Watch: The Notorious B.I.G’s Life’s Story Going On Netflix
Biggie Smalls is often credited as one of the greatest rappers of all time. Now, the world can finally take a glimpse inside the late icon’s life.
On March 1, Netflix will release Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell, the first-ever estate-approved documentary about The Notorious B.I.G., whose name is Christopher George Wallace. Netflix shared the film’s official trailer on Monday.
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell chronicles the life of Wallace ahead of his rise to fame. In the documentary, his loved ones told the stories including his mom Voletta Wallace and his longtime collaborator and friend Diddy, who discovered him in the ’90s. In the trailer, his mom says:
“My son was a very smart kid” However, he made mistakes, which his mum also talked about.
As the years went on, The Notorious B.I.G. began selling drugs in efforts to help provide for his single mom, who had been raising him alone since his dad left when Biggie was just two years old. While addressing his decision to turn to the streets, his mum says: “He disrespected my house, that wasn’t my son.”
While he was making ends meet his own way, his mom thought he was at work.
Ultimately, Voletta felt proud of her son when he jumpstarted his career under Bad Boy Records, music magnate Diddy’s label.
“I was happy that he was making something with his life,” Voletta continues in the clip. But Biggie continued his old ways even though he had already become a rap icon.
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell was first announced in 2017. It was set to be named One More Chance after Biggie Smalls’ ’95 hit song that peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 according to The People.
Biggie was shot and killed in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997.
Watch the trailer below: