The murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. have always been a wound never to have healed for the Hip-Hop community. Both rappers, taken in the prime of their careers were gunned down six months from one another. Shakur, killed at a stoplight on the Las Vegas strip in September 1996, and B.I.G., killed in March 1997 in Los Angeles, leaves us to question, what really happened?
With the most advanced crime-solving technology, everyone still scratches their heads as to why their murders have been left unsolved.
Is it they already know who did it and there’s a bigger conspiracy behind it, or do they fall under the same category as most black men killed in America….no one really cares. Though, there have been several speculations to who may have killed them, nothing has stuck or been “officially” announced.
Last year, A&E aired a two documentary series called Who Killed Notorious B.I.G and Who Killed Tupac Shakur. The six-part series was slated to expose new perspectives regarding their murders, the public had never been privy to. Shakur’s series, was led by civil rights attorney, Benjamin Crump.
Crump intent was to conduct a full-scale investigation into what really happened to the late-rapper. Whether any leeway was made is uncertain since no new developments have been announced.
On February 27, USA will air a scripted, ten-part series of the true hot crime drama, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and Notorious B.I.G.; starring Bokeem Woodbine as Officer Daryn Dupree, Wavvy Jones, as Notorious BIG, Luke James as P. Diddy, Aisha Hinds as Voletta Wallace and Marcc Rose as Tupac Shakur.
The show chronicles the two major police investigations into the separate murders of these prolific rappers. Director Anthony Hemingway (The People vs. OJ), and Greg Kading, a LAPD detective who worked on both investigations teamed up for the project.
Watch the trailer below.