THE DOSSIER

CRIMINAL MINDED MEDIA

FBI Agent Phil Carson has held onto a secret for fifteen years, which will prove for the final time that there was a cover-up of the murder of Hip-Hop Superstar The Notorious B.I.G. by officials at the LAPD. Agent Carson is talking, and journalist Don Sikorski has the FBI Files to prove it. This ground-breaking podcast spans 20 years inside the underbelly of crime in the dark forces of the LAPD that used power and influence to hide the evidence and facts. LAPD Officers orchestrated the murder of Biggie Smalls. The information contained inside The Dossier will shake the foundation of the LAPD and the City of Los Angeles, defining with evidence who shot and killed Biggie, but more importantly why the power players inside Los Angeles covered it up. The Dossier Season II: The Secret Biggie FBI Files, is a production of Criminal Minded Media, DCP Entertainment, and Action Park Media. read less
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Episodes

BAD BOY 4 LIFE EP. 4: THE VIDEO FROM HELL
1w ago
BAD BOY 4 LIFE EP. 4: THE VIDEO FROM HELL
As the media scrum has gone quiet and the news cycle has moved on from the Homeland Security raids into Diddy’s homes, I am sure many media operations, and gossip hounds are really curious about what is next in this story? What is going to be the next puzzle piece in all of this?  I propose a quick game of looking into the uknown future for just a second, and to advocate an exercise in caution on a number of fronts before we ALL assume Diddy’s guilt or innocence.  Not many people truly understand the inside baseball of federal prosecutions, and federal investigations and WHY would you as a great majority of us have never found ourslves inside this world at all. One thing that I want on the record now is — the media, the Hip-Hop instagram meme machine have all indicted Diddy, and in the era of cancelling careers, legacies, and human beings what should be a cautionary tale is that right now Diddy has not been charged with crimes by any state or federal jurisdiction, and I outside of some vague social media posts, Diddy has been quiet and he is getting great legal advice because right NOW is not the time to talk. AND, to define HOW fast things move as I was writing and recording this episode CNN had breaking news and has acquired a piece of surveillance video of Sean Combs, dragging, kicking, punching, and yelling at Cassie Ventura in the hallway of a hotel, to say the least the video is immensely disturbing…. But cue again social media and the vultures who I imagine will make many memes of Diddy who in the surveillance video is running in the hallway half naked with a white towel, the memes will yet again deflect from the more serious issues at hand, but In America SALACIOUS SELLS, SALACIOUS without thought WINS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
COLLATERAL DAMAGE: EP. 4 WITH RJ BOND
May 10 2024
COLLATERAL DAMAGE: EP. 4 WITH RJ BOND
Join hosts Nicole Luciano and Johnny ‘The Greek’ Anagnopoulos, two of the producers of The Dossier, as they break down all things crime and hip-hop, gleaned from their years of investigative work on the topic. From the Biggie and Tupac murders, to the twenty plus killings that are tangentially related to Death Row Records, Suge Knight, the Bloods, the East vs. West rivalry, the gangster cops inside the LAPD and much more. This week Niki and Johnny welcome special guest RJ Bond to Collateral Damage! RJ helps our hosts dissect the murder of Bobby Finch in Compton just days after the shooting of Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas. Speaking of the shooting in Vegas, RJ gives us his thoughts on the 1996 Compton PD Search Warrant and the '10 days of Hell' that allegedly followed Tupac's murder. Finally, they break down another infamous shooting from 1997 - the attempted murder of Long Beach PD officer Brian Watt with a weapon that had a suspicious background. **Episode note - in a true life case of the dog eating our homework, Nicole's puppy decided to take a bite out of her computer in the middle of recording this week's episode! Johnny and RJ soldiered on through the last segment, but our co-host with the most will be back in all her glory next week!! If you’re a fan of The Dossier, please subscribe to our Patreon page for free and paid content - featuring exclusive documents, audio, video, online meetups with fellow Dossier fans and show creator Don Sikorski! Subscribe at Patreon.com/Dossier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
HIP HOP VS. THE COPS EP. 8: WHAT'S REALLY CHANGED?
May 6 2024
HIP HOP VS. THE COPS EP. 8: WHAT'S REALLY CHANGED?
In this final episode of this audio series, I needed to come full circle with an idea that I started twenty years ago as a young man, my instincts to uncover a battleground between Hip-Hop music and law enforcement was way ahead of the curve, and at that time with the completion of my documentary film Rap Sheet, I thought I had some answers, and clarity on what I set out to accomplish.   In hindsight, when I look at the landscape between our criminal justice system today, and the many cases of murder, or crime tied to the music of Hip-Hop, I wonder if in those twenty years if nothing has changed, maybe it has gotten worse. There is something bittersweet about that analysis because that would mean within our society, the leaders we have, the intellectuals, and more importantly law enforcement just can’t seem to evolve in anyway.  2020 brought what many thought was a monumental cultural shift, or awakening for us, but three years removed the prison industrial complex, the corrupt prosecutors, and the so-called system just seems to labor on, with no concrete and lasting change, I could make a case it is getting worse.  If you you're a fan of The Dossier, please visit our Patreon page for free and paid content featuring exclusive documents, unedited interviews, monthly online meet-ups with other Dossier fans and the show creator, Don Sikorski. Goto Patreon.com/dossier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
