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Search warrant issued in connection to unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur | US News

US authorities served a search warrant this week in connection with the unsolved murder of rapper Tupac Shakur nearly 30 years ago. 

Shakur, one of the most prolific figures in hip-hop, was killed aged 25 in September 1996 in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

He was shot several times inside a black vehicle stopped at a red light near the Las Vegas strip.

Pic: AP

Shakur was rushed to hospital where he died a week later.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said the search warrant was executed on Monday in the nearby city of Henderson.

Aden OcampoGomez, a spokesperson for the department, said he could not provide further details, citing the ongoing investigation.

Nevada does not have a statute of limitations for prosecuting murder cases.

Despite his professional music career lasting just five years, Shakur is considered one of the most influential and versatile rappers of all time.

He had five number one albums: 1995’s Me Against the World, 1996’s All Eyez on Me, and three posthumous releases – 1996’s The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, which was recorded under the name Makaveli, as well as 2001’s Until The End of Time and 2004’s Loyal to the Game.

The six-time Grammy nominee also secured 21 Billboard Hot 100s, including two top 10 hits: Dear Mama/Old School in 1995, and his best-known track, 1996’s How Do U Want It/California Love featuring K-Ci and JoJo.

Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur

He has sold 33 million albums, rising to 41 million when including track sales and streaming equivalents, according to Luminate. The rapper’s on-demand video and audio streams total 10.1 billion.

Shakur was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Snoop Dogg in 2017.

In June of this year, the rapper received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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