The Las Vegas police, who have been investigating the murder of rap legend Tupac Shakur for nearly three decades, have recently obtained a new search warrant, according to a spokesperson’s statement on Tuesday.
Tupac, the renowned artist known for hits like “California Love,” was tragically killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas when he was just 25 years old, and his killers have remained unidentified to this day.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that the search warrant was executed in the nearby city of Henderson on Monday as part of the ongoing investigation into Tupac Shakur’s homicide. However, no further details were provided.
Tupac’s rise to fame was nothing short of spectacular, going from a backup dancer to a prominent gangsta rapper and a highly influential figure in hip-hop, with record sales totaling 75 million.
He also became entangled in a well-publicized rivalry between East Coast and West Coast hip-hop, further fueled by promoters.
Although originally from New York, Tupac moved to California as a teenager and became a prominent figure in the West Coast hip-hop scene.
The circumstances surrounding his death in September 1996 have remained unclear, leading to numerous theories and speculations.
His murder was followed by the killing of his East Coast rival, Christopher “The Notorious BIG” Wallace, six months later. Many have suspected that their deaths were linked to the rivalry between their respective music labels, Death Row (based in LA) and Bad Boy Entertainment (located in New York).
However, some music historians believe that the East Coast-West Coast feud may have been exaggerated for commercial purposes.