A story that retells one of the most influential rappers who came from the New York rap scene and the gangsta rap tradition. Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known as The Notorious BIG, Biggie Smalls, or Biggie. An American Rapper who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City is revolutionizing the Hip-hop world like never before. Biggie’s story has been discussed several times throughout history. Unlike other documentaries, Netflix’s “Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell” covers more exclusively about her childhood and the path to success. Executive production by Voletta Wallace and Sean Combs, the Netflix documentary serves as a part of Biggie becoming The King Of New York.
Big Trouble: I Got A Story Tell will be released on Netflix on March 1, 2021. With a number of hip-hop fans anticipating the film, here are our thoughts on appreciating the star’s legacy. Here we take a look at how the Netflix documentary differs from the previous one covering Biggie’s story. So, without any more adieu, let’s get started.
Under the direction of Emmett Malloy and produced by Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, and Sean “P. Diddy ”Combs, Biggie is a combined effort to retell the story of one of hip-hop’s main figures who has influenced the genre for years now. This documentary tells the story of a star from several of his closest people in a brighter light.
So, let’s start talking about what’s right and what’s wrong with Netflix’s Big Trouble: I Have a Story to Tell. So, obviously, we are well aware that The Notorious BIG’s story is one of the most popular to retell over the years. Unlike them, the new Netflix documentary doesn’t add much new to the storytelling. It’s more like being there, doing that. Yes, of course, unlike most documentaries that focus on death and its competition, the new Netflix gets us to the heart of its life.
Perhaps for us, it was Mrs. Christopher Wallace and her story that stood out the most. Biggie’s initial steps on how she spent her childhood growing up in New York. Then he returned to Jamaica. Biggie’s favorite uncle who introduced what music really is. It was interesting enough to get us into trouble for a while. For Sean Combs, yes he is the most important part, but we’ve seen his interview about Biggie many times. So there’s nothing new to add there.
Let’s talk about an aspect that is quite lagging behind. For example, the documentary relies heavily on archival footage. We saw Bigge from childhood to being The Notorius BIG him. But yes, that’s too much with less people speaking in between. Also note, Biggie and her marriage to Faith Evans to a child were simply not included in the documentary. If we look at the main points of the whole film, we don’t understand why.
Even Suge Knight was neglected for most of his role despite being part of some archival footage. Of course, Tupac Shakur is briefly mentioned, but the documentary doesn’t quite explore what happened. We feel like there’s quite a lot left and needs to shine in this one-and-a-half hour film. We don’t really know why the film doesn’t explore these parts but they are very important in his life. The documentary ends by showing how Biggie was a much-needed Hip-hop star in 90s New York who largely influenced the culture and music of his time.
Overall, for die-hard hip-hop and Biggie fans, Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell is a story that’s been around, it’s over. They have seen this before and already know where it begins and ends. On the other hand, for new fans who want to hear his story, this is not an introduction. There are many omissions that need to be a part of it. These are the important parts that make Biggie like The King Of New York Suggest. We recommend looking for other documentaries and films that have briefly covered the star. Then return to the Netflix documentary. Check out the official trailer for Biggie: I Got A Story Tell Below. It is available for streaming Netflix now.