Netflix has released a trailer for a documentary that explores the life of rapper Biggie Smalls.
Executive producer of mother Violetta Wallace and Sean “Diddy” Combs, the film will focus on the legendary rapper’s childhood and his emergence as one of the greatest rappers of all time.
The documentary, entitled Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell, will feature unprecedented footage of Biggie, born Christopher Wallace, along with interviews with friends and contemporaries, including Faith Evans and Lil Cease.
The film will be directed by film director Emmett Malloy who has produced music videos for Blink-182 and White Stripes in the past.
When is the documentary coming out?
The documentary will be available for streaming on Netflix from March 1.
What does the trailer reveal?
In the trailer, the East Coast rapper is portrayed as an extraordinary young talent who personally sacrificed himself to secure his family.
On footage of young Biggie, one can hear a friend say “Big had a gift of talent that saved the lives of many people, but not his.”
Contemporary Sean Combs, meanwhile, reflects on Wallace’s talents, saying “we had no origin from which rap planet this man came from.”
His mother Violetta describes the documentary as the first to “focus on my son’s life experiences, not the circumstances of his death. It is a celebration of who he was and where he came from. This is how he would like to be remembered. ”
The content of Netflix describes the documentary as follows:
“Every legend has its own story of origin. Christopher Wallace, called Notorious BIG, is still one of the icons of Hip-Hop, known for its recognizable flow and autobiographical texts. This documentary celebrates its life through rare behind-the-scenes footage and testimonies of its closest friends. and family. “
The life and death of Biggie Smalls
Christopher Wallace, better known by the stage names Notorious BIG and Biggie Smalls, is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Biggie became prominent in the 1990s thanks to his effortless flow, casual tone, and fusion of rap and R&B genres.
His tracks Juicy, Big Pop, Hypnotize and Mo Money Mo Problems would elevate him to a world-renowned musician, and the album Life After Death was made with a diamond three years after its release.
Biggie is also known for his quarrel with former friend Tupac Shakur, which resulted in an exchange of twos, Tupac wrote Hit ’em Up, and Biggie responded with Long Kiss Goodnight.
Wallace was killed in a 1997 shooting in Los Angeles – he was 24 years old.