One of the best funk records ever recorded didn't come from Motown, King, Chess, or Stax. Edge of Daybreak's Eyes of Love was recorded in Powhatan Correctional Center in State Farm, Virginia, in less than five hours and one take for each song. Jamal Jahal Nubi, Harry Coleman, James Carrington, Cornelius Cade, McEvoy Robinson, and Willie Williamske made up the group and created an album that has stood the test of time for almost 40 years.
In the space of just over six months, hip-hop lost two of its biggest stars to murder. Neither of the cases has ever been solved, and the LAPD has outright stonewalled the investigation at times. City of Lies stars Johnny Depp as LAPD detective Russel Poole, who spent two decades trying to solve the murder of Biggie, and Forrest Whitaker as Jack Jackson, a reporter trying to figure out why the murder was never solved. The film comes to theaters September 7, 2018.