Las Vegas police have executed a search warrant in connection with the fatal 1996 drive-by shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur, the department said Tuesday, reinvigorating the investigation into the unsolved death of a legendary hip-hop figure. .
Shakur, who sold millions of albums and reached No. 1 on the charts, was shot leaving a Mike Tyson-Bruce Seldon awards fight in Las Vegas when a Cadillac pulled up next to the BMW in which he was riding. She died less than a week later. at the age of 25.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that it had served the search warrant in Henderson, Nevada, a city just outside of Las Vegas, on Monday. He declined to comment further.
Shakur’s “All Eyez on Me” was one of hip-hop’s first double albums. He began acting on screen in the early ’90s, playing the male lead opposite Janet Jackson in John Singleton’s 1993 romantic drama “Poetic Justice.” When he died, critic Jon Pareles wrote in The New York Times that he had “described gangsterism as a vicious cycle, a grim and inevitable response to racism, ghetto poverty and police brutality”.
His murder has been the speculation of books, documentaries, television series, and movies. For some, the failure to charge anyone for Shakur’s murder, as well as the fatal shooting of the Notorious BIG six months later, became a sign of institutional failure, prompting calls for police to review the case. .
Shakur, who was one of the most popular rappers in the world when he was assassinated, saw his legend grow after his death, as dozens of posthumous albums, books, documentaries and films were released. There was even a concert with a Tupac Shakur. hologram. In 2017 it was installed to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Some of the research over the years. has included a fight involving Shakur and his entourage at the MGM Grand hotel after the boxing match.
But in more than 25 years, no arrests have been made. the police department has quoted the lack of cooperation from people close to Shakur as the reason for the stalled investigation.