By Robin Murray on CLASHMUSIC.COM
The FBI have released more than 100 pages of information relating to the murder to iconic rapper Notorious B.I.G..
Gunned down in 1997, Notorious B.I.G. remains an iconic figure in hip hop. Widely regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time, his material helped take the form to another level both commercially and artistically.
Caught up in the rivalry between the East and West coast, many fans have posited that Biggie Smalls was shot dead in revenge for the killing of Tupac Shakur. More than a decade of investigation has failed to reveal the killer, with numerous conspiracy theories emerging due to the lack of hard evidence.
Now the FBI has released a huge volume of files relating to the murder. The organisation bowed to a freedom of information plea, and has published more than 100 pages of documentation online.
The results are fascinating. The FBI have opened up about various aspects of the unsolved murder, including the “very rare” Gecko 9mm ammunition which was used to kill the seminal hip hop star.
The ammunition forms the centre of many conspiracy theories, with the FBI including information about possible sources.
There are numerous theories about the murder, with Notorious B.I.G.’s family taking the Los Angeles Police Department to court last year. Alleging a cover up, the case was dismissed by a judge.
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The news comes shortly after a surge of interest in the case. A movie in 2009 took the rapper’s life to the silver screen, while CNN recently reported that the case had been reinvigorated by fresh leads.
The FBI are working with the LA County District Attorney to solve the case, with the new information no amongst the papers released.