The devil works hard but Netflix works harder – at least
when it comes to releasing new documentaries! This time, the streaming platform
is paying homage to the greatest and world famous musician and rapper of all time.
I Got a Story to Tell is an upcoming Netflix documentary based on the
life of legendary rapper, Christopher George Latore Wallace, famously known as
‘The Notorious B.I.G or Biggie Smalls who was shot dead at the age of 24!
Directed by Emmett Malloy, the documentary about the life of rapper Biggie Smalls also features a
rare footage recorded by the artist’s best friend, Damion “D-Roc” and latest
interviews with family and friends of the rapper who died in a still-unsolved
drive by shooting on 9th March 1997.
According to the streaming giant, 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 a rendering of a man whose rapid ascent and tragic end has
been at the center of rap lore for more than twenty years.”
Executive produced by his mother, Voletta Wallace, Sean
Combs, Mark Pitts, Stanley Buchtal and Emmett and Brendon Malloy, the
documentary is slated for release on Monday, 1st March.
The production of this documentary was first announced in
2017, with the original title “Notorious BIG: One More Chance.” It took about
four years to finally come to our screens.
While talking to a media organization, Voletta explains that
the documentary would herald her son’s contribution to US music and youth
culture, and how he created an impact on the music industry, most particularly
“It brings so much joy to my heart that my son Christopher’s
music has made such an impact on the music community,” she said.
“His stories have positively inspired so many young men and
women over the years, and still influencing the youth all over the world,” she
As the release date is approaching closer, here are four
shocking facts to know about the Netflix’s documentary “Biggie: I Got a Story
life story is being told from a new perspective!
A lot of tributes and screen-adaptions of his life story have
already been done, including 2009’s movie Notorious,
and Netflix’s drama Unsolved: The Murders
of Tupac and the Notorious BIG – the drama follows Biggie’s rise to stardom
till his tragic death, which was released in 2018.
The upcoming documentary delves deeper into the life of
Biggie with the help of his estate, featuring interviews and archival footages
to uncover the hidden truth behind his untimely death. Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell promises to offer a fresh perspective
into the life of rapper, which hasn’t been told before.
documentary starts with the rapper’s childhood
We all know that Biggie is one of the greatest hip-hop
artists in the history of Hollywood, but little do we know the struggles and
racial-barriers he faced to become one!
The previous movies and documentaries based on Biggie’s life
often inclined towards focusing on the successful days of the rapper’s career or career of The Notorious B.I.G and his untimely demise. But none of them truly explore the journey he took to
I Got a Story to Tell attempts to offer insights into the rapper’s
life before fame and how hip-hop flourished in the city of New York, where
Biggie was born.
“We were immersed in Brooklyn in the 70s through the 80s,
said director Emmett Malloy in a statement.
“It is easy to see how much Brooklyn has changed since
Christopher Wallace was a kid, but it’s also clear that many things about being
a young black man in this country have not changed.”
documentary will be personal and close
The documentary is not just a homage to the late rapper, but
a close view on his life, aiming to connect his fans with him on a more personal
The upcoming documentary tends to prioritize quality over
quantity. Since it aims to focus on his childhood days, his life story is being
told from the perspective of people who were close to him, such as his mother
Voletta, Combs and childhood friend Damian, “D Roc” Butler. It sheds light on
his life story that the public didn’t see, revealing challenges the artists
faced in his personal life before rising to fame in the music industry.
With this approach, the documentary offers a unique sense of
intimacy to his fans.
title has its own story
The documentary has borrowed its name from a popular Biggie
track, I Got a Story to Tell.
Released two weeks after the rapper’s death, the track is a part
of his second and final album Life after
Death, which details his encounter with a US basketball player. After his
death, the controversies still linger on the identity of that particular celebrity
Check out the Biggie trailer Netflix here:
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