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Fox Soul Announces Hour-Long Special About Pop Smoke, Young Dolph, And Nipsey Hussle’s Murders



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Fox Soul has announced that they will be releasing an hour-long special titled Crime & Hip Hop.

Crime & Hip Hop will focus on the famous murders of three rappers. The first one is Nipsey Hussle (2019), the second is Pop Smoke (2020), and the third is Young Dolph (2021).

The special will be hosted by Fox 5 New Your’s crime and investigative reporter Lisa Evers. The legendary Lisa Evers has also hosted Street Soldiers for a number of years. 

Street Soldiers currently airs on iconic New York City rap station, Hot97, on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and on Sundays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. 

According to Hot97, the weekly show discusses “the toughest issues in our community. No issue is off-limits, whether it’s health issues, gun violence, police-community relations, racial stereotypes, or images of women.”

Crime & Hip Hop Will Go Into Depth About Recent Rap Deaths

To the contrary, Crime & Hip Hop will solely showcase the connection between crime and rap artists as well as street culture in general. It will also give viewers an inside look as to who each featured artist was as human beings.

In addition, Evers will discuss why such tragic murders still happen today, many years after the highly publicized Biggie and Tupac conflict. In case you’re a bit younger, and you’re not aware of what happened to them, they were both famously gunned down following their beef.

Similarly, Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in his hometown of Los Angeles, Calif., and Young Dolph was fatally shot in his hometown of Memphis, Tenn. 

Pop Smoke, on the other hand, was shot and killed during an armed robbery in Los Angeles, Calif. He was originally from Canarsie, Brooklyn. 

All three deaths sent shockwaves through the industry and the streets. Their respective fan bases were devastated and continue to celebrate their contributions to music. 

Lisa Evers Thanks Fox Soul For The Opportunity To Host The Special

Evers took to her Instagram page to thank Fox Soul for allowing her to tell their stories. 

“Thank you, @foxsoul @duboseoffiicial, for this chance to tell the stories of these artists’ true greatness & investigate these heartbreaking crimes,” she wrote on May 12. 

Crime & Hip Hop is set to debut on May 17 via Fox Soul at 10 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. PT. 

Written by Amber Alexander

Twitter: Ambernofetari

Amber Nofetari Alexander is an Associate Editor and Social Media Editor for FM Hip Hop. She's originally from Brooklyn, NYC with a knack for Black culture, music, women's issues, and fashion. She's also a social media junkie and avid jewelry collector. Amber's work has also been published on The Fader, Sister 2 Sister, and News Onyx.

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