Come Check Me Out At The South Florida Book Festival!


This weekend I’ll be at the South Florida Book Festival in my hometown of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Tomorrow night I’ll be at the “Evening With The Literary Stars”” from 7pm-9:30pm and Saturday I’m featured from 1:30pm-2:30pm talking about my newest book, Once Upon A Time In Compton (written with former Compton gang unit detectives Tim Brennan and Robert Ladd).

Friday night is a paid event and Saturday is $FREE.99! Come thru and check me out!

Click HERE to visit the South Florida Book Festival website for tickets and more details.

Hope to see you there!

Check Out My Interview on Neil Haley’s Total Tutor Show on!

Listen to my recent interview on Neil Haley’s show Total Tutor where I discuss my new book, Once Upon A Time In Compton, co-authored with Tim Brennan and Robert Ladd, about their time on the Compton Police force as gang unit detectives and some of the major moments in pop culture they were a part of, from knowing NWA in their early years, the LA riots, investigating the Tupac and Biggie murder cases, and more.

Once Upon A Time In Compton (Front)

We also talk about the upcoming six-part A&E docuseries Who Killed Tupac? in which I’m featured and am also a producer.

Click play below to listen.

Have You Seen The Tupac Biopic All Eyez On Me Yet? If not, GO SEE IT!!!

The much-anticipated Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me, starring Demetrius Shipp, Jr. as the late internationally-beloved hip-hop star/actor/activist/poet debuted this weekend to a solid box office of $27 million plus. The numbers exceeded most estimates, but Tupac’s fans – including myself – were eager to see his story brought to life.

I was involved in creating some of the behind-the-scenes content, interviews, and marketing for the film and saw it in its various stages of editing. Through it all, newcomer Demetrius shines in the lead role, embodying the artist to the point where you fully believe it’s really Tupac on the screen.

(I was also involved with the HBO First Look about the movie.)

Lo's End Credit on AEOM HBO First Look

I also attended the world premiere of the movie on Wednesday, June 14th…

…walking the red carpet and going to the oh-so-fun and LIT after-party later. Hip-hop royalty was out in full-force, including Russell Simmons, DJ Quik, Shock G and Money B of Digital Underground, Tupac and Digital Underground’s former manager Atron Gregory, Tupac’s close friend and mentor Leila Steinberg, West Coast music pioneer Lonzo Williams, E.D.I Mean of the Outlawz, The Lady of Rage, MC Hammer, E-40, 2 Chainz, boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, and more.

I personally know Demetrius Shipp, Jr. and am genuinely proud and happy that the world is getting to see what a phenomenal talent he is. He will definitely make his mark in Hollywood, hopefully for a long time to come. This L.A. Times feature about his journey to scoring the role is worth checking out.

Here he is speaking at the premiere, before the start of the movie. It really was a wonderful night, filled with magic and excitement all around.

Be sure to check out the movie, if you haven’t already. Forget what the critics have been saying. Audiences and fans of Tupac have been quite vocal in expressing their love for it.

Our New Book Baby, Once Upon A Time In Compton, Is Here!!!

Once Upon A Time In Compton (Side)

Available in both digital and paperback, our new book, Once Upon A Time In Compton, is finally here! It plunges headfirst into the world of Compton, covering some of the most renowned moments in pop culture – the early days of N.W.A and DJ Quik, the L.A. Riots, the murders of Tupac and Biggie, and the fall of the Compton Police Departmentall experienced by my co-authors, former Compton gang unit detectives Tim Brennan and Robert Ladd.

This is real drama, real history, hip-hop, true crime, and more, with page-turning after page-turning moment. And even though it’s mighty bold of me to say that as a co-author of the book, the reason I can say it is because of how this story held me in its grip as were were putting it on the page.

Come…take this deep-dive with us. And brace yourself for a wild ride!

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