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On February  27th, USA Network will air a scripted, ten-part series of the true hot crime drama, UNSOLVED: The Murders of Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G. starring Bokeem Woodbine as Officer Daryn Dupree,  Wavyy Jonez as Notorious BIG, Luke James as  Sean “Diddy” Combs, Aisha Hinds as Voletta Wallace and Marcc Rose as Tupac Shakur.

 

The woman responsible for clothing these individual characters is Rahimah Yoba. Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, she is the sister of film and TV veteran Malik Yoba. Rahimah began her film career as a production assistant on the same show that made her brother a household name, New York Undercover in the mid 90s.

Rahimah, has worked as a costume designer for such known films as Illegal Tender, The Ministers and television series The Hustle on Fuse TV.

Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac & Notorious B.I.G. chronicles the two major police investigations into the separate murders of these prolific rappers and includes Anthony Hemingway. The director known for his impressive work on American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ and The Wire. Greg Kading, a former LAPD detective who worked on both investigations, wrote the bestselling true crime book, Murder Rap that served as the source material for the series.

The series stars Jimmi Simpson as Detective Russell Poole, Jamie McShane as Detective Fred Miller, Brent Sexton as Detective Brian Tyndall and Letoya Luckett and Suge Knight’s estranged wife, Sharitha Golden.

Challenges included but weren’t limited to re-visiting a crime that has still gone unsolved for more than 20 years but also working with clothing brands that largely have gone out of business.

“To be quite honest, so many of the clothes required clearance. We had to recreate the style because most of the clothing they wore back then was hard to find.”

“There were no brands really to reach out to because most of them don’t exist anymore. We had to redesign and build them.

In addition to the styles and swag of the period, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac & Notorious B.I.G. will provide a new perspective to viewers that share the stories of these murders from the viewpoint of the two detectives tasked with solving them.

“I like doing period pieces because I love to recreate what was.