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:

About Carla

This Bluestocking bookworm is your friendly Dollop web-wrangler and digital library curator. In other words, pay no attention to that woman behind the curtain. I'm just here to John Nash all this stuff together. It's all about connections. IT'S ALL CONNECTED. I live atop a mountain, geographically isolated for the protection of others. Yes, an American mountain.