Who Killed Biggie and Tupac? That’s one question a true crime documentary on the duo tried to resolve. The two men that the doccie aimed to illuminate were one-time friends. Rivalry intruded, and their friendship dissolved like skin in acid.
Four shots to the chest in Las Vegas, and Tupac was halfway dead. He would die later from his wounds. Not long after his death, his rival, the Notorious B.I.G, was himself gunned down in similar circumstances.
For many people back then, the death of the rivals marked the end of rap gangsterism. But that wasn’t exactly the case – as should be evident if you’re following global rap.
And the question of Who Killed Biggie and Tupac remained as fresh as ever. So it wasn’t surprising that an attempt should be made to answer that question in a doccie.
The doccie Who Killed Biggie and Tupac? aired on Discovery Plus yesterday, August 14, and will continue on the streamer for a while. Watching the documentary is like stepping back in time and embracing the 80s and 90s.
For some who have watched it, the doccie is an embrace with the past – and it’s patently emotional. You can tune in to Discovery plus for your fix if you please.