Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations

Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations

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by Greg Kading
     
 

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Two of the most notorious unsolved cases in the annals of American crime, the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls have been the subject of exhaustive investigations, relentless speculation and a tangled web of rampant rumors, crackpot conspiracies and dark secrets.
Now, for the first time, the truth behind these sensational cases is laid bare in Murder Rap,

Overview

Two of the most notorious unsolved cases in the annals of American crime, the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls have been the subject of exhaustive investigations, relentless speculation and a tangled web of rampant rumors, crackpot conspiracies and dark secrets.
Now, for the first time, the truth behind these sensational cases is laid bare in Murder Rap, a raw and riveting account of how a dedicated and driven police detective spearheaded the task force that finally exposed the shocking facts behind the deaths of these two rap music icons.
Told by Greg Kading, a much-decorated LAPD detective assigned to solve the homicides, Murder Rap unravels a twisted tale of music, money, and murder, finally answering the question of who killed Biggie and Tupac and why. With access to never-before-seen material, including the confessions of those directly involved in the killings, Kading’s spellbinding saga takes readers directly inside the four-year cold case investigation, introduces a cast of unforgettable characters and provides compelling new evidence for its explosive conclusions.
A torn-from-the-headlines true crime blockbuster, the scathing revelations of Murder Rap are sure to make headlines all their own.

Editorial Reviews

Michael Connelly
"A step-by-step high stakes investigation, Murder Rap is as riveting as any novel I have read. What makes it all the more powerful is that this mystery story real."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013218871
Publisher:
One Time Publishing
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
210,589
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Greg Kading is a retired Los Angeles Police Department detective. Specializing in the fields of gangs, narcotics, and homicide, Detective Kading spent most of his career assigned to federal task forces to investigate complex criminal cases in the City of Angels. Decorated with the Medal of Valor for bravery and Police Star for heroic action, Detective Kading achieved the departments highest ranking as an investigator. After his 25-year law enforcement career he retired in 2010 to write this book.

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Murder Rap 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Psycher19 More than 1 year ago
Who killed Biggie and Tupac? It's a question that's haunted law enforcement, the music world and anyone committed to justice for decades. Now at last the answer is laid bare in this shocking, provocative and courageous book. Murder Rap is the most important and entertaining new true crime book or this or any other season.
AuthorGK More than 1 year ago
Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls were killed in gang-related drive-bys. Ex-LAPD Detective Greg Kading digs deep into gang culture. "Murder Rap" singlehandedly obliterates the racist myth that corrupt black cops conspired with a corrupt black police chief to execute and cover up the murders." -Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Chuck Philips "A step by step high stakes investigation, Murder Rap is as riveting as any novel I have read. What makes it all the more powerful is that this mystery story is real." -- Michael Connelly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! I have been following these cases for years and read most everything about them. I got an advanced readers copy of this book and was blown away. Finally we get the answers we've all been hoping for. Detective Kading ought to be commended.
phanatic22 More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! It digs deep into the rap music world and Kading's investigation leads to some incredible discoveries about these two legends - Tupac and Biggie. Kudos to Kading for having the guts to write this book and shame on the LAPD for their mismanagement of this case. You won't be able to put this book down once you start.
1817562 More than 1 year ago
This such an inspiring and informative book. My interest in cases like these has been an increasing hobby of mine. Though it has taken me a few months to finish the book, I can honestly say that since I've started reading the book I have been thinking about the cases of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur non-stop. I am no expert in law enforcement or the dealings behind it, but I truly stand behind his dedication to the cases and their authenticity. Greg's writing and honesty is greatly respected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book and hard to put down once you start.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You need to shut your stupid mouth and stop hating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tupac rest in peace, in thugz mansion
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
T&B R.I.P
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great read even though i dont like to read. It was an amazing book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book proved to be an invaluable resource in my senior research project which was about the conspiracy behind the Biggie Smalls murder and clearly detailed what investigative work has been done by the LAPD after all of these years. Kading's search for the truth made this book very compelling and informative.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Something on the nook is not letting me open the book. I am very unhappy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Smiles back
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*he smiles*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh great ANOTHER book about 2 murders from forever ago. Maybe the next book will be about who shot JFK. If you want to really know what happened with 2Pac and BIG, read LAbyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. The Implication of Death Row Records' Suge Knight and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal.