Netflix has just released a clip from their upcoming documentary on the late hip-hop legend The Notorious B.I.G. The documentary is named “Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell.”
The Notorious B.I.G, formally named Christopher George Latore Wallace, is considered to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. He was assassinated at a young age of 24 after being targeted through a drive-by homicide in Los Angeles, the investigation of which is ongoing to this very day.
The documentary is written by Sam Sweet, with Emmett Malloy taking it on as the director. It aims to tell the story of how a very talented and precocious Biggie rose to fame. The Netflix documentary, which is set to released on March 1st, features many important figures from the hip-hop icon’s life, such as his mother Voletta Wallace, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Lil’ Cease of Junior M.A.F.I.A & Faith Evans.
The released clip features the jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison, who coincidently lived on the same block as Biggie, and turned out to be a huge influence on him and his music. Donald reveals in the clip that:
I was initially trying to groom Chris to be a jazz artist, because he was so talented. One of the things that we worked on was putting a snare drum be-bop drumming into the rhythm of a rhyme.
Harrison exposed Biggie to the likes of the jazz drummer Max Roach and other legendary artists who had a sense of complex rhythms which Biggie went on to incorporate in his music.
The documentary is going to feature never-seen-before footage of Biggie from his pre-fame days, which is surely going to be a delightful trip to his longtime fans. Make sure to catch it on Netflix on March 1st.