Dexter Isaac, who is currently serving life in prison at Riker’s Island, recently opened up to Gully TV about a myriad of topics, including the infamous 1994 Quad Records Studios shooting of Tupac Shakur. In the interview, Isaac claims one of Tupac’s closest friends, Live Squad member Stretch, was behind the attack.
Isaac — who is one of the self-confessed shooters — says Jimmy Henchman paid Stretch $2,500 to orchestrate the whole thing.
“Stretch set the whole thing up,” Isaac says in the clip. “He was in cahoots and was giving us the play-by-play. He was in communication with Jimmy [Henchman] who had promised him a quarter brick of cocaine.”
The Quad Records Studio shooting took place on November 30, 1994, the day before the verdict in ‘Pac’s sexual assault case was to be announced. The late Hip Hop legend was shot five times inside the lobby of the studio.
After he was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, ‘Pac underwent emergency surgery but left three hours later against doctor’s orders. The next day, ‘Pac showed up to the hearing in a wheelchair and was found guilty on three counts of molestation.
In an 1995 interview with Vibe Magazine, ‘Pac pointed the finger at Henchman, Biggie and Diddy. However, the evidence didn’t support Biggie’s involvement.
‘Pac reportedly felt betrayed by Stretch for not stepping in at the time of the attack despite Stretch being unarmed. Stretch was later killed in a drive-by shooting on November 30, 1995 — exactly one year after ‘Pac was shot — and many believe it was retaliation for the Quad Records Studio attack.
‘Pac addressed the incident on the All Eyez On Me track “Holla At Me.”
“How could you do me like that?/I took your family in/I put some cash in your pocket/Made you a man again/And now you let the fear put your ass in a place/Complicated to escape, it’s a fools fate/Without your word, you’re a shell of a man/I lost respect for you nigga/We can never be friends,” he raps.
Revisit the track below.