A convicted felon has come clean and confessed his involvement as a accessory to the unsolved murder of Notorious B.I.G - 14 years after the icon rapper's death.
The New York hip-hop star, real name Christopher Wallace, was killed in a drive-by shooting in March 1997 in LA aged just 24.
LA police begun an investigation into the case immediately after the murder, but failed to file any charges.
Many conspiracy theories have been linked Biggie's dealth to East-West Caost rap rivalry involving former Death Row Records mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight and his top artist, Tupac Shakur, who was shot and killed in September 1996.
The case was brought to the attention of the police afain when they received a handful of new leads and now Clayton Hill, a former member of the religious group Nation of Islam, has admitted he helped to hide the gun used in the murder.
In an email to HipHopDX.com Hill claims he was acting under orders from Nation of Islam officers when he took possession of a semi-automatic weapon from a fellow member, who called himself Dawoud Muhammad.
He writes: ""(Muhammad) stated to me that he was on the run for the murder (of Notorious B.I.G.). He disclosed that he was the shooter of The Notorious B.I.G. because he (Muhammad) was a former Blood gang member and was paid to do so."
Hill, who is serving time for fraud and identity theft, is convinced his confession - previously made to Assistant US Attorney Nancy DePodesta and members of the FBI in October 2010, was the catalust for authorities to renew interest in the case.