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Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip-Hop Cop (2006)

It's been whispered about for years in the Hip Hop community. Now learn the shocking truth and see the irrefutable evidence -- top Hip Hop artists are being targeted by one of the most ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Spirer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ice-T ... Himself
Big Tigga Big Tigga ... Himself
Kamau Karl Franklin Kamau Karl Franklin ... Himself - Attorney
Stacy Richman Stacy Richman ... Herself - Attorney
Guru Guru ... Himself (as The Guru)
Game ... Himself (as The Game)
Akon ... Himself
50 Cent ... Himself
Big Joe Big Joe ... Himself - Music Producer
Trick Daddy ... Himself
Biz Markie ... Himself
Damon Dash ... Himself
Pitbull ... Himself
Stanley Crouch ... Himself
Felix Delgado Felix Delgado ... Himself (as Cuban Link)
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It's been whispered about for years in the Hip Hop community. Now learn the shocking truth and see the irrefutable evidence -- top Hip Hop artists are being targeted by one of the most powerful police departments in the country. Unlike performers in any other musical genre, respected Hip Hop artists such as Jay-Z, Ja Rule, 50 Cent, The Game, Cuban Link, Damon Dash, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Lil' Kim and more are constantly followed, questioned and harassed without probable cause by New York City's finest. The NYPD maintains that there's no profiling of Hip Hop artists and their crews. But in this program, retired police detective Derrick Parker reveals that he created an NYPD rap unit after the murder of Notorious B.I.G. in 1997, then saw his unit become officially sanctioned three years later. With actual law enforcement rapper surveillance footage and a rare peek at the infamous "Rap Binder" used in law enforcement training, BLACK and BLUE tells the compelling story of Detective Derrick ...

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The Ultimate Rap Sheet

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 2006 (USA) See more »

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QD3 Entertainment See more »
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Color
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Interesting insight into the NYPD
17 January 2007 | by kbspr1See all my reviews

As a non-hip hop aficionado, I still found this a compelling film. I watch these types of documentaries to help me understand the music and look for the meaning behind the words. This film gives insight into the New York Police Department and how they targeted or profiled rappers. I think it was initial to be of help in compromising situations, but ultimately became something more negative. What do the cops really think and feel about that world? What ever they "say," actions speak louder than words. Look inside their binder at all the faces and names we hear about on the radio and TV, and hear what the NYPD doesn't want you to know. You can't get anymore real than this.


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