Who shot Biggie and Tupac? This question has been asked again and again over the years since the world lost two of its most legendary yet controversial musicians. Despite many conspiracy theories and high-profile investigations into their deaths their murders remain unsolved after decades. Will we finally get some answers?
Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. is a scripted, true-crime series which chronicles the investigation of real-life detectives Greg Kading (played by Josh Duhamel) and Russell Poole (Jimmi Simpson) into the murders of two of the rap industry’s most legendary players. The role of Tupac Shakur is played by newcomer Marcc Rose and Christopher Wallace, also known as The Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls, is played by Wavyy Jonez.
The 10-episode TV series explores the complicated friendship between Biggie and Tupac in the 1990s, the era that the East Coast v. West Coast rivalry in the rap music industry was said to be at its greatest divide. The series delves into the culture that defined the two artists, was defined by them, and was forever changed in the wake of their untimely deaths.
Emmy-award winning producer Anthony Hemingway (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Red Tails, Underground) is the director and executive producer of the Unsolved series about Tupac and Biggie with Mark Taylor through their Hemingway | Taylor production company. Kyle Long (Suits) wrote the pilot and is an executive producer on the show. Former LAPD detective Kading, from the 2006 case and author of the book Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations also serves as co-executive producer on this limited series from Universal Cable Productions. Lyah Beth LeFlore is a co-producer and music supervisor.
There have been many investigations over the years, to figure out what happened in those two cases and as to how and if they’re connected. Another question that people always seem to ask is, How can a case this famous, with personalities so prominent still be unsolved? Hopefully this series will give us some clear answers.
Find out more about the cast of Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. premiering on USA Network on Feb. 27, 2018 at 10 p.m. EST.