2 Biopics set to redefine history: “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.” & “Who Killed Tupac?”

Solving the Unsolved Murders + rescheduled premiere dates

Judging from the tittle of the Biographies alone, “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.” and “Who Killed Tupac?”, your mind gets a tad bit curious on how the true-life stories of these two Greatest Of All Time will be pulled off. But America’s cable Network, A&E has embarked on this mammoth undertaking to narrate the lives of  the late Christopher ‘Biggie’ Wallace and Tupac Shakur, who continue to impact the world two decades after their tragic and puzzling death(s).

The intimacy of the three-hour long “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.” biography is clear-cut, with new interviews with those closest to Biggie and those who loved him most, including his widow Faith Evans, his mother Voletta Wallace, his close friends as well as Jay Z, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Nas. This will be the first biography to be authorized by his estate and will allow the late Biggie to narrate his own life story as tough he were present by employing exclusive archived footages and audio recordings that haven’t been heard before.

This deep-seated documentary will also be centred on Faith Evans as she journeys towards reconciling her seething memories and emotions, his relationship with Lil’ Kim, his youth hustling on the streets, his rise to fame with his confidante and collaborator Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, his feud with Tupac Shakur, and his murder on the streets of Los Angeles.

While “Who Killed Tupac?” is a six-part mini-series, which will follow renowned civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who has expertly & famously represented other victims of gun violence before including Trayvon Martin. On Tupac, he will conduct a never-before-done in-depth investigation into key theories behind the murder of Tupac Shakur, a celebrated rapper and actor.

Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur went to the same high school with Crump’s mum, when she saw how he’s been actively passionate about fighting for Truth & Justice for Trayvon Martin’s family, she expressed to him how important that was and that this fight is not just for Tupac and Trayvon, but for

“all our young black men who didn’t get justice.”

With this documentary, Crump seeks to show how all is related and relevant to what is happening in the social justice movement in America today.

For Tupac, his own words and exclusive interviews with family, friends, including Tupac’s brother Mopreme Shakur, as well as other members of his group Outlawz,  Quincy “QDIII” Jones III and a host of other colleagues and viewers will reveal every detail to understand his life and career.

A+E holds worldwide distribution rights for “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.” and “Who Killed Tupac?”. The former is set to  premiere on September 4 (previously set for June 28); and the later which has also been moved, doesn’t have a specific date and time announced yet. The above is a first-look poster art released by the cable network for both projects.

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