New Jersey's place in hip-hop history

This week's episode is all about New Jersey's place in hip-hop. The Garden State has produce some of hip-hop's most legendary artists as well as some of today's biggest names.

The fentanyl epidemic next door

The deaths from accidental fentanyl drug overdoses are at an all time high in NYC and the U.S. Lisa Evers talks to DEA special agent Frank Tarantino, Dr. Chinazo Cunningham Commissioner of OASIS and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, Assistant Vice President of addiction services at Northwell Healtjh.

Feeling the financial burden of today's economy

With so many increases, it's easy for spending to rise without realizing it. People are feeling the pinch in a variety of unexpected ways, and trying to find new strategies for making ends meet.

Back to school: Winning at education

It's that time of the year again: As a new school year begins, there's anticipation, much excitement and new challenges that must be met. Much has been made about the negative effects of the pandemic shutdown. But that's not the whole story, we’ll hear from experts this week.

Social media influencers and consequences

Social media influencers can command hefty incomes, and are major celebrities in their own right, but sometimes the influence they have on their fans can have unexpected and undesirable consequences. FOX 5 NY's Lisa Evers has this week's episode of Street Soldiers.

From 50 Cent to Mayor Adams: How hip-hop shaped their lives

50 Cent and Mayor Eric Adams may not seem to have much in common, but both men’s lives have been shaped by hip-hop in very different ways. FOX 5 NY's Lisa Evers sat down with each of them to find out how hip-hop helped them beat the odds.

For the love of the game

Sports has always been a popular past time, but for these athletes, it has become a way out of poverty and abuse.

50 years of hip-hop

FOX 5 NY's Lisa Evers takes a look at the great hip-hop hits that originated in Harlem. Joining her on this episode are DJ Boogie Blind, Rob Markman, and Jim Jones.

Crime & drill rap's growing legal troubles

Fox 5 NY's Lisa Evers looks into the hip-hop genre of drill rap that's getting a lot of attention from its growing number of fans, as well as from the growing number of criminal indictments wrapped up by some of its most promising artists – even after they get a record deal.