Get Hypnotized by the Trailer for Netflix’s “Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell”

I was always more of a Biggie guy. His two albums are landmarks in hip-hop, and few artists have had as great a run of their first three singles as "Party and Bullshit," "Juicy" and "Big Poppa." He was called the greatest rapper of all time by both Rolling Stone and The Source, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year. And now we're getting a proper documentary about his life.

There have been a few docs about the Notorious B.I.G. and his contemporaries, and a two-part Biography episode in 2017. But Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell was produced with the full participation of his estate. Featuring exclusive access to home videos shot by his friend Damion "D-Roc" Butler and interviews with producer Sean Combs and his mother, this looks like a full portrait, taking into account the man's massive talent as well as his flaws.

Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell premieres exclusively on Netflix on Monday, March 1.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.