The popular rapper Snoop Dogg recently took to his Instagram account and posted a mugshot of Tupac Shakur. Back in 1993, Shakur was arrested in Atlanta for shooting two off-duty police officers, brothers Mark Whitwell and Scott Whitwell. The Atlanta police had claimed that the shooting occurred after the brothers were almost struck by a car carrying Shakur while they were crossing the street with their wives.
P. Frank Williams Reveals What Inspired 50 Cent’s ”Hip Hop Homicides” Series
Former executive editor of The Source magazine and now a versatile executive producer, P. Frank Williams, explained what inspired 50 Cent to put together Hip Hop Homicides series.
“This show started because 50, obviously himself got shot and he was very close to Pop. And when Pop got shot he was very suspicious on how it happened,” said Williams. “He was still suspicious about Chris Lighty. So he went to Mona, Mona Scott-Young who’s a producer on the show as was like, ‘Yo we got to do a show on dead rapper.’”
Set to premiere on WE tv, November 3rd at 9 PM ET/PT, Hip Hop homicides aims to provide an added layer to consider by taking a ‘big picture’ look at the epidemic of violence in hip hop. Hosted by TV personality and producer, Van Lathan, the series will kick off with Pop Smoke on its first episode.
The 20-year-old New York rapper had lost his life back in 2020 during a home invasion. The series will also cover the tragic deaths of XXXTentacion, King Von and more. French Montana, Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, Vic Mensa and many more, share valuable insights throughout the season.
Unfortunately for hip hop, it appears the genre and the streets are forever married.
“You can’t take the streets from the music. The streets is what fueled it. The anger, the poverty, the violence,” explained Williams on The Outlaw Show. “Real life is in the music and you can’t separate it.”