Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops
This movie is a documentary on the secret dossiers that police, FBI, and task agencies have compiled on hip-hop performers and industry executives. The movie includes a number of industry executives and artists such as Suge Knight, Busta Rhymes, Ja Rule, Proof, Russell Simmons, Kanye West, Young Jeezy, Eminem, The Game, Sticky Fingaz and more. The artists talk about their experiences with authority and more.
“About three years ago, there were these rumors going around about some sort of covert unit out of the NYPD, and I had some friends in the hip-hop industry, so I started poking around to see what the story was,” said Sikorski, 27. Sikorski ended up with over 300 hours of footage for the film project. “Around that time, the FBI raided the offices of Murder Inc. and I started hearing about some other ‘hip-hop cops,’ which sounded like a good story to me. It had the aura of violence in hip-hop, the laundering of drug money, the NYPD, the FBI and a music that has captured American popular culture.”
The movie was directed by Don Sikorski and written by Kevin Goodman, Richard Rofe and Don Sikorski.