The hip-hop world has been shaken by recent disclosures from ex-Las Vegas PD detective, Clifford Mugg. He gave evidence in the grand jury that resulted in the indictment of Duane “Keefe D” Davis. Mugg’s testimony backs up the enduring conspiracy theory that the killings of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls had links. This speculation, driven by the notorious West Coast-East Coast rivalry, has incited intense discussion among followers and critics for more than twenty years.
2Pac was killed in a drive-by shooting in September 1996, a crime for which Keefe D has now been arrested. Biggie was murdered in a similar fashion in March 1997. Mugg clarified in his testimony that while he believed the murders to be linked, he did not believe they were perpetrated by the same person.
Interestingly, recent revelations suggest that 2Pac and Biggie were looking to end their feud before 2Pac’s untimely death. Mopreme Shakur, 2Pac’s brother, confirmed in an interview with AllHipHop that Pac was trying to recruit Biggie to Thug Life. “There was a time when Pac wanted Biggie to be part of the East Coast faction of Thug Life ‘cause we was kicking it with each other anyway. Pac wasn’t just a hater just to be hating. He liked [Biggie],” Shakur said.
Shakur also stood up for his brother, shielding him from the condemnation he received both throughout his life and posthumously. “Pac had the audacity to resist. He was brave enough to retaliate, to speak out. He had the courage to challenge the police, and that carries its own set of implications,” he stated.
Keefe D was arraigned earlier this week in court. The hip-hop community and fans worldwide will be watching closely as the trial unfolds, hoping for some closure to one of the most tragic chapters in music history.
As we delve deeper into this story, it’s clear that the legacy of 2Pac and Biggie continues to resonate in the world of music and beyond. Their untimely deaths left a void in the hip-hop scene that can never be filled. But their music lives on, reminding us of a time when two of the greatest rappers of all time walked among us.
A Closer Look at the adidas Yeezy Slide “Salt”
While Yeezy releases wind down, with the adidas label recently announcing that it will halt releases of the Yeezy line in 2023, another Yeezy Slide release has surfaced on the 2024 sneaker calendar. Indulge in a closer look at the Yeezy Slide “Salt,” model slated to drop in 2024.
With optimal comfort at the forefront, the green/gray-hued “Salt” slide is constructed from a single piece of injected EVA foam and boasts a signature wide strap covering most of the footbed. Subtle adidas branding is stamped on the footbed as well, with the model’s signature horizontal grooves along the outsole. The “Salt” colorway is just one slide model that is expected to be released next year. Check out the surfaced photos in the gallery above.
The adidas Yeezy Slide “Salt” runs for $75 USD, and is expected to drop sometime during 2024. Stay tuned for official images and more updates as they surface.
Elsewhere in the footwear world, Satisfy and HOKA have collaborated on a Clifton LS pack for the Fall/Winter 2023 season.
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