Betrayed Friend of Former Rap Mogul Jimmy Henchman Claims Responsibility For November 1994 Tupac Shooting
After receiving word that his former associate Jimmy Henchman had accused him of turning state’s witness on him, Dexter Isaac, currently serving life in prison, has confessed to accompanying the shooter of Tupac Shakur at Manhattan’s Quad Studios in 1994?the first act of gun violence in the East Coast-West Coast conflict that ultimately led to the deaths of both Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac. Isaac claims Jimmy Henchman paid him $2,500 for the hit. [AllHipHop]
The Oral History of Bad Meets Evil
Long-read of the day: the June Complex cover story detailing the Eminem/Royce Da 5’9″ collaboration when it began fifteen years ago, how it fell apart, and how it came back together, as told to someone who was there at the beginning.
Parts and Labor‘s Distorted Cover of Kanye West’s “Runaway”
Last but not least: for the A.V. Club‘s ongoing “A.V. Undercover” series, Brooklyn indie rockers Parts and Labor offered their noisy take on Kanye West’s “Runaway.” We kinda dig it, even if it comes nowhere near the original. (Also check out Iron and Wine‘s cover of George Michael‘s “One More Try.”)