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Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell will be available on Netflix March 1st.
The estate-approved documentary, that was produced by Voletta Wallace and Sean Combs, has today dropped the its first trailer.
The larger that life rapper’s mother Voletta and close collaborator Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs will also be providing exclusive interviews for the film, as well as their being unseen video footage from his childhood all the way through to his adult life.
Speaking on the documentary Notorious B.I.G’s former manager and current estate manager Wayne Barrow (also a producer) said: “Mama Wallace and I had a conversation about creating the first Estate sanctioned documentary about BIG’s life and the initial thought was to have the story told from the perspective of his fans globally and how they were inspired by him and his music”.
Director Emmett Malloy also added: “Through those years we were immersed in Brooklyn in the 70s through the 90s. 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.”
The story of the rapper has been told through various outlets, from big budget films through to documentaries. However, we’ve never had a real, inside account of his life, of course till now. The documentary aims to show us the real story and talks to those closest to the late rapper. This will be a unique opportunity to see man before he was a rapper and to learn what shaped him.
Watch the trailer here: