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Who murdered The Notorious B.I.G.? A federal inmate in a Chicago prison claims to know

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Federal prison inmate Clayton Hill told HipHopDx.com recently disclosed that he believes he knows who murdered iconic rapper The Notorious B.I.G., then 24, March 1997.

Hill, a onetime member of the Nation of Islam, claims that he met with a man named Dawoud Muhammad shortly after in Atlanta at Muhammad Mosque #15 and was given the gun used to kill B.I.G. (real name: Christopher Wallace), making Hill an accessory to the crime.

“[Dawoud Muhammad] stated to me that he was on the run for the murder [of Wallace],” Hill says. “He disclosed that he was the shooter of The Notorious B.I.G. because he was a former Blood gang member and was paid to do so.” Hill plans to release an e-book, Diary of an Ex-Terrorist, about his time with the Nation of Islam.

“I told [Dawoud Muhammad] I had instructions to collect some property from him,” he writes. “He must have been given the same instructions because he didn’t hesitate or show any signs of doubt as he bent over and removed a trash liner out of a waste can and handed it to me to hold open. He reached into the duffle bag he brought with him and pulled out a semi-automatic hand gun that could have been a .9 millimeter or a .40 caliber wrapped in a white undershirt. Carefully he placed it into the trash bag making sure his hands never touched any of the exposed parts of the gun.”

Earlier this year authorities announce that B.I.G.’s murder investigation had been reinvigorated, citing new leads. But they never alluded to a confession or tip of this sort.

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