Thursday, March 27, 2008

Who Shot Ya?

After last week's sensational LA Times story in which veteran journalist Chuck Phillips implicated P.Diddy's comrades in the 1994 attempted murder of 2pac (which then led to a bi-coastal beef that had me and all my 11-year-old middle school homies holding up boney-fingered "W's" like we owned shit), people were floored.

Now, another shock: it was a fake.

Turns out the confidential informat used in the story is a seasoned con man who's been trying for years to wedge himself into some good ole' fashioned hip hop beef.

According to The Smoking Gun:
The con man, James Sabatino, 31, has long sought to insinuate himself, after the fact, in a series of important hip-hop events, from Shakur's shooting to the murder of the Notorious B.I.G. In fact, however, Sabatino was little more than a rap devotee, a wildly impulsive, overweight white kid from Florida whose own father once described him in a letter to a federal judge as "a disturbed young man who needed attention like a drug."

I've already made some noise about it, but the homie at ill doctrine had some especially harsh -- and pogniant --words:

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