HIP HOP VS THE COPS EP. 6: DERRICK PARKER, THE HIP HOP COP
Apr 22 2024
HIP HOP VS THE COPS EP. 6: DERRICK PARKER, THE HIP HOP COP
The story of the Hip-Hop Cops when I started the documentary back in 2004, was that it was a secret unit, and it was shrouded in mystery, for many reasons. The journey of going inside Hip-Hop and law enforcement for two years, left me with a few takeaways, but more importantly it left me with a question inside my head that played over and over. Why was the Hip-Hop music industry at War with the Cops, and more importantly why did Hip-Hop have such a distinct connection to the War on Drugs.   While the NYPD, FBI, HIDTA, and the United States Attorney looked at the business of Hip-Hop what they really were looking to do was connect 80s era crack kingpin organizations to known and famous faces, it made for a more interesting story, it made headlines, more importantly for young and hungry cops and investigators it gave them purpose and a sexy reason to pursue these cases. While Hip-Hop artists are music storytellers, when cops solve a big case or they feel they have a story they too want to become storytellers, and while I was doing the documentary, there was a retired NYPD Cop, who was brazen enough and understood Hollywood, to start calling himself THE HIP-HOP COP, his name was Derrick Parker. If you you're a fan of The Dossier, please visit our Patreon page for free and paid content featuring exclusive documents, unedited interviews, monthly online meet-ups with other Dossier fans and the show creator, Don Sikorski. Goto Patreon.com/dossier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
HIP HOP VS THE COPS EP. 2: THE HUNT IS ON!
Mar 25 2024
HIP HOP VS THE COPS EP. 2: THE HUNT IS ON!
In Episode one, I talked about securing a weird dossier that was compiled by federal and state law enforcement to track Hip-Hop superstars, and their entourages, associates, and record labels. With the book in hand as a young journalist, I decided the best route to tell the story of the book was to actually make a documentary, but I had no experience, no money, and I didn’t know anyone inside the Hip-Hop industry, but fuck it I started anyway. At that time in 2007 I was fascinated by what they called the Hip-Hop Police, and I was also fascinated with how much mystery was behind this unit.  In revisiting the film almost 17 years later in hindsight my quest, my search or curiosity was one part bold, two parts naïve, and somewhat dangerous, at that time Hip-Hop was just hitting the mainstream, so violence, gangsters, and a certain allure was all a part of the story I wanted to tell, but I need some help, I needed people who knew the industry, could get me interviews, or people who could talk….  So, I traveled down to Miami, where the annual Source Awards was going on, to this day why I went, and who I met, changed everything.  If you you're a fan of The Dossier, please visit our Patreon page for free and paid content featuring exclusive documents, unedited interviews, monthly online meet-ups with other Dossier fans and the show creator, Don Sikorski. Goto Patreon.com/dossier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
HIP HOP VS THE COPS EP. 1: WHO ARE THE HIP HOP COPS?
Mar 18 2024
HIP HOP VS THE COPS EP. 1: WHO ARE THE HIP HOP COPS?
My name is Don Sikorski. I grew up in the confines of suburban Norwalk, Connecticut, a fan of the hip hop music of Public Enemy, KRS One and Rakim. In 1994, at the age of 18, I left to pursue an interest in journalism and New York University. I was always fascinated by the rumors I heard surrounding hip hop culture, about murder, extortion, the laundering of drug money, the connection between criminal activity and the music. Little did I know at the time, that fascination would eventually take me on a three-year journey into a very complex relationship between hip hop, violence and the likes of the NYPD, LAPD, DEA and FBI. Hip Hop vs The Cops is the story of a clandestine joint task force of law enforcement, that have been surveilling hip hop stars. I would soon learn that even A-list artists who claimed to be targets of the so-called Hip-Hop cops, had no idea who these law enforcement officials really were or why they might exist. Most officials questioned about the rumored secret unit refused to speak on or off camera may no comment are categorically denied knowledge of such a task force. I would prove otherwise. If you you're a fan of The Dossier, please visit our Patreon page for free and paid content featuring exclusive documents, unedited interviews, monthly online meet-ups with other Dossier fans and the show creator, Don Sikorski. Goto Patreon.com/dossier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices