Wednesday, April 11, 2012

L.A. Confidential: An Interview with Retired LAPD Detective Greg Kading, Author of ‘Murder Rap’ Part 1


The murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G continue to cast a dark and suffocating shadow over Hip-Hop culture.  Some would say that rap music has been in a state of stunted growth since their untimely passing, unable to grow or evolve.  Indeed, rap fans that grew up during that era have a hard time letting go of its two biggest icons.  For us, September 13th, 1996 and March 9th, 1997 remain two of the darkest days in Hip-Hop’s 39 year history.  The only way this perpetual mourning period will ever truly be over is if someone at long last uncovers and releases the truth.

Photo by David E. West