Today, 16 years ago, Hip-Hop took its biggest loss to date when The Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down in California. Since then, theories of who gunned down Christopher Wallace has ranged from rival rappers, gang members, the Nation of Islam, police officers, and more; but Greg Kading believes he knows exactly who killed Biggie Smalls.
Complex recently sat down with Kading to discuss his conclusions on the case, and Kading had some very interesting and shocking theories about the actual culprit regarding the killing of Biggie Smalls. Kading believes the shooter was actually Wardell Fouse a.k.a. Darnell Bolton a.k.a. “Poochie”. Remember, all of his conclusions are backed up by thorough research that he conducted over the years.
“Suge Knight was absolutely enraged. Not only had he been shot at, but his friend [Tupac Shakur] was killed next to him in the car. Suge always knew who was responsible. He looked directly into the eyes of Keefe D, who was in the shooter’s car. Keefe D was a member of the Southside Crips and a well known person to Suge. That explains why the next day this huge war broke out in Compton between Suge Knight’s gang entourage and Keefe D’s gang entourage. Suge Knight ended up going to jail on a probation violation, stemming from the beating of Orlando Anderson [Ed. Note—Anderson is Keefe D’s nephew, also a Southside Crip who allegedly shot Tupac.] in the MGM Grand hotel. While Suge was in jail, he conspired with his girlfriend. Suge gave her the directive to get Poochie.
Wardell ‘Poochie’ Fouse was paid to kill Biggie. At the time, he was a 36-year old member of the Mob Piru Bloods. According to several Death Row insiders and FBI informants, Poochie was a down-for-the-cause, hardcore gang member. Confidential sources from the Death Row entourage, the Mob Pirus, and [Suge’s girlfriend, identified in Kading’s book by the alias “Theresa Swann”], said Poochie had done shootings for Suge in the past.
Reggie Wright Jr.—who was the head of Death Row security—said Suge and Poochie’s relationship was different than other members of the gang. They had a very secretive and exclusive relationship. Suge’s girlfriend and Poochie agreed to terms. He received two payments, one for $9,000 and one for $4,000. Poochie lay in wait outside the Petersen Automotive Museum. As soon as he became aware of where Biggie was sitting in his car, he drove up and he shot him.”
Poochie was shot and killed in 2003 in Compton.