A&E’s revamped Biography series kicked off on Monday (September 4) with Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G., a three-hour documentary on the late rap legend, Christopher “Biggie” Wallace.
With appearances from integral figures in the Brooklyn native’s brief life, including Biggie’s widow Faith Evans, his mother Voletta Wallace, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Lil Cease, Nas and JAY-Z, the documentary dives into Biggie’s childhood, ascent to eternal rap notoriety and untimely demise at 25.
It also touches on the tumultuous relationship between Biggie and fellow Hip Hop luminary Tupac Shakur. Packed with plenty of archival footage and previously unreleased audio recordings, the Mark Ford-directed cinematic event has evidently captivated Hip Hop fans.
Evans, who recently released The King & I with her late husband’s vocals, took to Twitter on Monday night to post a trailer of the documentary with a caption that read, “The most personal and revealing documentary about the late Christopher Wallace that anyone has ever seen.”
— Faith Evans (@faithevans) September 4, 2017
The Breakfast Club‘s Charlamagne Tha God also posted to Twitter, writing,” The #LifeofBiggie doc on A&E is AWESOME.”
This #LifeofBiggie doc on A&E is AWESOME.
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) September 5, 2017
The premiere of Life of Notorious B.I.G. sparked seemingly endless comments on social media. Many Twitter users praised the documentary, while some recounted their own memories of Biggie’s music and subsequent impact.
Check out some of the reactions below.
This Biggie documentary was so on point and brings back memories of what a major impact he has made in hip-hop and still does #LifeOfBiggie
— Jayrod (@iamjbreezy_) September 5, 2017
"Juicy" was, is and will forever be iconic. One of the illest samples in the history of hip hop. Timeless classic. #LifeofBiggie
— Jenifer (@JeneralPR) September 5, 2017
I hope every "rapper" today is watching #LifeOfBiggie…this is how it's done kids take notes. Pure talent right there.
— Ashley (@Asheystew) September 5, 2017
— Donnalyn Washington (@Notingshaw) September 5, 2017
— GodisRivera (@GodisRivera) September 5, 2017
#LifeofBiggie is a fantastic biography of Notorious B.I.G. He's my favorite rapper, of all time.
— SHANIE BOY™ (@Shane_Rodenbeck) September 5, 2017
The word animation is outstanding on #LifeOfBiggie
— JP JUSTICE (@JPJUSTICElaughs) September 5, 2017
— ROCKourDREAMZ (@GnarlySleepz57) September 5, 2017