The life, music and legacy of the late Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur are still strong over 20 years later after their untimely deaths. With many film projects, off Broadway plays and more in the works surrounding the two rap legends A&E has jumped on the bandwagon to announce their own documentaries on the life of the two fallen rappers that will air next month.
Biggie: The Life of the Notorious B.I.G. will run as a one single 3 hour program. Emmy nominated director Mark Ford whose work you might have seen in “The L.A. Riots: 25 Years Later, Streets of Compton” will serve as director of the film. The A&E series stands as the first official documentary of the Brooklyn emcee to be fully approved by his estate and will air on June 28th at 9pm. When speaking of the documentary’s premiere A&E Executive Vice President and Head of Programming Elaine Frontain Bryant stated:
“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 it’s present day and we are truly excited to be able to bring that kind of intimacy and connection to his fans.”
Who Killed Tupac? a six part television docu-series will center around the investigation of the rap icon’s death. Renowned Civil Rights attorney Benjamin Crump will take the lead in investigating the circumstances surrounding Tupac’s murder. Part 1 of the series will air directly after the premiere of Biggie: The Life of the Notorious B.I.G. on June 28th and part 2 will air the following day on June 29th.
Are you excited for these documentaries and will you be tuning in to watch??