Hip Hop purists can’t deny that two of the major icons to have driven that music genre and culture forward is 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G. And this is despite their well documented and sad ending. The latter (and our fave out of the two) is getting a very welcome documentary which is set to be aired on Netflix.
Every legend has an origin story and Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. remains one of Hip-Hop’s icons, renowned for his distinctive flow and autobiographical lyrics. The aformentioned documentary celebrates his life via rare behind-the-scenes footage and the testimonies of his closest friends and family. Quite the major coup this is for Netflix if you ask us.
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell is the definitive portrait of the man who became The Notorious B.I.G. With unprecedented access granted by the Wallace estate, this cinematic documentary is an emotional and personal journey through the people, places, and events that created the greatest hip-hop artist of all-time. In rarely seen footage from his breakout years, we go behind the scenes with Biggie to watch him create classic songs in the studio and bring them to life onstage in incredible unseen concert clips. Intimate and candid interviews show the most trusted members of Biggie’s inner circle opening up like never before to share stories that have never been told publicly.
In the words of his mother, Voletta Wallace: “This will be the first documentary to focus on the experiences of my son’s life rather than the circumstances of his death. It is a celebration of who he was and where he came from. This is how he would have wanted to be remembered.”
Saying that we’re looking forward to this is putting it very politely, we’re more than amped for it. And if you are as excited as us then be sure to book it into your viewing calendar, Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell airs on Netflix from March 1, 2021.