Episode 44: Dollop: Rampart

Every time you punch a clown, peanuts come out.


East Coast-West Coast rap/hip hop rivalry

September 6, 1996, Tupac Shakur was shot in a drive-by in Las Vegas, dying six days later.

March 6, 1997, Biggie Smalls, aka Notorious B. I. G., Christopher Wallace, was shot in a drive-by in Los Angeles.

"We Intimidate Those Who Intimidate Others"
“We Intimidate Those Who Intimidate Others”

The Murder of Biggie Smalls * Cathy Scott

The Killing of Tupac Shakur * Cathy Scott

Poetic Justice (1993)really interesting movie starring Tupac and Janet Jackson; the characters’ poetry in the movie is actually Maya Angelou‘s.

PBS Frontline: Rampart Scandal documentary

Biggie & Tupac: The Story Behind the Murder of Rap’s Biggest Superstars

Notorious Unrated

Suge Knight: current legal problems ongoing

David Mack–Gaines’ partner, was there when Biggie was shot: LAbyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implication of Death Row Records’ Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal * Randall Sullivan

Frank Lyga–dated Suge’s ex-wife, involved with Death Row Records and the Bloods

Kevin Gaines

Bernard Parks: article about his ousting at streetgangs.com

and, last but never least, *drumrolllllllll*, Johnnie Cochran: his autobiography

Bands from this episode:

  • The Intimidators
  • Street Hoodlums

Cultural references from this episode:

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