The 7 Best Documentaries About Biggie

Jul 12, 2023 | Best Of, Celebrities, People

Introducing an exploration into some of the most gripping documentaries about one of the world’s most influential rap icons: Notorious B.I.G., also known as Biggie Smalls. From his formative years to his untimely death, these seven documentaries will take you through Biggie’s life and career in a unique way that will keep you enthralled from start to finish.



1997 was a year that changed the face of hip hop forever. On March 9th, The Notorious B.I.G., one of the most influential rappers in history, was killed in Los Angeles at just 24 years old. This documentary explores Biggie’s life and legacy and investigates the ongoing mystery surrounding his death. Join us as we explore this tragedy and uncover what really happened on that fateful day in 1997!


2. ‘Last Man Standing’ Revisits Suge Knight and the Biggie/Tupac Murders

Twenty-five years ago, two of hip-hop’s most iconic figures, Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur were tragically murdered. To this day, the cases remain unsolved and now documentarian Nick Broomfield is revisiting these murders with his latest film Last Man Standing which focuses on Suge Knight’s possible involvement in the deaths. The documentary reveals new evidence as well as witnesses who have come forward to share what they know about the events that took place all those years ago – including allegations of negligence from LAPD. This captivating documentary follows the events over 25 years in depth, giving viewers an insight into how it unfolded and providing a fresh look at one of Hip Hop’s biggest mysteries – out now on VOD and in theaters!


3. Biggie Story to Tell

We’ve got a special guest with us today, the one and only Emmy-award winning director Emmett Malloy. He’s here to discuss his latest documentary Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell about the late great rapper Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G.. Learn all about how Emmett was able to gain access to never before seen footage of Biggie and what he wanted viewers of his film to learn from it. Hear first hand stories from Emmett on who Christopher Wallace really was, as well as what inspired him in life and music. Tune in now for an insightful look into the tragedy that is The Notorious B.I.G.’s story!


4. Deep Dive – The Biggie & 2Pac Case Files: Amir Muhammad, Psycho Mike & Russell Poole

Delve into the unsolved murder of The Notorious B.I.G with Episode 3 of “Deep Dive: The Biggie & Tupac Case Files.” Mike Dorsey investigates the interview that served as the foundation for Russell Poole’s theory and discovers discrepancies that make it invalid. Learn more about former LAPD officer David Mack and Amir Muhammad, two inmates who claimed to have knowledge of the case shortly after Biggie’s death, and why their story may not be true. Uncovering this mystery could help solve one of hip-hop’s most enduring questions – watch now!


5. Importance of Biggie Smalls’ career highlighted in new book

Michael Holley and Michael Smith team up every weekday afternoon to explore the latest news in sports, culture, entertainment, and politics. Get your daily dose of these two dynamic hosts on NBC Sports on Peacock channel ( from 3pm – 5pm ET! Tune in for an entertaining show that will keep you informed about the world around you.


6. Strauss And Wagner: The Classical Tupac And Biggie

Explore the musical world of Richard Strauss through the eyes of Simon Callow! From Munich’s stunning opera houses to his home in the Bavarian Alps, this documentary takes you on a journey into one of history’s greatest composers. See how Strauss’ music shaped European culture and learn more about his life story.


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