Urban Islandz NEWS: FBI has released documents surrounding the murder of Rap legend Tupac Shakur.
The Documents revealed that Pac was once the target of multiple death and extortion threats prior to his fatal shooting in 1997.
His papers, however, focus more on death threats he and his California peers received from the Jewish Defense League, a pro-Israel domestic terrorist organization, than his own 1996 murder.
According to the documents, the September 1997 findings reveal that the “JDL and others yet identified have been extorting money from various rap music stars via death threats.” The JDL apparently would contact artist–Shakur included–by phone, claiming that their lives were in danger, then offer their protective services for a fee. Before being shot to death Sept. 7 in Las Vegas after attending a Mike Tyson fight, Shakur had been called by the group, though a conclusive connection to his death has not subsequently been made.
In addition to Shakur, late N.W.A. leader Eazy-E was also mentioned in the FBI files.