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Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell reveals the origins of Notorious B.I.G.

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The origins of the iconic rapper Notorious B.I.G. are told in the trailer for Netflix’s new documentary Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell.

The documentary is comprised of rarely seen footage filmed by Biggie’s best friend, Damion “D-Roc” Butler, including new interviews with his family and friends.

The late rapper, born Christopher Wallace, was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in March 1997, at just 24 years of age. 

Trailer: The origins of the iconic rapper Notorious B.I.G. are told in the trailer for Netflix's new documentary Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell

Trailer: The origins of the iconic rapper Notorious B.I.G. are told in the trailer for Netflix’s new documentary Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell

Interviews: The documentary is comprised of rarely seen footage filmed by Biggie's best friend, Damion "D-Roc" Butler, including new interviews with his family and friends

Interviews: The documentary is comprised of rarely seen footage filmed by Biggie’s best friend, Damion “D-Roc” Butler, including new interviews with his family and friends

The trailer begins with candid shots of the rapper, as he explains, ‘That’s all it was. That’s all it was. Was a dream.’

Rare footage taken in 1995 shows Biggie shaving with an electric razor, with Butler explaining, ‘My boy get three hairs, he get nervous.’

Biggie explains that he can’t be ‘looking like I’m 21. Gotta keep that 18 feel’ as he smiles for the camera in a hotel room.

All a dream: The trailer begins with candid shots of the rapper, as he explains, 'That's all it was. That's all it was. Was a dream'

All a dream: The trailer begins with candid shots of the rapper, as he explains, ‘That’s all it was. That’s all it was. Was a dream’

18: Biggie explains that he can't be 'looking like I'm 21. Gotta keep that 18 feel' as he smiles for the camera in a hotel room

18: Biggie explains that he can’t be ‘looking like I’m 21. Gotta keep that 18 feel’ as he smiles for the camera in a hotel room

Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, reveals her son, ‘was a very smart kid,’ adding that he started writing as early as elementary school.

Another unidentified man says he was trying to ‘groom Chris to be a jazz artist because he was so talented.’

Another unidentified man said Wallace would return from Jamaica every summer, and he was ‘a sponge to so much that was outside our scope.’

Smart kid: Biggie's mother, Voletta Wallace, reveals her son, 'was a very smart kid,' adding that he started writing as early as elementary school

Smart kid: Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, reveals her son, ‘was a very smart kid,’ adding that he started writing as early as elementary school

Friend: Another unidentified man said Wallace would return from Jamaica every summer, and he was 'a sponge to so much that was outside our scope.

Friend: Another unidentified man said Wallace would return from Jamaica every summer, and he was ‘a sponge to so much that was outside our scope.

Another friend said that Wallace just wanted to get him and all of his friends, ‘off the streets,’ while we see early footage of Biggie rapping on the streets.

His mother said that he told her he wasn’t working, and she believed him, as he started dealing drugs.

Diddy said that he told Biggie that if he wanted to rap, he had to ‘commit’ to it, adding, ‘you can’t do both,’ meaning he can’t still sell drugs and start a rap career.

Rapping: Another friend said that Wallace just wanted to get him and all of his friends, 'off the streets,' while we see early footage of Biggie rapping on the streets

Rapping: Another friend said that Wallace just wanted to get him and all of his friends, ‘off the streets,’ while we see early footage of Biggie rapping on the streets

Rap: Diddy said that he told Biggie that if he wanted to rap, he had to 'commit' to it, adding, 'you can't do both,' meaning he can't still sell drugs and start a rap career

Rap: Diddy said that he told Biggie that if he wanted to rap, he had to ‘commit’ to it, adding, ‘you can’t do both,’ meaning he can’t still sell drugs and start a rap career

Voletta added that Biggie, ‘disrespected my house,’ adding, ‘that wasn’t my son,’ but soon enough, his rap career took off and he was a star immediately.

‘Biggie blew up overnight. You have no origins for what rap planet this guy came from,’ Diddy added.

‘I was happy that he was making something with his life,’ Voletta said, while another friend added Big had, ‘a gift of talent that saved a lot of people’s lives but his.’ 

Rap career: Voletta added that Biggie, 'disrespected my house,' adding, 'that wasn't my son,' but soon enough, his rap career took off and he was a star overnight

Rap career: Voletta added that Biggie, ‘disrespected my house,’ adding, ‘that wasn’t my son,’ but soon enough, his rap career took off and he was a star overnight

Overnight: 'Biggie blew up overnight. You have no origins for what rap planet this guy came from,' Diddy added

Overnight: ‘Biggie blew up overnight. You have no origins for what rap planet this guy came from,’ Diddy added

Happy: 'I was happy that he was making something with his life,' Voletta said, while another friend added Big had, 'a gift of talent that saved a lot of people's lives but his'

Happy: ‘I was happy that he was making something with his life,’ Voletta said, while another friend added Big had, ‘a gift of talent that saved a lot of people’s lives but his’

The trailer winds down with a number of candid shots including one of Biggie in the studio saying, ‘We’re just gonna do our thing forever. Forever and ever.’

The documentary will drop on Netflix March 1, just months ahead of what would have been his 50th birthday in May.

It was announced last month that Notorious B.I.G. will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. 

Forever: The trailer winds down with a number of candid shots including one of Biggie in the studio saying, 'We're just gonna do our thing forever. Forever and ever'

Forever: The trailer winds down with a number of candid shots including one of Biggie in the studio saying, ‘We’re just gonna do our thing forever. Forever and ever’

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