‘Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell’ Review: The Notorious B.I.G. Comes to Netflix in Unenlightening Documentary

Christopher George Latore Wallace a.k.a.

The Notorious B.I.G.


Biggie Smalls (at least until some kid named Tim threatened to sue him) was 24 years old when he was gunned down in Los Angeles in 1997, and would have turned 49 in May of 2021.

At this point, the greatest rapper of all time has been a legend for longer than he was ever alive.

Wallace is American history.

He’s an eternal point of reference.

He’s a mural at the intersection of Bedford Ave.

and Quincy St.

in his old Brooklyn neighborhood.

The greatest value to Emmett Malloy’s “Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell,” a new documentary laced with intimate and never-before-seen camcorder footage shot by Damien “D-Roc” Butler, is how bluntly it reaffirms that Wallace was real, even if he always seemed larger than life.There he is fretting over his facial hair in a hotel on tour,

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