Don’t Mess With The Bloods And The Crips

Mention either Tupac Shakur or Biggie Smalls, and many Americans can talk for days about whom they believe murdered these two artists. Some people will even argue that Shakur and Smalls faked their own deaths and are hiding out somewhere secretly. With both investigations now cold cases and autopsy reports still standing, we may never know for sure who took the lives of the talented rappers, only that they are in fact deceased and have been for a very long time.

However, former Los Angeles Police Detective Greg Kading has a very strong opinion on who the murderers are. And his beliefs are shocking a nation.

In his newly released book, Murder Rap, Kading reveals that Duane “Keffe D” Keith Davis—a former member of the Southside Crips—testified in a taped 2008 confession to witnessing the shootings of both Death Row Records rapper Tupac Shakur and CEO Suge Knight during 1996. How?

Murdered rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur are at the center of the latest LAPD-related controversy.

Because the CEO of Bad Boy Entertainment, Sean “Puffy” Combs, paid Keffe D’s cousin, Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson, $1 million to kill them both. Did I mention that Bad Boy Entertainment and Death Row Records are fierce rivals?

Kading then goes on to claim that a wounded Knight paid Piru Blood member Wardell “Poochie” Fouse to kill Biggie Smalls in retaliation for Shakur’s demise. It is a story so outlandish that it is actually believable.

Kading, one of the leading investigators on the Biggie Smalls murder case, claims the department was on the verge of a breakthrough when he was thrown off the case. A few months later, the entire investigation was shut down. After handing in his badge during 2010, Kading sat down to write Murder Rap, the book becoming a nationwide bestseller after its release only a few weeks ago.

Keffe D’s confessions come as part of a deal struck with him by the FBI. The kingpin of a nationwide PCP ring, Keffe D was looking at 25-years-to-life if he did not reveal his secrets. He insists that no portion of his interview is inaccurate, so as not to jeopardize his plea bargain. “Everything in this report has to be right on, because if down the road it’s determined that some of these details are incorrect, then everything’s off the table,” Keffe D says.

Greg Kading, a highly-decorated former LAPD detective, is the author of the now-infamous Murder Rap.

Sean Combs claims that the accusations are just plain crazy. “This story is pure fiction and completely ridiculous!” he insists.

Suge Knight has declined to comment, which is helping to fuel the firestorm.

Although both Baby Lane and Poochie—the alleged hitmen in the murders of Shakur and Smalls—were both shot and killed years ago in Bloods vs. Crips battles set off by the celebrities’ slayings, the entertainers accused of hiring them are still very much alive.

“I hope,” Kading says, “that despite any lawsuits I face from the book, the case I so desperately wanted to finish will finally get its day in court.”


About Angela Nicole Chu

AngieChu. 27. ENFP-A. Mum to three cats: Kairi, Ezio, and Litten. Taken by Zach. Concert junkie. I write things. I film things. I yoga, bro. Bounce that (bleep) like, whoa!

Posted on October 18, 2012, in Entertainment, News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hi Angela,

    I like your article. I’ve not picked up that book but it sounds interesting. Have you read the one by Randall Sullivan – – that follows the investigations of Detective Russell Poole? Very similar stuff but without that key testimony.

    I’ve been very interested in these investigations over the years and aside from the obvious tragedy to the two individuals the awful thing is that the family and fans will never have closure while the cases are unsolved.

    People have found their own way to cope, including the alive theorists that you mentioned. I took a different approach and decided to write a fictional novel that charts a journey of a young woman, who in many ways echoes the feelings of the fans who’ve lost Tupac.

    Her journey ties in with Tupac in an unusual way and is action packed. Currently, Makaveli’s Prince has 4.4 stars on Amazon –

    I’d love for you to check it out and let me know what you think. You can find me on Twitter or via


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