Over the years, I've come to the conclusion that it's very possible that the story we were told about Tupac and Biggies deaths, and that whole
"west versus east" rapping rivalry is not the whole truth. There is something more here, it's not some simple beef between artists to sell records.
In your article it states:
Rosemond was later convicted of operating a multimillion-dollar crack ring that moved thousands of kilos of drugs and dirty cash between Los
Angeles and New York.
He certainly was a businessman with favored connections and possibly enforcers.
Think about it - if you can buy 10 kilos in LA, for lets just say 10,000 dollars and sell it in NY for at least 50,000. Then you collect your cool
40k, profit and pay your people (or not) and do it again. Someone gets busted, just pay get a good lawyer friend and you (or someone else) drops some
cash. Or, the alternative.
I also wouldn't rule out the possibility that this could be somehow connected to organized crime, in a much larger scope. The money has to come from