Official Notorious B.I.G. Documentary In The Works

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The Notorious B.I.G. is finally getting a fully authorized documentary.

Tentatively titled Notorious B.I.G.: One More Chance, the film will be made in collaboration with Notorious B.I.G.’s estate and his mother Voletta Wallace. The project will be developed with Submarine Entertainment and ByStorm Film. The former has been involved with the creation of previous documentaries such as Nas: Time Is Illmatic and Miss Sharon Jones!

“It brings so much joy to my heart that my son Christopher’s music has made such an impact on the music community and his stories have positively inspired so many young men and women over the years, and still influencing the youth all over the world today,” Wallace said.

The film will focus on the rapper’s music and his influence across the world. No other information on the documentary has been revealed.

Biggie would have been 45 this year, with 2017 also marking the 20 year anniversary of his death. Recently, two new posthumous tracks from a duets album helmed by his widow, Faith Evans, were released. “NYC” and “When We Party” are taken from the forthcoming The King & I album. The former track features Jadakiss, with the latter includes Snoop Dogg.

The King & I is slated to drop on May 19, and will feature contributions from DJ Premier; Just Blaze; Salaam Remi; Stevie J; Busta Rhymes; Lil Kim; Lil Cease and more.

Last year, in honor of Biggie, rock group Living Colour released their Mixtape EP, that featured a collection of remixes of songs from the iconic rapper. One of those tracks was a reworking of “Who Shot Ya?” which featured guest verses from Black Thought; Chuck D; Pharoahe Monch; Prodigal Sunn and Kyle Mansa.

“It’s very eerily current because of the horrible things that have been going on with gun violence and various shootings.” Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid said of the track to Billboard magazine.

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