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March 27, 2008

Chuck Philips, James "Jimmy" Sabatino and Tupac

Feeling sick so I can't go into as much depth as I'd like. But here are the links to the Smoking Gun expose and the hiphopdx piece that totally saw it coming. Also the 1999 feature on James "Jimmy" Sabatini that's awfully hard to reconcile with Chuck Philips' account. (Although that old piece also cites an anonymous source, some guy named Max.. could it be...? Nah, nevermind)

The LA Times posted an apology late last night, but I still want answers on how this happened in the first place.. Chuck Philips reiterates that he had numerous sources corroborating the general facts on the Tupac case, but never specifically says that other sources verified James "Jimmy" Sabatino's role in the incident, or that he even sought music biz sources to verify that Jimmy Sabatino worked with Bad Boy etc.. until Chuck Philips gives specific evidence to the contrary I've got to assume that Sabatino was also his prime anonymous source and he failed to fact check James "Jimmy" Sabatino's delusions. And yes, this whole thing is looking hella Templeton.

Posted by jsmooth995 at March 27, 2008 3:19 PM

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