'Compton kingpin and dealer' says he knows who murdered Tupac in Netflix series

A self-described 'Compton kingpin and drug dealer' has boldly claimed he knows who is responsible for the drive-by shooting that killed rapper Tupac Shakur in 1996.

Duane Keith Davis, also known as Keefe D, has admitted he was in the car on the night of the murder, and that the gunman was in the backseat.

The on-camera confession was filmed for the new Netflix series, Unsolved: The Tupac and Biggie Murders, which is based on findings by former LA police officer Greg Kading.

When pressed to identify the killer on-camera, Davis replied, "I'm going to keep it for the code of the streets.

"It just came from the backseat, bro."

However, according to The Daily Star, Davis did reveal the name of the shooter in a taped confession while he was under immunity from prosecution.

He allegedly claimed it was his own nephew, the late Orlando 'Baby Lane' Anderson, who fired the fatal shots.

"I gave it to Dre and Dre was like 'no, no, no', and Lane was like - popped the dudes," Davis said during the recording, The Daily Star says.

Anderson is the number one suspect in the case, but died in a gang shooting two years after Tupac's murder.

It's not the first time Davis has spoken about the night that saw the 'Changes' rapper shot multiple times in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996.

In a documentary called Death Row Chronicles, released before the Netflix series, Davis bragged about his inside knowledge of the crime.

"I'm the only one alive who can really tell you story about the Tupac killing," he said.

"People have been pursuing me for 20 years. I'm coming out now because I have cancer. And I have nothing else to lose. All I care about now is the truth."

The executive producer of the Netflix series, Kyle Long, has said it's "outrageous" that the Las Vegas police department hasn't pursued Davis as an accessory to the murder.

No one has ever been convicted for Tupac's killing, and conspiracy theories around his death and the criminal investigation remain rife online.