It's been over 20 years since Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. were killed in crimes that have yet to be solved.
Despite the time that's gone by, people are still intrigued by their lives and sudden deaths, which took them from the world before the age of 26.
In the spirit of delving deeper into their stories, A&E Network announced the debut of docuseries, Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. and Who Killed Tupac?.
“There is still a public longing to connect with these figures and to celebrate their legacies,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, A&E Network 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.”
In addition to never-before-seen footage of Biggie Smalls, the series will also focus on Faith Evans' mourning in the years after she lost her husband. There will also be interviews with Nas, Jay Z, Sean "Diddy" Combs and members of Junior Mafia.
Tupac's documentary will hone in on the investigation behind his fatal shooting, with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump leading the charge. Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, actually went to school with Crump's mother and was a strong proponent of social justice for Black men.
Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. will air all three hours on Monday, September 4 at 8PM ET/PT on A&E and Who Killed Tupac? will air as six, weekly installments in the winter.