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Police raid home in connection with Tupac Shakur’s 1996 murder

Police have executed a search warrant in connection with the unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur.

The raid took place on Monday at a property in Henderson, Nevada, a city 15 miles southeast of Las Vegas.

According to reports, no further details have been released, but the search comes 27 years after Shakur was gunned down in a drive-by shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.

A spokesman told the Associated Press they could not provide any further details about the bombshell development in one of the most notorious unsolved murders in US history.

Shakur was one of the most famous hip-hop stars on the planet at the time of his death.

He has since sold over 75 million records and been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The investigation into his murder has been ongoing for decades, but no arrests have ever been made.

The search warrant is a significant development in the case, and it remains to be seen if it will lead to any new leads.

Born Lesane Parish Crooks in East Harlem, New York, in 1971, the son of active members of the Black Panthers, he was renamed Tupac Amaru Shakur, taking his mother’s maiden name, at the age of one.

Shakur moved to Baltimore with his mother in 1984, and studied acting, poetry and jazz at the Baltimore School for the Arts.

His family relocated to Marin City, California, in 1988, and he began recording music under the stage name MC New York, according to a fan site.

Shakur signed to Interscope Records and released his first album, 2Pacalypse Now, in 1991.

The critically-acclaimed debut focused on themes of gang violence and police corruption, drawing a rebuke from then vice president Dan Quayle, according to an official biography.

He went on to release best-selling albums Strictly For My N.I.G.G.A.Z, Thug Life: Volume 1, Me Against the World and All Eyez on Me between 1993 and September 1996.

During this period, he also achieved plaudits for his acting in movies Poetic Justice, Gridlock’d and Gang Related.

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