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Who Shot Ya?

Will we ever find out who killed 2PAC and Biggie Smalls? I ask this question often as I get older. It's been 15 years since both rappers were killed in the midst of a media hyped East coast vs West coast rap beef. 2Pac was 25 and Biggie was 24 at the time of their deaths, yet the impact of their passing was felt by people across different generations and backgrounds. Everyday that goes by without an answer to this question leaves me to think that their untimely death is losing its importance to rap culture and ultimately the killer or killers won't be found. There are kids now who are so wrapped up in the new age of hip hop that 2PAC and Biggie are as appealing as studying for a final. And finding who actually killed them a non issue. I was only ten when both icons had their lives cut short, but I've spent countless hours since then learning as much as I could about what happened leading up to their deaths and the numerous conspiracy theories about the causes. I've wa…