On what would have been Tupac's 40th birthday, a man behind bars makes an interesting confession shedding some light on the events that shaped and molded hip hop into what it is now.  Check this story out:

Here's a QUICK recap of the story.  In November of 1994, rapper Tupac Shakur stopped by the Quad Studios, a recording studio where the Notorious B.I.G., Sean "Puffy" Combs, and other Bad Boy family members were recording.  In a scene most notably played out in the Biggie bio-pic "Notorious," while at the studios 'Pac was shot and robbed (this was not the shooting that went on to kill him).  Again, long-story short, 'Pac always blamed the shooting on on-again off-again friend/enemy Biggie's Bad Boy family.  This event was the spark that ignited the 90's East coast/West coast hip hop fued that ultimately took the lives of Tupac, B.I.G., and others.

Earlier today, on the 40th anniversay of Tupac's birth, Dexter Isaac, a man already serving a life sentance in prison, confessed to pulling the trigger in 1994.

Isaac claims he was payed $2,500 plus jewels to rob 'Pac by one of the rapper's former associates, Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond.  Obviously, Rosemond's camp have already come out and denied any involvement in the shooting.  The legitimacy of Isaac's confession is being described as "questionable" by news agencies.