On the eve of what would have been rapper Tupac Shakur’s 40th birthday (June 16), a man finally decided to come clean about what happened the night Tupac was attacked in November 1994. Tupac and his posse were robbed and gunned down inside Quad Studios in Manhattan and Dexter Issac says he’s to blame.
Yesterday, Issac came forth to AllHipHop.com to tell the truth. He says that James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemand paid him $2,500 and that he still has one of Pac’s gold chains to prove it. Isaac, a former friend of Rosemond, is an inmate currently serving life in prison for murder, robbery and other offenses.
He confessed to his involvement in the November 30th, 1994 robbery, after Henchman identified him in a statement, relating to Henchman’s indictment for dealing numerous kilos of cocaine.
“I want to apologize to his family [Tupac Shakur] and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Jimmy Henchman],” Dexter Isaac told AllHipHop.com from prison. “I am trying to clean it up to give [Tupac and Biggie’s] mothers some closure.”
Isaac said that he decided to confess to the robbery to prove Jimmy Henchman’s involvement, in addition to clearing his conscience for his role in the robbery.
Since the statute of limitations had expired, legally, no one can be prosecuted for the assault at this time.
The shooting on November 30, 1994 led to a deadly coast-to-coast feud that resulted in the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. Tupac, for the West coast, blamed Biggie, ruler of the East, for the shooting at a Manhattan-based recording studio. Though B.I.G. and his entourage were also at Quad studios at the time of the occurrence, they denied the accusation. “It just happened to be a coincidence that he was in the studio. He just, he couldn’t really say who really had something to do with it at the time. So he just kinda’ leaned the blame on me,” said Biggie.
Tupac was shot in 1996 and Biggie was murdered a short time later in 1997. Their murders have never been solved.
What do you think of this story? Is Dexter Issac telling the truth?