USA’s new series “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.,” focuses on the failed investigations into the murders of both hip-hop stars, killed when they were in their 20s and at the height of their fame. Was it a function of the so-called East Coast-West Coast rap wars at the time? Was it a gang hit? And were rogue cops from the Lapd involved? Plenty of theories have been bandied about through the years, and “Unsolved” dives into those details with new gusto.
While I am a fan of true crime, I'm not a fan of rap music and found the history between the two men so complex it wasn't something I ever took the time to understand.
After watching the first seven hours of this impressive USA limited series, that's going to change.
If I knew little of the lives of Tupac and Biggie going into the series, I knew even less of what to expect of the production based on a book by Greg Kading, who is also one of the lead characters played by Josh Duhamel.
Emmy winner Anthony Hemingway directs and executive produces
Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. is a scripted true crime serial that chronicles the two major police investigations by Lapd Detective Greg Kading (Josh Duhamel) into the murders of Tupac Shakur (Marcc Rose) and Biggie Smalls (Wavyy Jonez).
Emmy Winner Anthony Hemingway (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) directed the pilot and will executive produce the series, along with Mark Taylor through their Hemingway | Taylor production company. Kyle Long (Suits) wrote the pilot and will also executive produce. Kading, who will also serve as co-executive producer, led multiple law-enforcement task forces investigating the murders and authored the book Murder
Several projects timed to the anniversary, including A&E’s new documentary “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.,” Fox’s investigation special “Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?” and USA Network’s scripted drama “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.,” dive into the mystery. (The Johnny Depp feature “Labyrinth,” which also investigates the murders, is on tap for 2018.) Most of the projects have a clear point of view on who was responsible, yet there’s still no consensus.
Evans said she wasn’t familiar with the USA project, which is being produced without the involvement of the Notorious B.I.G. estate.
Photographer Michael Miller is
In addition to facing the general ire of the public and celebs like Paris Jackson and Kelly and Sharon Osbourne, now, the lawyer for The Doors’ estate is also stepping into the fray. It seems one of the controversial t-shirts in question featured the iconic “Lion” image of Jim Morrison with an overlay of Kendall’s face, an image that the reality stars turned designers apparently failed to get trademark approval
The 21-year-old model, who was accompanied by sister Kourtney Kardashian, looked very serious as she entered the airport.
She wore a cropped teal top with matching hoodie and black Adidas track pants. Her hair in braids, Jenner kept her accessories simple — a pair of black sunglasses and high-heeled snakeskin boots.
Kendall and her sister Kylie
In a statement to People, the estate said, “While we appreciate that the Jenners have made an apology and pulled the unlawful and unauthorized items, this matter has yet to be resolved.”
The sisters introduced a line of “Rap vs. Rock” tees as part of their latest Kendall + Kylie collection drop, which was criticized by Twitter users as insensitive.
The “rap” shirts feature photos of the late Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac with “K.
The sisters introduced a line of “Rap vs. Rock” tees as part of their latest Kendall + Kylie collection drop, which have been called out by many on Twitter as insensitive.
The “rap” shirts feature photos of the late Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac with “K.K.” initials printed over top. One even features Kendall’s face screen printed over a photo of Biggie. And his mom, Voletta Wallace, is not happy.
Wallace took to Instagram to share her disappointment in the tops, specifically that the sisters used her son
The cable network on Friday announced a formal series order for Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.The true crime series, which is envisioned as an anthology, will spend Season 1 chronicling “the dual police investigations into the controversial murders of two of the rap industry’s most legendary players,” per USA’s official synopsis.
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Straight Outta Compton‘s Marcc Rose and newcomer Wavyy Jonez play Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace aka Biggie Smalls,
Four weeks ago, we brought you the news that Josh Duhamel (Transformers: The Last Knight), Bokeem Woodbine (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Westworld‘s Jimmi Simpson had all signed on, and now, Deadline is reporting that the network has added another three: Luke James, Aisha Hinds and Letoya Luckett (Ballers).
From today’s report, it’s understood James has closed a deal to play Sean “Puffy” Combs (Aka Puff Diddy), the “young and wildly successful founder of Bad Boy Records, the label of Christopher Wallace.” Hinds, meanwhile, has climbed aboard to play the coveted part of Wallace’s grieving mother, Voletta Wallace, who became a vocal campaigner for justice
The Malloys are primarily music video directors, but they’ve occasionally branched out into music-themed documentaries like A Brokedown Melody, Under Great White Northern Lights, and Big Easy Express. This Biggie Smalls documentary is being produced by Submarine Entertainment, which was also behind Searching For Sugarman and 20 Feet From Stardom.
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