In Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell, streaming now on Netflix, the world gets to see for the first time ever the origin story of Christopher Wallace, a.k.a The Notorious B.I.G., a.k.a Biggie Smalls, a.k.a. The King of New York. We're once again honored to work with Biggie's team to produce a set of official prints commemorating another achievement of one of the most iconic musicians in history.
The documentary digs deep into Biggie's upbringing with candid interviews from his family and childhood friends, many of whom Biggie brought along for his ride to superstardom.
One of the most remarkable aspects of Biggie’s musical legacy is that a rapper who made the sort of music he did—hardcore rap steeped in nightmare and dark comedy, drawing from influences ranging from Big Daddy Kane to the Geto Boys—wasn’t supposed to become a massive pop star. Yet despite that, Biggie overcame that through his otherworldly talent and ability to connect with millions of people.
It's easy to forget that Biggie was 24 years old when he was murdered in Los Angeles in 1997. He would have turned 49 this year, meaning he's been gone longer than he was ever alive. But despite his tragically short life, Biggie is American history, and an eternal point of reference for a generation.