Mob Ties: When Music Meets the Mafia

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Mob Ties: When Music Meets the Mafia

Henry Hill, the mob soldier turned state witness who inspired the classic film Goodfellas, died on Tuesday, June 13, at the age of 69. But his rise and fall also inspired hip hop, whose obsession with the Mafia extends back to Kool G Rap at least. Here, to give Hill a proper send-off, we look back at just some of the instances where mob life inspired the music world.

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