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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,  Wavvy Jones, 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 and the brother 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, Undercover Brother in the mid 90s.

“I didn’t start as a designer like more other costume designers, I started as an assistant, but ended up working in the wardrobe department. It was the beginning of my career in wardrobe.”

“You want to know the truth about what happened with this project? The truth is that the costume designer couldn’t handle the responsibility of the show. She quit and was leaving when an unexpected blessing fell in my lap. It was the biggest challenge I’ve ever had in my life.”

Ramimah, has worked as a Costume Designer for such known films as Illegal TenderYou Got Served and of course, New York Undercover.

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 clothes was hard to find.”

“There were no brands really to reach out to because most of them don’t exist anymore. We had to make them from scratch. There was a lot of baggie jeans, FUBU, Ecko Unlimited, Sean John, Pelle Pelle, Phat Farm, Lugz, PNB Nation and Coogi.”

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; being able to create from true history. I was blown away with how much information that we didn’t know about Tupac and Biggie. I know very specific things like what he was wearing and why he wore what he did. The movie is told from the cops who tried to solve the murder over ten years after their murders. It’s a true crime drama with lots of flashbacks to 1993. There was a tremendous amount of work required for this project.”