A&E will be releasing a documentary on the Notorious B.I.G., as well as a limited series on Tupac Shakur.
The documentary on Biggie, Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. has been described as the ultimate documentary of the rap music icon. It will be a three-hour special that includes archival footage and audio recordings that have never been seen before and most importantly have Biggie narrating.The documentary will also include new interviews
The documentary will also include new interviews with individuals that were very close to the late rapper including widow Faith Evans, mother Voletta Wallace, and friend Lil Cease, as well as Puff Daddy, Jay-Z, and Nas.
The Biggie documentary will be accompanied by a six-part limited series on 2Pac titled Who Killed Tupac? The series will focus on famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he embarks on an investigation 20 years after the death of the iconic rapper.
Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, A&E Network, confirmed the news in his statement “The late Christopher Wallace and Tupac Shakur continue to impact the world two decades after their tragic, unsolved murders and there is still a public longing to connect with these figures and to celebrate their legacies,” he said.
“We pride ourselves in delivering projects under the ‘Biography’ banner that unearth a side of the story that the public has never seen before. In the case of Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G., the foundation of this biography is exclusive archival footage and audio recordings of Biggie himself, packaged in a way that allows him to tell his own life story as if its present day and we are truly excited to be able to bring that kind of intimacy and connection to his fans.” He continued.
The first two hours of Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. will debut on Wednesday, June 28, with the final hour being shown on Thursday, June 29. Following that will be the debut of the first part of Who Killed Tupac?