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Jewish Defense League Schemed to Extort Money from Rapper Tupac Shukur, FBI Documents Reveal

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The radical Jewish Defense League plotted to extort money from rappers including Tupac Shakur by threatening them, then offering them protection for a fee, recently released FBI records reveal.

Others who were targets of the plot included Eric Wright aka “EAZY-E” of Ruthless Records, who who died of AIDS, the FBI documents show

The scheme, according to the FBI documents, involved the JDL making death threats to rappers, then offering to provide protection and intervene to make the threat go away. The plot involved the victims and their family being taken to a “safe haven” with gun toting guards, the documents said.  One document said the extortion figure amounted to about $50,000.

It was unclear from the documents how far the plots got. Shakur was murdered in 1996 in Las Vegas.

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Rapper Notorious B.I.G. Was Killed With Rare Armor Piercing Ammunition, FBI Files Show


By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — Brooklyn-born rapper Christopher Wallace — aka Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls — was killed on March 9, 1997 in Los Angeles with a “very rare” Gecko 9 mm armor piercing ammunition seldom found in the U.S., newly released FBI files show.

ABC News  reported that information, which is included in hundreds of heavily redacted FBI files on the rapper’s unsolved murder probe, which was closed in 2005.

Notorious B.I.G., an east coast rapper, was part of an ongoing east coast-west coast beef involving rappers.

The FBI documents also show at the time of his murder he was carrying a plastic baggie of marijuana, an asthma inhaler and three Magnum condoms, ABC reported, and he was wearing  size 48 Karl Kani jeans, size 13 Timberlands and a size 54 Bernini sweater. He was murdered six months  after the Los Angeles-based rapper Tupac Shakur was murdered.

The FBI documents showed that a search warrant of  Wallace’s home after his murder showed a “shrine of TUPAC SHAKUR and numerous 9mm guns and ammunition, LAPD radios, scanners and other tactical items.”

According to the FBI files, Biggie was murdered after he left the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles after attending a post Music Awards ceremony.

“Wallace was in the middle car of a 3-car caravan when a dark Chevy SS Impala pulled next to him and fired several times into the passenger area where Wallace was sitting,” the FBI document said. “Wallace died minutes later at a local hospital.”

“Several sources identified the shooter as a light skinned black male wearing a suit and bow tie,” the FBI file said.

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