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Once Upon a Time in Compton | Tim Brennan, Robert Ladd, and Lolita Files | Author Interview

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James Lott Jr. talks to Tim Brennan, Robert Ladd, and Lolita Files about their book, Once Upon a Time in Compton.

For twenty years, gang unit detectives Tim Brennan and Robert Ladd patrolled the streets of Compton. They witnessed the birth and rise of gangsta rap with acts they knew personally, such as N.W.A and D.J. Quik; dealt firsthand with the chaos of the L.A. riots, its aftermath, and the gang truce that followed; were involved in the investigations of the murders of hip-hop stars Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G., and were major players in an all-out tug-of-war with City Hall that ultimately [...]