RIO YAMAT and MARIA SHERMAN (Associated Press)
LAS VEGAS (TodayNews) — Nevada authorities confirmed Tuesday that they served a search warrant this week in connection with the long-unsolved murder of rapper Tupac Shakur almost 30 years ago.
Shakur, one of the most successful figures in hip-hop, was killed on the night of September 7, 1996 in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. He was 25.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said a search warrant was executed on Monday in the nearby town of Henderson. It is not clear what they were looking for and where they were looking.
Department spokesman Aden Ocampo Gomez said in a brief phone call that he could not provide more details on the latest developments in the case, citing an open investigation.
Shakur was shot while sitting in a black car with Marion “Suge” Knight, head of Death Row Records. Police said the two were stopped at a red light near the Las Vegas Strip when a white Cadillac pulled up next to them and gunfire began.
After receiving several shots, Shakur was taken to the hospital, where he died a week later.
No arrests have ever been made. Las Vegas police have said in the past that the investigation quickly ground to a halt, in part because witnesses refused to cooperate.
There is no statute of limitations in Nevada for the prosecution of homicide cases.
Considered one of the most influential and versatile rappers of all time, Shakur has received six Grammy nominations, five No. 1 albums: 1995’s Me Against the World, 1996’s All Eyez on Me, and three posthumous releases. . : “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory” from 1996, recorded under the pseudonym Makaveli, as well as “Until the End of Time” from 2001 and “Loyal to the Game” from 2004.
In 2017, Snoop Dogg inducted him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In June of this year, the rapper received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He also had several museum pieces dedicated to his life, including Tupac Shakur. Wake me up when I’m free”, which opened in 2021.
His professional music career only lasted five years, but Shakur scored 21 on the Billboard Hot 100, including top 10 hits “Dear Mama” and “Old School” in 1995, as well as his most famous track “How Do U Want It/California”. Love” 1996. ” featuring K-Ci and JoJo. The latter spent two weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 from his latest studio album and Death Row Records debut All Eyez on Me.
According to entertainment company Luminate, Shakur has sold 33 million albums, 41 million of them including track sales and their streaming equivalents. The rapper’s on-demand video and audio streams total 10.1 billion.
Associated Press reporter Jonathan Landrum of Los Angeles contributed to the story. Sherman reported from Los Angeles.