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Tupac Shakur: What Do We Know Today?

In Almost 27 Club by 27 CW Staff

Tupac Shakur may have escaped the Forever 27 Club, but he couldn’t avoid entering the Almost 27 Club, kin to the 27 Club.

It seems that he was destined to enter this infamous club of musicians one way or another.

Based on his lifestyle, his alleged deal with the Devil, working with Death Row Records, and his final album “Killuminati” that dissed the Illuminati, it appears that Tupac was a perfect candidate for this club.

Sounds Convincing Right?

Was it the Illuminati? Was he a sacrifice?

So, let’s take a closer look.

Will we ever know who killed Tupac Shakur?

Was it the result of a street gang rivalry gone too far?

Was he killed because he was leaving his label?

Are there dark forces behind the music industry, that sets celebrities up, and enjoys tearing them down, and even engineers elaborate death rituals, to satiate dark gods from human antiquity?

In this post, we’re going to examine Tupac’s young death, the answers we have found in the 20-some years since he died, and the questions that still remain. We’ll let you decided who was responsible for the death of the talented rapper and actor. 

Crime Scene Tupac Shakur

One Night in September

Someone shot Tupac Shakur on September 7, 1996, while stopped at a traffic light in Las Vegas. The shooting happened around 11:15 p.m. Vegas time. Five rounds hit Tupac, two in the chest, one in the arm, and one in the thigh. Six days later, he died from his injuries. He was only 25 years old when he passed away on September 13th.

Two decades later, Duane “Keefe D ” Davis admitted during the Murder Rap and the 2018 Death Row Chronicles documentaries that his nephew, Orlando Anderson, was the one who shot and killed Tupac.

But is that the whole story?

Tupac and his Mother Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur’s Story

Tupac Shakur was born to a female Black Panther activist, only one month after her release from jail. His father, stepfather, and many relatives were prominent Black Panthers as well. However, years later Freedom of Information releases proved that the FBI illegally targeted the Panthers.

Tupac was a talented and charismatic performer, and his talent gained him fame as a rapper and actor. But he was controversial, as well. Republican politicians blamed Rap music and rappers like him for police killings.

Tupac sold over 75 million records in his career, making him one of the most popular rappers of the 90s.

The rapper got in trouble with the law, and had to “make a deal with the devil“. He agreed to a three record deal with Death Row Records, in exchange for the label posting bail and freeing him after 9 months in a state prison. The price? $1.4 million, and his soul.

Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight

Doing Time on Death Row

Tupac’s deal with Death Row put him in the middle of a New York/Los Angeles gang rivalry. Suge Knight, the head of the record label, was in a gang allied with the Compton Bloods.

Several incidents escalated the rivalry between these groups, and when Knight and Shakur visited Las Vegas for a Mike Tyson fight, they were vulnerable to angry Crips from LA. When someone told Tupac that a rival gang member, Orlando Anderson, was in the casino, he found him and beat him up, with Knight and others.

Their actions would spark a retaliation. Several vehicles followed them when they left the casino, and a sedan sprayed their truck with bullets when they stopped at a red light. While Tupac was in a hospital clinging to life, Compton exploded into chaos and violence, after news got out about the Vegas shooting.

No one was ever charged with Shakur’s death, and the case remains an unsolved homicide. Orlando Anderson, the prime suspect, died only a few years later.

We may never know what happened that night, but there are some theories.

Who Did It?

Scores of authors have written books about the life and death of Tupac Shakur. Many have pointed fingers at “the real killers”.

Let’s look at some of the theories.

Tupac Shakur and Orlando Anderson

Orlando Anderson

Orlando was drunk or on drugs, and acting confused in the casino, when assaulted by Tupac and Suge. I’m sure that woke him up! At the urging of his gangmember friends, we can easily see him wanting pay-back back for humiliating him. The rest of the night’s events are self-evident from there.

Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight

Suge Knight

Although the gunman shot Knight with Tupac that night, stories still surface that Suge set up the hit. As a matter of fact, even Snoop Dogg has said he believes Knight was responsible. All wasn’t well at Death Row Records. In spite of  the label having multi-million selling artists, the company had cash flow problems, had lost big artists like Dr. Dre, and couldn’t pay others, including Tupac.

