A&E will premiere the documentary Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. as its inaugural project under the recently relaunched “Biography” banner. The three-hour film, originally scheduled to run June 28, will now air September 4. It is a deeply personal biography, and its subject, the late rapper Christopher Wallace, narrates his own life story with exclusive archival footage and audio recordings that have never been heard before. The docuseries will also include new interviews with those who loved him most. Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. is the first biography to be authorized by his estate and will be the most personal and revealing documentary about the rapper to date.
The premiere date for Who Killed Tupac?, A&E ‘s six-part series about dynamic and influential rapper and actor Tupac Shakur, has also been rescheduled, moving from June 29 to sometime late this year. The docuseries follows famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he conducts a no-stone-unturned investigation 20 years after Tupac’s death, and each installment will include key theories behind his murder.
Said A&E Executive Vice President and Head of Programming Elaine Frontain Bryant:
“The late Christopher Wallace and Tupac Shakur continue to impact the world two decades after their tragic, unsolved murders, and there is still a public longing to connect with these figures and to celebrate their legacies.”