The 25th anniversary of Biggie’s Ready to Die is being celebrated with an upcoming documentary. The Notorious B.I.G. was widely regarded by his contemporaries as one of the greatest rappers of all time, and even since his death, his legacy has remained such.
The short eight-minute documentary will be entitled The Birth of Biggie and created by Amazon Music. It will chart his breakthrough and how he propelled himself to hip hop royalty.
The Notorious B.I.G.’s classic 1994 album Ready to Die is being commemorated with an all new documentary entitled The Birth of Biggie.
The short documentary will predominantly feature commentary by album producers Mister Cee and Easy Mo Bee. It will also show the pivotal role that Sean Combs (P. Diddy) played in attracting Biggie to a wider and more diverse audience.
When describing Biggie in the documentary, Mister Cee says, “He was very shy when I first met him. Whenever he talked to me he’d either have his head up in the air with his eyes closed or his head down with his eyes closed. But when he started rapping, it was like he became a different person.”
The documentary will also come with archival audio and photos of the rap icon. Apple Music has also released its own commentary on Ready to Die with contributions from the likes of DJ Premier and Lil’ Cease.
To add to the celebration, New York’s Bed-Stuy and Williamsburg areas will feature two murals called Biggie Inspires, with a further mural set to be added in Atlanta. These artworks will be sponsored by Optimo Cigars, a company that was name-dropped in Biggie’s classic, Big Poppa.