It’s been two decades since Christopher George Latore Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. passed away. On March 9, 1997 at the young age of 24-years-old, he was shot inside a GM Yukon with a 9 mm blue-steel pistol after heaving left a Vibe Magazine and Qwest Records after party.
After his death, his sophomore album Life After Death was released and was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts. Two decades later, his name still resonates strongly. Not only is he a pioneer of hip hop, he has become a global pop culture icon.
To celebrate his name, A&E will be releasing a documentary that is set to introduce an array of rare footage which will include interviews. Two other icons in the world of hip hop, Jay Z and Nas will also be part of the documentary. If you didn’t know, Jay Z was also part of a super group called The Commission. In addition to the Hov, Lil’ Cease, Sean Combs and Charli Baltimore were also part of this group. It’s quite possible that the documentary will include rare footage and interviews from the former members.
But prior to the release of the documentary, A&E released a teaser that has Hov and Nas quoting Biggie’s track “Who Shot Ya.” The track was released on his posthumous album Born Again. It has been said to be a diss track towards west coast rival Tupac Shakur. Let’s hope that the documentary goes further into the meaning of the track and the rivalry that Biggie had with Tupac. It may be old news but any new light into it would be a hip hop head’s dream.
Watch the teaser trailer below:
It’s less than a month away so hold on tight. The documentary will air on Sept. 4 on A&E.