The film begins with B.I.G. saying, “It was all a dream,” the opening line from his 1994 classic, “Juicy.”
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell flashes back to Christopher Wallace growing up in Brooklyn, spending summers in Jamaica, and returning home to launch his legendary music career after being signed to Bay Boy Records by Diddy, who serves as one of the doc’s executive producers.
“Biggie blew up overnight,” says Diddy in the trailer. “We had no origins for what rap planet this guy came from.”
Cease, a member of B.I.G’s group, Junior M.A.F.I.A., recalls how his mentor opened the door for him, Lil Kim and many others.
“He had a gift and a talent that saved a lot of people’s lives but his,” Cease says.
Biggie was inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame in November. March 9 will mark the 24th anniversary of his death in 1997 at the age of 24. He was fatally shot early that morning after leaving a party in Los Angeles. His death remains unsolved.
Biggie: I Got A Story premieres March 1 on Netflix.
By Ken Simmons
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