted
an assortment of underworld figures: mobsters from Chicago, drug
dealers from New York, street gangs from Los Angeles.
Shakur arrived around 8:30 p.m. accompanied by armed bodyguards
from the Mob Piru Bloods, a Compton street gang whose members
worked for Knight's Death Row Records. Shakur and Knight sat in the
front row, smoking cigars, signing autographs and waving to fans.
"Knock You Out," a song Shakur had written in honor of Tyson, blasted
over the loudspeakers as the boxer entered the ring. Tyson flattened his
opponent so quickly that many patrons never made it to their seats.
After congratulating Tyson, Shakur, Knight and a handful of
bodyguards in silk suits headed for the exit. In the MGM Grand
lobby, one of Shakur's Bloods bodyguards noticed a member of
the rival Southside Crips lingering near a bank of elevators.
The Bloods and Crips have a 30-year history of turf wars: beatings,
drug heists, drive-by shootings. The Bloods in Red The Crips dress in
Blue,. When the two gangs aren't pushing dope or terrorizing citizens,
they take pride in retaliating against each other.
The hoodlum standing in the lobby was Orlando "Baby Lane"
Anderson,21, a Crip who had recently helped his gang beat and rob
one of Shakur's bodyguards at a mall in Lakewood. Anderson had a
string of arrests for robbery, assault and other offenses. Compton
police suspected him in at least one gang killing.
After the beating of Shakur's bodyguard, Anderson had dared to rip a
rare Death Row medallion from the man's neck—an affront to Knight's
honor and a slight to the Bloods.
The Bloods had been fuming for weeks, waiting to exact their revenge.
Now, unexpectedly, there was Anderson, standing before them.
Shakur charged the Crip. "You from the South?" he asked.
Before Anderson could answer, Shakur punched him. His bodyguards
jumped in, pounding and kicking Anderson to the ground. Knight joined
in too—just before security guards broke up the 30-second melee,
which was captured by a security camera.
Shakur and his entourage stomped triumphantly across the casino floor
on their way out of the hotel. They walked half a block down the Strip
to the Luxor hotel, where Death Row Records had booked more than
a dozen rooms.
After dropping off Shakur and the bodyguards, Knight drove about 15
minutes to a mansion he owned in a gated community in the city's
The plan was to regroup later at a benefit concert for a youth boxing
program featuring Shakur and other Death Row acts. The midnight
concert was to be held at Club 662, a nightspot just opened by Death
Row. The club's name was an emblem of how gangs had infiltrated
the rap business. On a telephone keypad, 662 spells "mob."
Planning a Retaliation
A bruised and shaken Anderson gathered himself off the floor in front
of dozens of startled onlookers. MGM security guards and Las Vegas
police tried to persuade him to file a complaint against his assailants,
but he declined.
Anderson headed out to the Strip and crossed over a pedestrian bridge
to the Excalibur Hotel, where he had checked in with his girlfriend.
News of the beating swept through the gang underground. Before he
reached his room, Anderson's pager was beeping with calls from his
Crips cohorts,according to what he later told associates.
Anderson phoned his comrades and set up a meeting at the Treasure
Island hotel. He changed his clothes and hopped into a taxi, heading
for the hotel with the huge neon skull and crossbones out front.
Treasure Island had served as a Crips headquarters during boxing
matches for years. The gang would rent a fleet of luxury vehicles,
ride across the desert in a caravan, hand their keys to the valets and
head to a block of rooms booked under fake names. Drug trafficking
paid for all this.
The ritual had little to do with boxing. Many gang members never
attended the fights. They came to party and bask in the post-fight revelry:
the drinking, the gambling, the drugs, the prostitutes. Other street
gangs followed suit, flying in from Harlem and Atlanta, taking over
establishments up and down the Strip.
By the time Anderson's taxi reached Treasure Island, more than a
dozen gangsters were holed up in a Crips-reserved room. Marijuana
smoke clouded the hallway. Alcohol was flowing as Anderson opened
the door. The gang was furious. The topic of discussion:
Who gets to pull the trigger?
