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Today in Hip Hop History | Tupac Shakur Shot and Robbed in Quad Studios (1994)

On November 30, 1994, Tupac Shakur was shot and seriously wounded during a robbery committed by two armed men in the lobby of a midtown Manhattan office building that housed a recording studio where he'd been working on his third album, Me Against the World.

Who shot 2Pac?

The 1994 robbery and shooting – in which Shakur was shot five times, twice in the head -- is widely cited as an instigating event in the long-running rivalry between Shakur and Wallace throughout the mid1990s. Shakur recovered from the 1994 shooting.

In an interview with Vibe magazine in April of 1995, Shakur stated that he believed that Uptown Records' founder Andre Harrell, Sean Combs, and Wallace -- who were all inside the Quad Studio building at the time -- had prior knowledge of the robbery.

In 2011 Dexter Isaac, currently in jail serving a life sentence in Brooklyn, has released a statement to confessing to shooting rapper Tupac Shakur on Nov. 30, 1994.

"In 1994, James Rosemond hired me to rob 2Pac Shakur at the Quad Studio. He gave me $2,500, plus all the jewelry I took, except for one ring, which he wanted for himself. It was the biggest of the two diamond rings that we took. He said he wanted to put the stone in a new setting for his girlfriend at the time, Synthia Ried. I still have as proof the chain that we took that night in the robbery."
" ... I want to apologize to his family [Tupac Shakur] and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Jimmy Henchman]," Isaac said from prison. "I am trying to clean it up to give [Tupac and Biggie's] mothers some closure."

Music mogul Rosemond is CEO of Czar Entertainment and manages The Game and Sean Kingston. In May, Rosemond turned himself in on drug charges and named Isaac in a lengthy statement.



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