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BC: wORK cITED | "Biggie Smalls-Rap Dictionary." Main Page- Rap Dictionary. Web. 13 May 2011. "Tupac Biography." Is 2pac Alive? web. 12 May 2011. .

FC: Did Biggie Set-Up Tupac??? | By:Vee Tillman

1: For as long as I can remember, people have said that I look like Notorious B.I.G. I don't think that I really look like him, or do I? B.I.G. represented the East Coast rap game and Tupac, a former friend of | B.I.G.'s, represented the West Coast after being shot in New York. The question that everybody is asking is, Did B.I.G. set up Tupac? Even though they were on opposite sides of the East Coast West Coast controversy, despite common belief, B.I.G. did not set up, or arrange Tupac Shakur's death.

2: B.I.G. had just droped his first single, "Juicy", and was being schooled in the game by | Before Tupac signed a contract with Death Row Records, He and Big were friends in the rap game.

3: <-Random Picture | "Pac" and "Puff" (Bad Boys' executive producer.

4: The Oakland, California based rapper meanwhile forged a rivalry with Biggie, publicly accusing him and Sean (Puff) Combs of having facilitated his being shot five times in the lobby of a New York Recording Studio on November 30,1994. He claimed that Biggie's song "Who Shot Ya?" proved that he had something to do with Tupac's shooting.

5: Because of this, the East Coast West Coast Controversy began.

6: East Coast

7: West Coast

8: After being signed to Death Row, Tupac recorded perhaps the most intense beef track of all time, called “Hit ‘Em Up”, in response to “Who Shot Ya?” which Tupac thought was Biggie taunting him in regards to his robbery and shooting.In the track – in very vulgar and explicit language – Tupac claims that he had sex with Biggie’s wife, R&B singer Faith Evans.After “Hit ‘Em Up”, what was a personal beef between Tupac and Biggie turned into a nationwide east coast vs. west coast competition for record sales. Rappers aligned themselves with either Tupac and Death Row or Biggie and Bad Boy.

9: Being a part of the beef brought financial benefits to all involved. It allowed for recognition and media attention, which in turn boosted record sales.

10: At the 1995 Source awards, Suge Knight got on stage and advertised his label by saying “Any artists out there who wants to be an artist and stay a star, and don't wanna have to worry about the executive producer trying to beall in the videos, all on the records, dancingcome to Death Row!" - trashing Puffy for his tendency to appear in his artist’s videos. He was booed – the awards were in New York, and in New York it was all about Bad Boy.

11: Later that night, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, fellow members of the Death Row label were also booed while performing a song. Snoop responded by asking the crowd ““The east coast ain’t got no love for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg and Death Row?!”

12: Biggie and Puffy had a different approach to dealing with the beef. Biggie and Puffy never made a diss song against Tupac or any members of the west coast. Instead, when asked about the beef, they would try and shrug it off. However, in shrugging the beef off, they were still active participants. There was no changing Tupac’s mind – he felt that Biggie and Puffy had betrayed him.

14: In the end Biggie and Tupac were both murdered. Tupac was shot in Los Vegas on September 7,1996 and died a week later on the 13th. However, Big was murdered about 6 months later on March 9, 1997 while promoting his new album in Los Angeles. People say Biggies Murder was revenge for Tupac's killing because they say that Biggie set up Tupac. I still say that despite what has been said, Biggie did not set up Tupac Shakur. But, because Tupac was killed, People thought that Biggie Should die too.


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