Words by Comfort Nnana Kalu
Two new television specials will be released this month surrounding the murders of Tupac Shakur and Christopher “The Notorious” B.I.G. Wallace. BET will be showcasing a special entitled “The Death Row Chronicles,” while USA Network has a 10 part crime, dram series called “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.”
Tupac’s life ended in September 1996 in Las Vegas, while The Notorious BIG was gunned down only six months later in March of 1997 in Los Angeles. USA’s “Unsolved” will be based on a book written by Detective Greg Kading called “Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations.”
Recently, Kading, hosted an AMA on Reddit where he expressed his opinions on the unsolved murders. One thing that stood out from his talk was that he strongly believed that his investigation revealed the killers of both Tupac and the Notorious BIG. Kading believes that Orlando Anderson was the gunman linked to Tupac’s murder after he received a confession from Anderson’s uncle and renowned Crip gang member Keith “Keffe D” Davis.
He also revealed that the inception of the bad blood between the rappers began when Tupac was shot at the Quad studios in New York in November 1994. Also, according to Kading, he believes that there will never be charges brought against anyone for the murders because most of the key players are dead or facing prison time like Suge Knight. However, as for Diddy, he has risen to be one of the most successful businessman in the entertainment industry.
“Puffy has made very good use of his lawyers over the years to insulate him from interrogation.” Detective Kading said.
Death Row Chronicles premiered on February 20 on BET, and USA Network’s “Unsolved Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.” will premiere February 27.