According to people who were present, the Crips decided to shoot
Shakur after his performance at Club 662. The plan was to station two
vehicles of armed Crips outside the nightspot and lie in wait.
The gang put in a call to a Crips hide-out in Las Vegas, a rented
house used to stash drugs and firearms and shelter gang members on
the run from crimes committed in Los Angeles. They told a man there
to bring some backup weapons over to the hotel. Soon.
Killers for Hire
For the Crips, the beating of Anderson was an egregious affront
warranting swift and fatal retaliation. Still, the Crips thought, why
not make a little money while they were at it? They decided to ask
Shakur's biggest enemy to pay for the hit.
The gang arranged a rendezvous with Notorious B.I.G. The Brooklyn
rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, hated Shakur and
had been feuding with him for more than a year.
Once tight friends, the two entertainers now ridiculed each other at
events, in interviews and on recordings. In one song called
"Hit 'Em Up," Shakur bragged about having sex with Wallace's
wife and vowed to kill him.The threats between the rappers and their
labels, Death Row and Bad Boy Entertainment, escalated into a series
of assaults and shootings—one of which resulted in the killing of a
Death Row bodyguard in Atlanta in 1995.
Fearing for his safety, a friend of Wallace's arranged for the Crips
to supply bodyguards for the rapper whenever he traveled west.
Over the years, the gang was paid to provide security for Wallace
at casinos in Las Vegas, clubs in Hollywood and award shows in
Los Angeles. Besides cash, Wallace gave the gang access to stars,
groupies and the inner sanctums of the music business.
Wallace began flashing Crips gang signs and calling out to the homies
at concerts, sometimes even inviting gang members on stage. Privately,
he prodded the gang to kill Shakur—and promised to pay handsomely
for the hit.
On Sept. 7, 1996, the Crips decided to take him up on the offer.
They sent an emissary to a penthouse suite at the MGM, where Wallace
was booked under a false name. In Vegas to party, he didn't attend the
Tyson-Seldon fight but had quickly learned about Shakur's scuffle
with Anderson. Wallace gathered a handful of thugs and East Coast
rap associates to hear what the Crips had to say.
According to people who were present, the Crips envoy explained that
the gang was prepared to kill Shakur but expected to collect $1 million
for its efforts. Wallace agreed, on one condition, a witness said. He
pulled out a loaded .40-caliber Glock pistol and placed it on the table
in front of him.
He didn't just want Shakur dead. He wanted the satisfaction of knowing
the fatal bullet came from his gun.
On the Strip
It was a gangsta rap parade. Fans waved. Women flirted and asked for
autographs. Photographers snapped pictures.
Knight was leading a caravan of at least five Death Row cars heading
toward Club 662. Shakur and Knight turned heads as the convoy
proceeded slowly north on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Around 11 p.m., police stopped Knight for cranking the black BMW's
stereo too loud and not properly displaying its license plates. Shakur
and Knight joked with the officers and talked them out of issuing a
ticket. Then the BMW turned right on Flamingo Road and headed
east toward the club.
Moments earlier, Anderson and three other Crips took an elevator down
to the Treasure Island lobby. They walked out into the valet parking area.
Hovering under the hotel's skull-and-crossbones logo, the four Crips
waited silently as the valet brought out a 1996 white Cadillac and
opened the doors. They piled in and eased the sleek new sedan into
traffic. A fifth Crip in an old yellow Cadillac met them at the
curb and followed close behind. He rode solo, with an AK-47 assault
rifle lying across the front seat.
The traffic in front of Treasure Island was bumper to bumper.
Cars honked. Billboards flashed. Neon-lighted fountains trickled
The driver of the white Cadillac lighted a cigarette. Behind him sat
Anderson. The Crip in the front passenger seat handed Anderson the
loaded Glock from Notorious B.I.G. The four men discussed staking
out the club where Shakur would perform.
After waiting at a stoplight between Caesars Palace and the Barbary
Coast hotel, the Cadillacs turned onto Flamingo and headed east
toward Club 662.
