A former Los Angeles Police Department detective is adding his own twist to the unsolved murders of rappers 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G. in an upcoming book titled Murder Rap.
Detective-turned-author Greg Kading believes rap moguls Diddy and Suge Knight are responsible for each hip-hop star’s 1990’s deaths.
Greg Kading also claims in “Murder Rap” that Combs’ west coast rival, Marion “Suge” Knight, ordered New York rapper The Notorious B.I.G. killed in retaliation. No one has been charged in either rapper’s murder. Kading claims the LAPD has recorded confessions from people behind the killings. In one of the audio recordings, a Southside Crips member named Duane “Keffe D” Davis says, “[Combs] took me downstairs and he’s like, ‘Man, I want to get rid of them dudes.'” (My Fox)
Kading reportedly worked on the murder cases but was eventually taken off when things heated up.
LAPD higher-ups pulled Kading off the double investigation right when he was poised to drive it home, he says. Then they shut it down completely. An LAPD spokesman insists in an email that the case is still “active/ongoing” but that no further information is available. If true, this means the LAPD has only in the past couple of months revived the probe. Perhaps luckily for the rappers’ families and fans still seeking closure, Kading made copies of nearly every investigative report and taped confession before he left LAPD. His explosive book details the behind-the-scenes failure by LAPD to bring Shakur’s and Smalls’ killers to justice. (LA Weekly)
While Knight has yet to address the allegations, Diddy has disputed the claim.
Kading said that an informant stated that he was offered $1 million to kill Tupac and Suge Knight. Not only that, but the same informant apparently said that Diddy was the one who set everything up when Pac was murdered in September 1996. In regards to Biggie’s death, Kading alleges in his book that Suge Knight gave his former lover, who provided the information, money to hire a hitman to kill the rapper. L.A. Weekly reached out to both Diddy and Knight for their thoughts on the allegations. Diddy wrote back the following via e-mail: “This story is pure fiction and completely ridiculous.” Knight didn’t reply. (Prefix Mag)
Last winter, a hoax video emerged online showing Suge Knight getting arrested for the murder of Pac.
A video circulating on YouTube (see below) begins with footage from an Fox 11 News Los Angeles evening news broadcast. The TV anchor is well known to LA residents as evening news anchor. In the video, aninterview is conducted about an “October” documentary regarding thedeath of Tupac Shakur. Then, suddenly the video cuts to KTLA’s Morning News. If you look, you can even see the time stamp on the broadcast as shortly after 8 am PST. That KTLA news clip shows Knight being arrested. But the viewer is not told that the arrest is for a different matter unrelated to Shakur. The video is a fake. Knight has not been arrested for the murder of Tupac. (LA Late)
Murder Rap is slated to hit bookshelves Tuesday (October 4).
Check out Greg Kading speaking on his book below: