Netflix have just dropped the trailer for their newest documentary coming to the platform: Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell.
Biggie: I Got A Story to Tell celebrates the life and talent of Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls, telling the story of his journey from hustler to rap king.
In a nutshell: “Before he was Big, he was Christopher.”
The documentary reveals the details of Biggie’s origin story on his seemingly overnight success to legend status. Spoken by Diddy himself, “Biggie blew up over night. There are no origins for what rap planet this guy came from.”
Details are still scarce (as they should be) on what we know about the documentary so far, however appearances by Faith Evans, Lil Cease have been confirmed.
Though it’s not the first Biggie documentary, this one has been executive-produced by Biggie Smalls’ mother, Violetta Wallace and Sean Combs, aka Diddy.
As per Pitchfork, it also follows Biggie’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year. Diddy said at the induction ceremony, “Nobody has come close to the way Biggie sounds, to the way he raps, to the frequency that he hits.”
Like any documentary that tugs at the heart strings and makes you feel closer to any artist than ever before, I Got A Story to Tell lets us in on rare behind the scenes footage.
Featuring regular commentary from both Diddy and Biggie’s mother, Violetta, you can expect to get up close and personal from some of the people who were closest to Biggie – all who motivated him to make many of his decisions.
In an official statement from Netflix, they said that the documentary, “offers a fresh look at one of the greatest, most influential rappers of all time by those who knew him best. Made in collaboration with Biggie’s estate, ‘I Got A Story To Tell’ is an intimate rendering of a man whose rapid ascent and tragic end has been at the center of rap lore for more than twenty years.”
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell is set to be released on March 1st 2021.