Las Vegas police have executed a search warrant in connection with the 1996 car shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur, the police said Tuesday, renewing the investigation into the unsolved death of the hip-hop legend. Activated.
Shakur, who has sold millions of albums and reached No. 1 on the charts, had his Cadillac pulled up beside his BMW as he exited the Mike Tyson-Bruce Seldon awards showdown in Las Vegas. was shot on the spot. A week later he will be 25.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement Monday that it had served a search warrant in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, Nevada. He declined to comment further.
Shakur’s All Eyez on Me was one of the first double albums in hip-hop. He began acting on screen in his early ’90s, playing opposite Janet Jackson in the 1993 John Singleton-directed romantic drama Poetic Justice. At his death, critic John Pareles told The New York Times that he was “a solemn and inevitable response to gang vicious circles, racism, ghetto poverty and police brutality.” wrote.
His murder has been speculated in books, documentaries, TV series and movies. For some, the fact that no one was charged with the murder of Shakur, as well as the infamous big game shooting six months later, were signs of institutional failure, prompting calls for the police to re-investigate the case. increased.
One of the world’s most popular rappers at the time of his murder, Shakur has seen his legacy grow with dozens of posthumous albums, books, documentaries and films released since his death. There was also a concert featuring a hologram of Tupac Shakur. In 2017 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Part of the long-running investigation also includes a brawl between Shakur and his entourage at the MGM Grand Hotel after a boxing match.
More than 25 years later, no arrests have been made.Police station quoted The lack of cooperation from those close to Shakur was cited as a reason for the stalled investigation.