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Biggie Smalls Murdered: Still Unsolved 22 Years Later

Biggie Smalls Was Killed 22 Years Ago, Remains A Cold Case

Written By: Sid Jones

Biggie Smalls was murdered on March 9th, 1997. And his case still remains unsolved. Despite the efforts of documentaries, taskforces, and biographies. It appears his murder may continue to go unsolved. However, the answer may be hidden in City Of Lies. Which, despite being pulled from it’s U.S release, it has been shown in China. Among other countries.

There is also a USA Network special that is now available on Netflix. Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and Biggie. Spoiler Alert: This film did not speculate on the people involved. Unlike the film, Zodiac where they speculate on the identity of the killer. And now, there are pages like BuzzFeed that are examining the case. But we are no closer to solving the murder. And That’s where we get into why I’m writing this article.



Who Killed Biggie And Tupac?

The Notorious B.I.G, a Brooklyn and hip hop legend found himself heading over to California. Quite frequently, in fact. Whether it was to hang out with Tupac, or if was for an award show. Unfortunately, there was a falling out between the two hip hop legends.

Fast forward to the aftermath of Tupac Shakur’s murder. There’s an increase of violence in the streets of Compton and Los Angeles. Not to mention, the gangland murders and drive-by shootings had lead people to believe this was retaliation for Tupac. So, was Biggy Smalls killed by gangbangers? Or was it, perhaps the orders of Suge Knight from behind prison walls?

Well, if you’re looking for a straight up answer from me, I think it was retaliation. Whether it was at the call of Suge, or Bloods, I can’t be certain. However, I can speculate on whom I think is responsible for the case remaining unsolved. The Los Angeles and Las Vegas police departments.

As far as Tupac’s murder goes. I’m pretty sure the Crips are responsible for the crime. Retaliation  for the Orlando Anderson altercation that occurred in Vegas.


Law Enforcement Compromises Evidence

Why is it in high profile cases, law enforcement screws everything up? From JonBenet Ramsey, to Tupac and Biggie Smalls. There is a long history of cops not doing their jobs. And for some reason, this seems to happen all too often. Which leads me to two different conclusions. Either they send out the dumbest officers and crime scene investigators. Or, they deliberately mishandle crime scenes and evidence.

I’m inclined to lean towards the latter. Especially when it comes to the Tupac and Biggie Smalls. It’s nothing personal, I just don’t trust anyone in uniform. And for that, I’m not sorry. In fact, I personally feel like there needs to be some sort of accountability. So, I guess the badges inflate the egos.

So, blame Las Vegas PD, Los Angeles PD, and the FBI. And, what I think happens, is someone gets close to solving the case, and suddenly they’re re-assigned. Or, something goes wrong in the case. And I think Unsolved: The Tupac And Biggie Smalls series dives deep into that.

But, I’d like to add that officials handling the case, have evidence that they refuse to share with each other. And I don’t think this is an accident, it’s corruption.


The Case Will Never Be Solved

And with that, I will end this piece with my own two cents. Without getting too in depth. Biggie Smalls is not the man people think he is. In fact, there is no evidence to suggest he was involved in violent crimes. Between compromised evidence and corrupt cops, it’s going to be damn near impossible. And some of the people from the time are either retired, or dead.

However, I do think it’s important that we remember Tupac and Biggie. And not just for their music, but their legacies. Because, of the beef that is currently circulating in the industry, we need to learn from them as well.

But if I had to guess who killed Biggie Smalls? The guilty shooter is Former Officer David Mack.


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