Convicted Felon Claims Involvement in Tupac Shakur Shooting

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A major clue in hip-hop's greatest unsolved crime has just been revealed — maybe.

A man has claimed he was involved in the robbery and attack of rapper Tupac Shakur in NYC on November 30, 1994 — sparking a feud that eventually led to the still-unsolved murders of both Shakur in 1996 and fellow rapper Notorious B.I.G. in 1997.

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Currently serving life in prison for murder, robbery and other crimes, Dexter Isaac tells that he was paid $2,500 by James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond to ambush Shakur at Manhattan's Quad Studios. Although he was shot five times, Shakur survived that attack.

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"I want to apologize to his family [Tupac Shakur] and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Jimmy Henchman]," Isaac told from prison. "I am trying to clean it up to give [Tupac and Biggie's] mothers some closure."

The statute of limitations has now run out on that 1994 attack. Isaac says he's come forward now to clear his conscience and to prove the involvement of Rosemund, a former music mogul. He also denies Rosemund's claim that he is cooperating with the government in any investigation.

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Thursday would have been Shakur's 40th birthday. The Associated Press reports that New York City Police have begun investigating Isaac's claims.

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