Federal agents wiretapping the phone of alleged drug kingpin Alton Coles say that drugs, money and guns were rarely referred to directly. Here's how agents interpret what they heard.
For the nearly 30 years that rap and hip-hop have been part of the entertainment and cultural scene, critics have complained that the lyrics are violent and misogynistic, and that they glorify drug dealing.
Philadelphia's spike in homicides in the last five years is directly linked to a growing drug trade, law enforcement officials and criminologists say.
Reporter George Anastasia talks about the case.
Excerpts from Barry Michael Cooper's
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starring rap entrepreneurs Ace Capone and Tim Gotti.
A video, starring Freeway and Beanie Sigel, made by Alton “Ace Capone” Coles’ Take Down Records as part of Barry Michael Cooper's
Barry Michael Cooper and Mario Van Peebles discuss the making of