Shakur allegedly had plans to leave Death Row and create Makaveli Records, even trying to gain control of his master tapes from Suge.

Of course, any evidence is circumstantial. Tupac’s bodyguards later said that the head of security told them not to bring guns. There wasn’t even a guard in Shakur’s car that night!

Suge Knight has said he doesn’t know who the shooter was, but has also said that Tupac faked his own death. He also joked about ordering someone to drug Easy E and infect him with AIDS.

What else is the man capable of?

As of February 2018, Knight is currently in jail pending trial for vehicular manslaughter unrelated to Tupac.

That January, the LAPD arrested two of his lawyers for tampering with witnesses, at the rap mogul’s direction.

Tupac Shakur with Sean Combs and Biggie Smalls

Sean Combs and Notorious B.I.G.

Some say that, although Orlando Anderson shot and killed Tupac, Christopher Wallace paid him over a million dollars to do it. Also known as Biggie Smalls or Notorious B.I.G., he was a rapper on Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs Bad Boy Records label, based in NYC.

When someone shot and killed Smalls in LA, five months later, people immediately said that it was a hit, paid for by Suge Knight, in retaliation for Tupac’s killing.

Case Reopened

In 2006, police reopened the murder investigation of Biggie Smalls when his mother sued the LAPD for hiding evidence. This resulted in LAPD detective Greg Karding finding new evidence, linking Sean Combs to the killing of Tupac Shakur.

Karding worked the case for over three years, and he says Combs put out a hit on Knight and Shakur. The animosity began when Knight called Puffy out on stage at the Source awards in 1995, mocking him for appearing in his artists’ videos. Knight had just visited Shakur in an upstate NY prison, where it is believed he told Knight that the Bad Boys were responsible for Tupac’s earlier shooting in front of a NY recording studio where Tupac was meeting Biggie.

Did Sean Combs have the men shot, retaliating for being embarrassed at the Source Awards a year earlier?

Kennedy Shooting Tupac Shakur

Political Assassination

Some conspiracy theorists say that the CIA, or some secret, shadowy cabal, killed Tupac Shakur. He had broken their unwritten rules, or exposed too much. Was Tupac becoming too powerful? Was he inspiring revolution in black communities? He WAS the son of Black Panther “radicals”, after all.

But was his work inspiring a consciousness movement in urban areas? None that we are aware of.

Tupac was a talented singer, writer, actor, and dancer, but he wasn’t a Black Jesus. He was a bright man, but traveled a dark path at the end of his life, living as a gangster. Perhaps he complained about the police and equated the war in the Middle East with the war against Black America, but he wasn’t the first or the last to say this, either. Most of NWA is still around, and they bravely sang “F*CK THE POLICE“.

However, if your goal is mere chaos, then perhaps his death and the resulting violence WAS orchestrated by this fabled shadowy elite.

Follow the Bodies

Regardless of the real events that night, we know that many people involved didn’t live happily ever after. Several suspects and key witnesses in the murder of Tupac Shakur have died violently. Others are in jail today. They include:

Orlando Anderson, prime suspect – shot and killed
Notorious BIG, suspect – shot and killed
Yaki Kadafi, key witness – shot and killed
Frank Alexander, key witness – shot and killed

Suge Knight, victim – jailed for manslaughter

Other surviving witnesses refuse to talk about that night to this day.

All Seeing Eye Tupac Shakur

Illuminati Sacrifice

Conspiracy theorists say that there are usually 4 reasons why the Illuminati might want to kill someone:

They found out too much, have said too much, or are about to reveal too much.
They aren’t playing along. Refusal to cooperate.
They oppose an important Illuminati plan.
Regular Illuminati Blood sacrifice.

Perhaps Tupac became a blood sacrifice, because he refused to cooperate, and revealed too much about the people who control society.


Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight

What we are left with is a little evidence and a lot of speculation.

Did Orlando Anderson, acting in the passion of the moment, shoot up Tupac’s truck at a stop light?

Was he paid by someone to shoot Tupac?

Who was REALLY responsible?

Let us know in the comments section below, and tell us which theory YOU believe!

Are there other suspects? Tell us YOUR theory.