This episode features the rise and fall of Johnny Eng, one of the most notorious drug traffickers in the history of Manhattan's Chinatown. A one-time informant for the DEA, "Machine Gun Johnny" thought he could snitch on all his rivals to monopolize the heroin trade on the eastern seaboard. The special task force set up by the DEA would chase Eng all the way to Hong Kong. Eventually extradited to the U.S., Eng would hire John Gotti's lawyer to defend him against a prosecutor known as "The Dragon Lady."
This episode explores the case of Luis Felipe, also known as "King Blood." From a prison cell, Felipe founded the New York chapter of the Latin Kings street gang. Felipe's own writings would incriminate him as the orchestrator of murders and crimes against his own members. He is now serving a life sentence in solitary confinement.
In the mid-1990s, Boyz II Men's silky-smooth voices lifted them to superstardom. Their record-breaking stints atop the music charts placed them alongside industry icons like Elvis Presley and the Beatles.
In the mid-1990s, Boyz II Men's silky-smooth voices lifted them to superstardom. Their record-breaking stints atop the music charts placed them alongside industry icons like Elvis Presley and the Beatles. Along the way, they became the biggest selling R&B group in history. But as often is the case, an epic rise proceeded and even more dramatic fall. When albums sales slowed, music execs lost interest and the foursome went from selling out stadiums to playing dive bars. Now, with the success of their latest album, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville, Boyz II Men is finding its footing again. The question is, can they make their way back to the top, or are they destined for the easy listening circuit?