Mutulu Shakur wrote the following letter
to B.I.G's family after B.I.G's murder:
THE SHAKUR FAMILY EXTENDS OUR SYMPATHYS
TO MS.WALLACE, SISTER FAITH, AND BROTHER BIGGIE'S SON
Brother Biggie's Family; We believe the lost of Biggie
and Tupac will have a tremendous impact on our younger
generation. When all the facts are received and
analyzed, it will show through all the negative and
false accusations and unprincipled actions in the public
which is where our young draws its influence, Brother
Biggie acted in a principle way toward our son and his
public actions were principled by their very nature
which was true to the life game in which he lived.
Our family has not come to any final conclusion
as to who killed our son, Tupac. Nor, why he was
killed. His murder and the death of Yafeu "Kadafi"
Fula son of Yaasmyn Fula and P.O.W. SEKOU ODINGA a month
after Tupac, and the senseless murder of Javana Thomas
the daughter of Freedom Fighter Innie Thomas and the
late B.L.A commander JOHN THOMAS has our family and
extended family in constant grief as well as searching
for the truth in all matters. It has always been
our position that with no investigation, no right to
speak or act. We are continuing our investigation
as to determining the truth of all actions and the matters
associated with reasons; thereby determing our actions.
We do know that Brother Biggie was a part
of an industry that has been under attack from the highest
form of government officials. They have targeted
Tupac, Sister Souljah, Ice T, Ice Cube, and Snoop Dogg
to just name a few. The object of this attack reportedly
was the lyrics' contents and the connection to crime.
"If" this is/was the only case why would
devil worshippers (music and artist) not be hounded
out also? Since they openly worship the devil
in a so-called, God fearing country. (Their music
and profane religion outright denounces the government
while preaching mayhem destructions and even death to
their parents, government and even nonbelievers in their
Yes, we must take responsibility for our
own actions. We must acknowledge that we have
powers to shape minds and souls. Tupac, Biggie
and Yafeu all could bring us closer to the real deal
or turn us in upon ourselves. That power is not
easy to comprehend when your only goal is to "come
up". The struggle of saving and speaking
for has been a tremendous task for most if not all leaders.
But, this government and those who have profitted
from the music culture of Black people; really know
"power" and how to utilize it both internally
and externally. Their goal has been long range
and very specific to their economical survival and political
Wheras our loved ones; our rappers, wanted
to explain their pain and indentify from where they
came, and describe their present life and at times asked
us to hope for a better tomorrow, if all things were
fair. If our familys' (SHAKURS) lack of response
to rumors and allegations contributed to any confusion
as to what principle we stand on; let it be known and
clear!! We do not believe in COINCIDENCES. We
believe history has demonstrated that the murders of
Black people (young & old) who can have a profound
impact; those who refuse to "Bow Down", even
if they themselves are not clear on the reasons why,
have and will be targeted by the government at its highest
level. These murders have historically proven
over time to have the hand of government secret agents
or the stimulation by the government for negative responses
and was initiated by these agents working on behalf
of the government and their secret agendas.
We mourn Brother Biggie and Tupac with
the rest of the Black Nation because they (our son,
brother, father and leader in their own rights) have
clearly been victims of a set of circumstances which
was implemnted outside of their control and/or ability
to influence. While I disagree with the method
of discussing issues of our internal contradictions
in the entertainment media. Tupac in his Makaveli
record clearly changed his wrongful view of who shot
him and who was heading it in New York, and why? That's
not to say that we know the Makaveli allegations is
correct, only that any "Fan" of Tupac's would
surely have known that Tupac revised his wrongful (stance)
against Biggie's involvement concerning his shooting
in New York. And he wanted his "Fans" to know
It is common knowlege that Brother Biggie
was under surveillance by the FBI or other goverment
agents. And his every movement was reportedly
being watched concerning a parole or possible parole
violation. How come those agents did not protect
him, or at least apprehend or pursue the people who
did the shooting? (and, the same must be said, for my
son Tupac). The tactics by law enforcement agencies
in the past have been to arrest these high profile artist
on gun violations. Leaving them in a "catch
22" situation to violate parole by defending themselves.
