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VIDEO: Greg Kading's Book Says Sean Combs, Suge Knight Ordered Tupac and Biggie Killings

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Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 5:00 AM

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In the pages of his potentially game-changing self-published book Murder Rap, set for release Oct. 4, former Los Angeles Police Department Detective Greg Kading reveals that LAPD has been sitting on extensive tapes and documents containing confessions from key players behind the alleged assassinations of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. LAPD higher-ups pulled Kading off the double investigation right when he was poised to drive it home, he says. Then they shut it down completely.

An informant tells Kading in a taped confession that he was offered $1 million to kill Death Row rapper Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight, the label's former CEO. The informant then tells his interrogators in plain language, albeit at a cool street clip, that Sean Combs -- then known as Puff Daddy, the ringmaster of Bad Boy Entertainment, Death Row Records' bitter cross-country rival -- commissioned Shakur's legendary murder in Vegas in September 1996.

In another stunning confession, detailed in LAPD documents reviewed by the Weekly, the mother of one of Knight's children, identified in Kading's book as "Theresa Swann," breaks down in tears, stating that the former Death Row boss gave her the money to pay Wardell "Poochie" Fouse -- Knight's close associate and a fellow member of the Mob Piru Bloods -- to kill Smalls.

Read the full story, "Cop's Book Says Sean Combs, Suge Knight Ordered Tupac and Biggie Killings."

Below, Kading discusses why he wrote the book and what he hopes it will accomplish.

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