A&E Set to Release Documentaries about Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur

For fans of the late rap icons Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur we’ve got some exciting news for you! Next month, A&E is set to relaunch its “Biography” series by premiering its new documentaries about the mysterious unsolved deaths of Biggie and Tupac.

On June 28, A&E is set to air the documentary Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. The three-hour biography will dive deep into the rapper’s life and his untimely death. Directed by Mark Ford, Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. is said to be the first biography to be authorized by Christopher Wallace’s estate and will be the most intimate and revealing documentary that any fan has ever seen, with exclusive never-before-seen footage and audio. The documentary will feature interviews from those who were closest to the late rapper, including his mother Voletta Wallace, his widow Faith Evans, Lil Cease, members of Junior M.A.F.I.A, and music icons like Jay Z and Nas. According to a press release, the documentary will explore the people and places that molded Biggie’s life – from his years of hustling on the streets of Brooklyn, NY, his relationships with Faith Evans and Lil Kim, the notorious feud with Tupac Shakur, and the murder that shocked the music community.

A&E also announced that following the release of Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G., the television network will unveil the six-part limited series Who Killed Tupac? The series focuses on the investigation on the death of rap’s most influential rapper Tupac Shakur. Each installment will include aspects of Tupac’s life and follow famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he investigates deeply into theories of the rapper’s murder. The series will include key interviews from those who were close to Tupac, including his brother Mopreme Shakur, his first manager Leila Steinberg, executives at Death Row Records, former members of the Bloods and the Crips, Quincy “QDIII” Jones III, and Money-B.

“The late Christopher Wallace and Tupac Shakur continue to impact the world two decades after their tragic, unsolved murders and there is still a public longing to connect with these figures and to celebrate their legacies,” Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive vice president and head of programming of A&E Network said in a statement. “We pride ourselves in delivering projects under the ‘Biography’ banner that unearth a side of the story that the public has never seen before. In the case of Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G., the foundation of this biography is exclusive archival footage and audio recordings of Biggie himself, packaged in a way that allows him to tell his own life story as if its present day and we are truly excited to be able to bring that kind of intimacy and connection to his fans.”

The first two hours of Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. will premiere Wednesday, June 28 at 9PM ET/PT with the finale airing Thursday, June 29 at 8PM ET/PT. Who Killed Tupac? will debut the first of six installments on June 29 at 9PM ET/PT.

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