Today we pay RESPECT. to one of Hip-Hop’s greatest soundtracks — Murder Was the Case — based on a short film starring Snoop Doggy Dogg. Looking back 18 years, the 18-minute film was a collaboration between the one and only, Dr. Dre and Hip-Hop originator, Fab Five Freddy. The film is a fictional depiction of the death of Snoop Dogg and his deal with the Devil. The Calvin Broadus story is one of the most well produced rap records of all time.
Signifying Snoops continual evolution as a artist and businessman, we picked this gem from the RESPECT. archive by esteemed photographer, Piotr Sikora that was several years later in 1998.
South Central Los Angeles Saturday, June 20, 1998
“We went out to L.A., to f**kin’ South Central. Literally, we put a white piece of paper in his backyard against the wall of his house. Outside of his house, in the backyard with the dogs barking, everybody drinking, smoking blunts and screaming at him, and we put the shit up—shot it day- light, no lights, no flash, no nothing—just bop, bop, bop, one, two, three, we’re done, we’re out of there.”
– Piotr Sikora
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