Its been almost 13 years since the Notorious B.I.G.’s death, and the murder remains unsolved. It’s one of the most frustrating stories in hip-hop: on March 9, 1997 the rap icon (born Christopher Wallace), 24, was killed in a drive-by shooting after his album release party at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. And no one knows who did it. But today CNN is reporting that an investigation into the case has been “reinvigorated” due to some kind of new information, saying that the Los Angeles Police Department, L.A. County District Attorney’s Office, and FBI are all involved.
Over the years, much speculation has surrounded the case. Some claim a rivalry between Wallace and slain rapper Tuac Shakur fueled the attack. Others accuse L.A. authorities of not trying hard enough to find the killer of a famous rapper, supposedly not deeming it important enough to warrant an extensive investigation. After all these years, it’s possible that the case could finally be headed toward some kind of resolution.
Do you think this case it will ever be solved? Why do you think it’s taking so long?
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