In November 1994, Tupac was in New York, where his sentence of rape was to be read- a lawsuit brought against him by Ayanna Jackson. Just a day before the sentence was announced the rapper had been shot five times in the lobby of Quad Recording Studios in Manhattan, New York. Tupac survived despite his serious injuries and, contrary to the doctors’ orders, appeared in the courtroom the next day to hear his sentence personally.
But what exactly happened on November 30, 1994, at the Quad Recordings building?
An artist named Booker got in touch with Tupac and offered him to record a song with a young artist named Little Shawn. Pac agreed to do the track for the sum of $ 7,000 and went at Quad Recording Studios on 723 Seventh Avenue.
However, Tupac and Little Shawn’s record never happened as Pac was shot five times in the lobby of the studio. He was a victim of an armed robbery carried out by three people, and having reached for his weapon instead of lying on the floor, Tupac received five bullets and ended up in the hospital.
It was believed that the man behind the shooting was James Rosemond, also known by his nickname “Jimmy Henchman”. Years later, he acknowledged his involvement in the shooting, and Tupac himself promised him payback in his song “Against All Odds” – “Promised a payback, Jimmy Henchman, in due time.”
I heard he was light skinned, stocky with a Haitian accent
Jewelry, fast cars and he’s known for flashing (what’s his name)
Listen while I take you back and lace this rap
A real live tale, about a snitch named Haitian Jack
Knew he was working for the feds, same crime different trail
Niggas picture what he said, and did I mention
Promised a payback, Jimmy Henchmen, in due time
In 2011, a new confession related to the shooting at Quad Recordings was made. A man named Dexter Isaac, who is currently serving a life sentence but for very different offenses, said he had received $ 2,500 from Jimmy Henchman to participate in the robbery. Dexter said he was promised to keep all of Tupac’s jewelry he could get, except for one particular ring that Henchman wanted for himself.
James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond is currently serving a life sentence. He was sentenced to life in prison on March 23, 2015, because of the murder of rapper Lodi Mack, who was a close friend of the 50 Cent rap group- G-Unit. Henchman is thought to have organized the murder of Lodi Mack as revenge for the attack that Tony Yayo from G-Unit did against his son.
Before going to prison for the rest of his life, Jimmy Henchman enjoyed a successful career in the music industry. In the 1990s, he founded the rap artist management company Czar and among his clients were stars such as The Game, Sean Kingston, Brandy, Gucci Mane, Salt-n-Pepa and Akon.
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