TUPAC SHAKUR AND BIGGIE SMALLS, 1996–97

DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS

Rap megastars Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls were friends who became the bitterest of rivals. Their deaths sparked the most infamous murder mystery in hip-hop history…

Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls were two of the leading rap artists of the 1990s and remain among the most influential of all time. Their staggering fame and success was rapidly rising—until both were killed in drive-by shootings. On September 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur, aged just 25, was gunned down in his car in Las Vegas and died from his wounds six days later. Just months later, on March 9 the following year, 24-year-old Christopher Wallace, better known as Biggie Smalls or The Notorious B.I.G., was shot dead in his car outside ...

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