Black Entertainment : rapCOINTELPRO, Fact, or Fiction?

Discussion in 'Black Entertainment' started by Zulile, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Jun 24, 2007
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    In 1994, Tupac Shakur was ambushed, beaten and shot at the Quad Recording Studios in New York. He insisted that friends of Sean 'Diddy' Combs were behind it. New information supports him.,0,4451053.story

    Now, newly discovered information, including interviews with people who were at the studio that night, lends credence to Shakur's insistence that associates of rap impresario Sean "Diddy" Combs were behind the assault. Their alleged motives: to punish Shakur for disrespecting them and rejecting their business overtures and, not incidentally, to curry favor with Combs.

    The information focuses on two New York hip-hop figures -- talent manager James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond and promoter James Sabatino, who is now in prison for unrelated crimes.

    FBI records obtained recently by The Times say that a confidential informant told authorities in 2002 that Rosemond and Sabatino "set up the rapper Tupac Shakur to get shot at Quad Studios." The informant said Sabatino had told him that Shakur "had to be dealt with."

    The records -- summaries of FBI interviews with the informant conducted in July and December 2002 -- provide details of how Shakur was lured to the studio and ambushed. Others with knowledge of the incident corroborated the informant's account in interviews with The Times and gave additional details.

    According to this information, Rosemond and Sabatino, infuriated by what they saw as Shakur's insolent behavior, enticed him to the Quad by offering him $7,000 to provide a vocal track for a rap recording.

    Three assailants -- reputedly friends of Rosemond -- were lying in wait. They were on orders to beat Shakur but not kill him and to make the incident look like a robbery, the sources said. They were told they could keep whatever jewelry or other valuables they could steal from Shakur and his entourage.

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  2. Keita Kenyatta

    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

    Feb 7, 2004
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    To keep it real....I never needed a f.b.i. report or anything. I simply looked at the dynamics of what was going on....looked at the relationship and so called trust factors of what was going on....and then I looked at the "MIDDLE MAN" and put it all together. And who was the middle man? P.Diddy !!! Who had the most to gain? P.Diddy!!! Who was darn near unheard of before any of this went down? P. Diddy!!! Just My Opinion...I can't even name you a P.Diddy record come to think of it.
  3. Edward Williams

    Edward Williams Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Jan 14, 2006
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    Produce Justice
    Right here!
    Just more of the same...what we loosely call "divide and conquer". Where the white people who practice racism (white supremacy) keep all of their arrows pointing at us and all of our arrows pointing at each much so, that we are almost on automatic where we do it without their direct involvement or instruction.

    How do we work against them working against us?

    Only come in contact with each other when we have something constructive to say or do with each other.

    This simple strategy minimizes conflict between us by maximizing constructive intereation between us. Then they will not be able to pit us against each other.

    Very simple. Very effective.
  4. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

    Jun 11, 2001
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    thrivin' spiritually/physically/emotionally/financ
    where failure is not an option
    i've yet to see anyone

    arrested let alone tried by a court