It Happened Here
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Sunday, February 24

In the mid 90’s the infamous East Coast – West Coast hip hop rivalry was in full swing, and two of raps biggest icons – former friends The Notorious B.I.G, and Tupac Shakur – were caught in the middle of it. It was a battle that tragically cost both starts their lives before the end of the decade, in a pair of murders that are unsolved to this day. We’ll trace the story of these two legendry rappers by visiting the locations that lead to their rise and fall – the gritty streets of Biggie’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn where he hustled, sold drugs, and became a freestyling legend; a hidden set of train tracks in Vernon, California; New York City’s Quad Recording Studios, where a 1994 assassination attempt on Tupac ignited the biggest feud in the history of rap, and the corner of Fairfax and Wilshire in Los Angeles, where Biggie was tragically gunned down in a hit and run. Show Less
In the mid 90’s the infamous East Coast – West Coast hip hop rivalry was in full swing, and two of raps biggest icons – former f...Show More

Sunday, March 03

John Belushi achieved international fame by expertly playing abrasive, obnoxious, and juvenile characters, both as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and in iconic films like The Blues Brothers, and Animal House. Everything about Belushi was larger than life, and his desire to be the life of the party drove him down a dark path of substance abuse, culminating in his untimely death in 1982 at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. We’ll discover how John became the life of the party at the Seven Dwarfs restaurant in his hometown of Wheaton, Illinois, and visit the main stage of the Second City in Chicago where he cultivated the characters that would later make him famous, discover a little-known location in Toronto, Canada where John and his best friend Dan Aykroyd created the Blues Brothers, and tour The Rainbow Room and On the Rox – two of John’s favorite Sunset Strip hot spots, and where he went on an epic bender with shadowy figure Cathy Smith on the final night of his life. Show Less
John Belushi achieved international fame by expertly playing abrasive, obnoxious, and juvenile characters, both as a cast member on Sa...Show More

Richard Pryor was a comedy truth teller, who busted taboos about race, language, and sexuality. But what made Richard so raw and honest, was also the source of his troubled and tumultuous personal life – bouts of addiction, domestic abuse, and host of other personal demons, which culminated in a very public drug-induced meltdown on Parthenia Street in Los Angeles, where he lit himself on fire and ran down the street in an unhinged suicide attempt. We’ll travel to Richard’s hometown of Peoria, Illinois to find the source for his demons, and for his brilliant comedic mind – the elementary school where he first performed comedy, and the Community Center where he honed his craft, and to his compound on Parthenia Street in the San Fernando Valley, where he nearly died in 1980, before making a remarkable comeback. Show Less
Richard Pryor was a comedy truth teller, who busted taboos about race, language, and sexuality. But what made Richard so raw and hones...Show More

About It Happened Here

They are not marked, there are no signs or plaques, but these parking lots, pieces of sidewalk, open fields and mini markets are connected to some of the most controversial events in pop culture history. We’ll revisit the sites at the center of these stories for an eye-opening look at the events as they unfolded. You may think you know what happened, but you don’t really know the full story until you’ve walked in the final footsteps and retraced the places where it all began.