In California, 187 is the penal code for murder. The phrase became popular outside the state when Dr. Dre dropped it in his song "Deep Cover" in 1992. The song was recorded for a movie of the same, the 1992 action film starring Laurence Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum, directed by Bill Duke. It was actually Dr. Dre's first solo song, after a successful career working with N.W.A., and also featured a guest spot from Snoop Doggy Dogg. This vintage single stitch all over print shirt, in excellent condition, features a cool guy standing next to 187.