Haitian Jack finally speaks.
By now, many rap fans are familiar with the 1994 shooting of iconic rapper Tupac Shakur in New York City’s Quad Studios. The incident is what sparked the now infamous East Coast-West Coast feud after Shakur accused Puff Daddy and Notorious B.I.G. of being involved in his attack. On his posthumous 1996 album “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory”, Shakur penned a track titled “Against All Odds”, where he name-drops several of his adversaries including Nas, Mobb Deep, Jimmy Henchman, and Haitian Jack.
On the song, Tupac not only accuses Henchman and Haitian Jack of orchestrating the 1994 shooting, but also alleges that Jack is a government informant for the FBI. Having been a notorious figure in New York City during the 90s, Jack, real name Jacques Agnant, was eventually deported back to Haiti in 2007. Henchman went on to have massive success in the music industry, even managing Compton rapper The Game at one point. In 2014, Henchman was sentenced to life in prison in connection with a string of murders and narcotics trafficking.
HipHopDX caught up with the ever elusive Haitian Jack and spoke about that faithful night in 1994. He disassociates himself from the incident but seems to implicate his former comrade Henchman.
“Whenever it comes to ‘Pac, it feels like I’m blamed,” Jack says. “I know who’s behind it and we’ll get into that one day. But the person that’s behind it is serving life right now. Let me tell you man, whenever you go out of your way to get someone killed, put in jail and slander their character, all those things end up coming back to you – especially a person who has nothing against you or has done nothing to you.”
When explicitly asked about his thoughts on Jimmy Henchman, he replied “He is who I thought he was – a b*tch,”. And as far as Shakur’s claims that he was an informant, “Well it’s funny, they all want to claim that I’m linked to the government, but if I was linked to the government I would be in America [now],”.