‘Crime and Hip Hop’ True Crime Review

News anchor Lisa Evers co-produced, wrote, and hosted ‘Crime and Hip Hop,’ a true crime television special that aired on Fox Soul. It covers the tragic deaths of three rap stars that were up and coming in the music industry.

Lisa Evers shines a light on the death of rap stars Adolph Thornton Jr. aka Young Dolph, Bashar Barakah Jackson aka Pop Smoke, and Ermias Asghedom aka Nipsey Hussle. Each one was killed as they were rising through the charts with their music, which all have been solidified in rap music legacy. While law enforcement managed to capture their killers, it is little comfort to their family and friends who celebrate their connection with their community.

As a host, Evers does a good job of narrating the crimes, the investigations, and interviews with the people involved. She definitely asked all of the right questions and was not afraid to ask a few hard questions. I liked that and how she highlighted the murder victims, keeping the tragedy of their deaths at the forefront.

Since it was made during the pandemic, the production value was a little low as the producers had to do some of the filming from afar. With this in mind, it was still a good special that showed how even sectors of the entertainment industry are targeted for violence. I was enthralled by how brazen the crimes were and saddened by the senseless loss of life.

I could not find a trailer, but here is an interview where Evers discussed it:

PARENTAL CONCERNS: Discussion of violence, Thematic elements, Drugs

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