Throughout his career, Derrick Parker worked on some of the
biggest criminal cases in rap history, from the shooting at Club
New York, where Derrick personally escorted Jennifer Lopez to
police headquarters, to the first shooting of Tupac Shakur.
Always straddling the fence between "po-po" and NYPD outsider,
Derrick threatened police tradition to try to get the cases solved.
He was the first detective to interview an informant offering a
detailed account of Biggie Smalls's murder. He protected one of the
only surviving eyewitnesses to the Jam Master Jay murder and knows
the identity of the killers as well as the motivation behind the
Notorious C.O.P. reveals hip-hop crimes that never made
the paper--like the robbing of Foxy Brown and the first Hot 97
shooting--and answers some lingering questions about murders that
have remained unsolved. The book that both the NYPD and the hip-hop
community don't want you to read, Notorious C.O.P. is the
first insider look at the real links between crime and hip-hop and
the inefficiencies that have left some of the most widely
publicized murders in entertainment history unsolved.