Hip Hop has experienced a lot of untimely deaths and it’s becoming a scary trend. As rappers climb the rankings, unfortunate series of events tend to happen to result in promising stars passing due to multiple forces, including violence.
Fox Soul has announced a new crime special, Crime & Hip Hop, which will be hosted by Fox5’s Lisa Evers.
Young Dolph (born Adolph Thornton Jr.) was murdered on Nov. 17, 2021, in his hometown of Memphis. While visiting a local bakery, Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies, two men shot him 22 times. Evers will provide an in-depth review on the aftermath of his death while highlighting the impact Young Dolph had on the Hip-Hop community and the philanthropic work he did to give back to Memphis.
Pop Smoke (born Bashar Barakah Jackson) was murdered in February 2020 during a home invasion and robbery in a rented Hollywood Hills home. Evers intends to spotlight the Brooklyn native’s rise to fame, and his upbringing in the neighborhood of Canarsie while also shedding new light on the investigation of his murder.
Nipsey Hussle (born Ermias Asghedom) murdered on March 31, 2019, was shot multiple times in front of the Crenshaw location of his Marathon Clothing store. Recent news reports the murder trial is set for June. Evers will explore not only Nip’s death but “speculation surrounding the murder” and its aftermath.
The special is set to premiere on Tuesday, May 17, exclusively on FOX SOUL.
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