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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.

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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.

    EP. 4: HINDSIGHT IS 20/20

    EP. 4: HINDSIGHT IS 20/20

    As I have started the introspective study of my life since the documentary I created 17 years ago, I don’t want to stray from my initial inspiration that catapulted me into my fascination with law enforcement and Hip-Hop, but more specifically, the nuances, perception, and uneven legal ground created by criminal prosecutors using lyrics, and their visuals, to pursue their criminal cases. 

    Like the secret book I found, the use of song lyrics or the use of a music video to create a criminal narrative seemed as odd to me today as it did back in 2005. Art imitating life, or life imitating art, these questions I still struggle with as my understanding has deepened. 

    Jaeah Lee who wrote the aforementioned New York Times article, opens the piece with the story of Tommy Munsdwell Canady, an aspiring rapper from Racine, Wisconsin, and when I say aspiring, I mean he uploaded a few songs to Soundcould, a feat my 10yr old niece can do.

    Police in Racine were looking for suspects in three recent shootings, one of the victims, Semar Mcclain who was 19 at the time, was found dead with a bullet in his temple.

    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
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    • 20 min
    EP. 3: MURDER INC. AND SUPREME

    EP. 3: MURDER INC. AND SUPREME

    If you have been listening in, a New York Times article about rap lyrics that I read by a pool in the Spring of 2022, really brought me back 17 years when I decided to explore the origins of a secret Hip-Hop dossier, and why the NYPD and federal government wanted to surveil, track, arrest and indict Hip-Hop Superstars.  

    The way I chose to tell my story was in the form of a documentary I called Rap Sheet, and where I left off was, I was now in business with Pistol Pete and Steve Lobel, and my best buddy Rick Phillips was my main source of financing.

    I was in the hole $50K and I had never gone to film school so what did I really know, but there were some core themes that were important for me and remember I wanted to tell a story that resonated this connection between Hip-Hop and law enforcement.

    In this episode we hear from Murder Inc's Irv Gotti about his case with the Feds and his relationship with none other than the mythical street legend, Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff. We also meet THE Hip Hop Cop himself, Derek 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
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    • 20 min
    EP. 2: THE HUNT IS ON!

    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
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    • 22 min
    EP. 1: WHO ARE THE HIP HOP 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
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    • 24 min
    EP. 23: THE DEATH ROW SEARCH WARRANT

    EP. 23: THE DEATH ROW SEARCH WARRANT

    In 1999, LAPD detectives Buford Watts and Fred Miller (whose name should ring a bell) served a sweeping search warrant on the following places while investigating the murder of Biggie Smalls:


    A 1995 Chevy Impala SS that was in the possession of Michel’le Toussant Knight

    8200 Wilshire Boulevard – at the time the home of Death Row Records’ Company Offices

    The home of Michel’le Toussant Knight

    The home of Reggie Wright Jr.


    While information has been scarce for years about the affidavit and search warrant, we are in possession of the thirteen-page document. In this week’s episode, Don Sikorski dissects not only the search warrant, but the confidential informants whose information was used by LAPD in this investigation.

    One name will be familiar to Dosser listeners - find out who LAPD Detective Miller was referring to during his testimony in the civil trial when he stated that “the information he provided us was very good.”
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    • 21 min
    EP. 22: INVESTIGATIVE LEADS

    EP. 22: INVESTIGATIVE LEADS

    As we get deeper into the FBI Files data dump, one correlation came to mind: at every step of the investigation by the FBI and Phil Carson, he had to constantly communicate to his bosses and many investigators within the FBI.

    He had to provide the path he wanted to take to get further evidence and information that would lead to a prosecutable case.

    This episode we dissect an electronic communication from April 22nd of 2004. It was defined as a restricted document and the Synopsis as written was to communicate investigative leads, and witnesses which Phil Carson wanted to pursue.
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    • 31 min

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