The unsolved murders of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. will be thrown under the spotlight once again when FOX airs its investigative crime special Who Shot Biggie & Tupac? next month.
The two-hour broadcast, which premieres on September 24, is hosted by Ice-T and award-winning documentarian Soledad O’Brien.
The special will reportedly reveal new details surrounding the two investigations. It also features interviews with former private investigators, police officers, informants and Hip Hop insiders, including Doug E. Fresh, Funkmaster Flex and the currently incarcerated Suge Knight.
Two of the two legendary MCs’ best friends — E.D.I. Mean and Lil’ Cease — will appear together on camera to talk about the friendship between Tupac and Biggie, and their subsequent fallout as well. In addition, a never-before-released audio recording of Biggie talking about Shakur’s shooting will be unveiled.
Who Shot Biggie & Tupac? serves as yet another documentary about the two high-profile murders. Murder Rap: Inside The Biggie & Tupac Murders was released in February 2016, which highlighted the work of retired LAPD detective Greg Kading. The documentary was based on Kading’s 2011 book, Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations.
Kading’s work is also being used for USA Network’s upcoming scripted true crime drama Unsolved, which finds Straight Outta Compton actor Marcc Rose playing Shakur and newbie Wavyy Jonez in the role of Biggie Smalls.