(AllHipHop News) Beginning today, Philips will use Twitter to promote an exclusive 1,200 word news story, which will be published on his new site and released via Twitter, 140 characters at a time.
According to a press release issued to media outlets, the first story will focus on Sean “Diddy” Combs and his relationship with late Harlem drug dealer Eric “Von Zip” Martin.
Zip was a New York legend who passed away last month. His funeral in Harlem drew a large procession, complete with a horse-drawn carriage, that carried his casket through the streets of Harlem.
Artists like Jae Millz, Lil Kim, and Cam’ron attended services for Zip, while Diddy himself offered up words during a memorial service.
According to Philips, as well as several other published reports, Zip was the connection to Sean Combs and the Compton Southside Crips.
The gang allegedly provided security for Bad Boy Entertainment during a violent feud with Death Row Records throughout the late 1990s.
Tupac was shot on September 6, 1996, and he died seven days later, on September 13.
Police believe the shooter was Orlando Anderson, with whom Tupac had a physical confrontation with, inside the Las Vegas MGM Grand, just hours before he was killed.
According to multiple sources, Zip had a previously established relationship with the Southside Crips, who allegedly sent heroin to Harlem and other drugs to Harlem via the street figure, who had ties that stretched back to Frank Lucas and Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson.
In fact, Zip’s restaurant “ZIP Code” hosted the book release party for Bumpy Johnson’s 93-year-old widow, Mayme, when she released her book, Harlem Godfather, in 2008.
Chuck Philips is planning an article that will focus on the relationship between Zip and Sean “Diddy” Combs and any possible connection to Tupac’s death.
According to multiple reports, including police investigations, it was Zip who introduced Diddy to a man named “Keefe D.,” a Southside Crips shot caller, who allegedly admitted to police that he helped orchestrate Tupac’s murder.