Or leaving themselves defenseless making them
easy prey for a would be assassin and stick-up kid.
Surely, the FBI was at the party.
AFENI and I have never supported a Crip
vs Blood feud as presented by the Las Vegas Police concerning
our son's assassination. And, I have always pushed
the "Codes of the Thug Life". Which demands
that the various crews select representatives and sit
down as the peace table and talk about any disputes
and misunderstanding that falls between them. Our life
is committed to our people, even with the death our
our own Tupac and Yaki. (They are not the only martyrs
of our family killed under questionable circumstances,
and probably won't be the last. Though I pray otherwise).
If we, on the East Coast and the West Coast or
the Crips and Bloods (as well as other rival Black Gangs
and Street Organizations) began to kill each other (ourselves)
over or, for unclear reasons in revenge for matters
we are not sure of, we will be killing good potential
warriors, who will be needed greatly in the face of
OUR REAL STRUGGLE against THE REAL ENEMY (Like you don't
know!!!) who has masterminded the dessension that now
exists between families of the same Nation by eradicating
ourselves with (Black on Black) crimes.
What we must understand is that our warriors
are needed when it has been proven beyond contradiction
that the CIA were principal importers of Crack Cocaine
and Cocaine period into the hood, initiating the newly
created Drug laws that were blatantly reacially motivated
to set into motion tactics of genocide to destroy and
lock away our brothers and sisters for the rest of their
lives. They have also created conditions that
breed the worst in us. Look at how long the struggle
in South Afrika was extended because of the fighting
of (Afikan on Afrikan) Zulas against A.N.C and P.A.A.C.
Rap music and the Hip-Hop nation is a
movement unclear of its final objectives, but a movement
nevertheless, with potentials this government already
fully understands and is prepared to destroy. If
we look back in our history on the Black Nationalist
Movement, the assassination of BUNCHY CARTER and JOHN
HUGGINS two great Panthers on the West Coast by the
members of U.S. organizations ran by Mr.Ron Karaga.
Afters years of my investigation as a memeber
of the National Task Force for Cointel-pro Litigation
Research, in connection with GERONIMO JI JAGAS' trial.
The motivation and participation in the murders
by the FBI has been proven beyond a doubt. The
murder- assassination of ROBERT WEBB, a West Coast Panther
functioning out of New York, killed on 125th St. and
7th Ave, sparked a vengeful killing of another great
Panther, SAM NAPIER.
The assassination of ROBERT WEBB was revealed
to be FBI motivated as well as their direct participation
in his assassination which in design was to split the
parties East Coast and West Coast connection. At
that time many of us funcioned out of our emotions and
ignorance and played into it. These types of specified
killings helped to destroy our movement, accomplishing
the governments' goals. Don't go for it!!! Learn
from our past mistakes...Act at all times by rationale
and reasoning. We do not want the death of Tupac
or Biggie to be used as a base for internal fractional
side contradictions. Nor for Biggie and Tupac
to be used to fuel further strife, dissession, and destruction
internally by the Federal/Mass Media governing the situation.
In the name of Biggie and Tupac, stop
playing yourselves, and start putting resources into
the real struggle. Show love to your warriors,
pay attention to the game that's being played on/against
us. SEARCH FOR TRUTH!!! Don't look at who
shot Biggie and Tupac, but WHY they were shot. Don't
be fooled by the media that (seldom if ever had a kind
word for rappers) has never shown real concern for your/our
welfare. STOP FAKING TUFF...BE TUFF...!!!
Remember Biggie for being a principled
man, not playing into the media's hype; jumping the
gun even in the face of some clear disrespect which
I apologize for. Don't allow them to continue
to play them. Instead show them love...Tupac and
Biggie will talk on another plane.
Let Tupac's and Biggie's fans grow into
a true bond like when they first started out.
Let's do it for them!!! Continue
to search for truth.
May ALLAH give comfort to Brother Biggie's
family. Especially his offspring as well as friends
and fans. MUCH LOVE TO YOU BIGGIE!!!
To all the Thugs; Live by the code, protect
yourselves at ALL times. Failure to do so could
cost us all.
SINCERELY, DR. MUTULU SHAKUR STIFF RESISTANCE!!!
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