(AllHipHop News) A man has admitted to shooting rap star Tupac Shakur in 1994 after being paid $2,500 dollars by James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond inside Manhattan’s Quad Studios in November of 1994. Dexter Isaac, a former friend of Rosemond, is an inmate currently serving life in prison for murder, robbery and other offenses. Isaac came forward Wednesday (June 15th) with the information on the eve of what would be Tupac’s 40th birthday. He confessed to his involvement in the November 30th, 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur to AllHipHop.com, after Jimmy 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.” Henchmen, who is currently on the run from Federal officials, claimed that Dexter Isaac, along with other incarcerated inmates were cooperating with the government in an investigation of his alleged drug dealing activities. “If the government is relying on informants like Winston “Winnie” Harris, a convicted drug dealer and Jamaican deportee, who came to me and motioned via hand signal that he was forced to wear a wire and begged me to skip town or Dexter Isaac who is serving life in prison plus 30 years, then I’m sure I will not be offered a fair trial,” Henchman said in a statement released to AllHipHop.com in May of 2011. Dexter Isaac told AllHipHop.com that he decided to confess to the robberies to prove Jimmy Henchman’s involvement, in addition to clearing his conscious for the shooting. Isaac said he was comfortable going on record relating to the robbery and shooting, since the statute of limitations had expired. Legally, no one can be prosecuted for the assault at this time. Isaac was a lifelong friend of Jimmy Henchmen, who helped the former mogul set up his first company, Henchman Entertainment, in 1989. Isaac claims he never cooperated with the government in any investigation, and Jimmy Henchman’s allegations infuriated him. Isaac, who is also from Brooklyn has long been suspected of being involved in the Quad shooting of Tupac Shakur, along with an associate name Spencer “Scooter” Bowens, who is also serving a life sentence. According to the confession below, Dexter Isaac not only knows what happened to Tupac Shakur’s jewelry, but he claims he is also in possession of the Hip-Hop star’s chain that was taken during the altercation on that infamous night on November 7, 1994. The shooting on November 30th, was the start of a deadly feud that resulted in the murders of both Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. Their murders have never been solved. Isaac was indicted by the government in 1998 and was subsequently sentenced to life in prison for murder, robbery, fraud and witness intimidation charges. [Editor’s Note: His entire admission involving his role in the Tupac Shakur shooting in 1994 is listed below, along with his contact information for verification purposes.]
Brooklyn rapper Fabolous is reminding fans to not become too comfortable with his new S.O.U.L. Tape underground project by revealing plans to drop his forthcoming Loso’s Way 2 solo album by summer’s end.
“The next album is coming in September, so I’m working on that, trying to finish that up,” Fab said referring to Loso’s Way 2. “We’re looking to do that around September 13th. September 11th is actually when my first album dropped, ten years ago, that was also the tragic day of 9/11, so you know, my album dropped that same day. And we kind of want to do a ten-year anniversary kind of feel. So, we looking for September 13th. I’m working with a lot of guys. It’s still in the baby stages, so I don’t want to give too much of the info out right now but it’s soon to come. Everything will be out there.” (Hot 106)
Last April, Fab said he decided not to give the project a definite deadline in order to have it come together organically.
“The album, we just started on that. I really just got a lot of beats on that, picking beats out or whatever. Then I lock in and attack the beats, like a monster in a cave. [Laughs] I drag the beats back to my cave. [Deadline?] Not really. I usually have deadlines but I don’t. They tell you what time you need to do something, and it’s like, ‘Okay, I work toward that time, but if it’s not ready, it’s not ready.’ But I’m definitely not the type that will just let something not come out. There’s a couple [of] albums right now that people have been talking about for a year…” (XXL Mag)
In May 2010, Fab said he hoped to put the project out by the fall.
“I’m trying to get it out there for Thanksgiving,” Fab revealed in an interview with radio host Tim Westwood. “I think Thanksgiving will be a great time. I’m just grabbing up all the beats. Once I get all the bones of it, I can just lay the skin right on top of it. I kinda got where the concept of where I want to go with it but I just got to find the music to pull it all together. I’ve got about 12 beats right now, looking for maybe about four more. And I worked with more young, hungry producers this time. Last time I had a lot of big features and producers but this time I wanted to shake the chemistry up a little bit…” (Tim Westwood TV)
Around December 2009, Fab initially said the project could drop sometime in the second quarter.
“I’m looking to come next summer,” Fab said of the album’s release date. “I like summer releases. It’s good timing. People are out, a lot of people need good music to ride to. I’m looking towards June or July again and come with Loso’s Way 2.” As of now, the roll-out for the original Loso’s Way is still underway. Fab wants to release viral visuals for “Lullaby,” “Last Time” and “Makin’ Love,” while a clip “I’mma Do It” hit the ‘net a few weeks ago. (MTV)
Check out Fabolous’ interview below: