Today in Hip-Hop History: Tupac Shakur Shot 5 times At Quad Studios
Today in Hip Hop History, Tupac Shakur was shot 5 times and robbed in the lobby of Quad Studios in NYC.
As fate would have it, many felt this shooting ignited the East Coast/West Coast beef resulting in the death of two legends in hip hop. During the night of November 30, 1994, right before the verdict in his sexual abuse trial was to be read, Shakur was robbed and shot five times by three men.
Shakur who was just 23 years old at the time walking through the lobby of Quad Recording Studios at 723 Seventh Avenue, near 48th Street, about 12:25 A.M. when three men approached and demanded money
Tupac was shot twice in the head, twice in the groin and once in one hand, was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center and his wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.
Following the shooting Tupac publicly came out pointing fingers at Biggie Smalls for the shooting who happened to be recording in another room upstairs.
Tupac eventually went to jail for the sexual assault trial, he publically went against the world and Hip Hop would never be the same.