As they passed the Bally's hotel on the right, the driver saw a
caravan of luxury cars ahead on the left. The vehicles, packed with
Mob Piru Bloods and Death Row employees, were stopped at a red
light across from the Maxim Hotel. The crosswalk was filled with
Leading the convoy was Knight's black BMW. Shakur was in the
passenger seat. They were alone in the car, unarmed.
The Crips couldn't believe their luck. They decided to chuck their
plan and strike immediately.
The Cadillac raced up on the convoy and pulled up beside the BMW.
Shakur didn't notice. He was flirting with a carful of women in a lane
to his left.
"I saw four black men roll by in a white Cadillac," said Atlanta
rapper E.D.I. Mean, who was in the vehicle directly behind Shakur's.
"I saw a gun come from the back seat out through the driver's front
Bullets flew, shattering the windows of the BMW. Shakur tried to
duck into the rear of the car for cover, but four rounds hit him,
shredding his chest. Blood was everywhere.
"We heard shots and looked to the right of us," Knight said. "Tupac
was trying to get in the back seat, and I grabbed him and pulled him
down. The gunshots kept coming. One hit my head."
In the chaos, neither Knight nor Mean could make out who had fired.
The driver of the yellow Cadillac just behind the assailants never got a
chance to fire his AK-47.
"It all happened so quick. It took three or four seconds at most,"
Then the white Cadillac screeched around the corner. A bodyguard near
the back of the Death Row caravan fired at the fleeing sedan. In a ruse
designed to confuse Shakur's entourage, the Crip in the yellow Cadillac
chased the white Cadillac around the corner, as if in hostile pursuit.
Knight made a U-turn, his bullet-riddled BMW squealing around the
concrete median. The Death Row convoy followed him back to the
Strip, where he rammed his car onto a curb.
Las Vegas police were soon on the scene.
After summoning an ambulance for Shakur, they ordered
everyone else in the Death Row convoy out of their cars
The police forced Knight, who was bleeding from a head
wound, to lie face down on the pavement.
By the time the detectives figured out that Knight and his caravan
were victims, not suspects, the Crips had returned to their hotel
rooms and gathered their belongings.
Staggering their departures to avoid attracting attention, Anderson
and his fellow gang members hit the highway, each in a different car.
Two younger gang members drove the white Cadillac back across the
Interstate 15 moves fast at night.
It was still dark when the Crips disappeared over the California
Surgeons at University Medical Center in Las Vegas removed Shakur's
right lung in an attempt to stop the internal bleeding. When his
condition deteriorated, they put him on a ventilator. He died six days
after the shooting, with his mother at his side.
Wallace returned to New York, where he recorded a CD called "Life
After Death," which has veiled references to the shooting in several
songs.According to the Crips, Wallace paid the gang $50,000 of
the promised $1 million through an intermediary a week after Shakur
In March 1997, Wallace discussed his feud with Shakur during an
interview with a San Francisco radio station. Asked whether he
had a role in the rapper's death, Wallace said he "wasn't that powerful
Three days later, Wallace was in Los Angeles for the Soul Train
Music Awards and an after-party at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
He was gunned down as he sat in his Chevrolet Blazer at a traffic light
on Wilshire Boulevard. No one has ever been charged in the killing.
Two days after Shakur was shot, gang warfare erupted in Compton
as the Bloods sought revenge on the Crips. A rash of drive-by
shootings left three people dead and 12 injured, including a 10-year
-old girl. Informants told police that Anderson had been seen
brandishing a Glock pistol.
Las Vegas police interviewed Anderson once. They said they could
not build a case against him as Shakur's killer because witnesses in
the rapper's entourage refused to cooperate with them.
Anderson said he had nothing to do with Shakur's death. "If they have
all this evidence against me, then why haven't they arrested me?" he
said a year after the shooting. "It's obvious that I'm innocent."
Anderson was shot dead May 29, 1998, at a Compton carwash in
a dispute police say was unrelated to Shakur's slaying.
The three other Crips who were in the white Cadillac that night in
Las Vegas still live in Compton. None of them has ever been
questioned by police about the crime. Copyright © 2002, The Los
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