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Before I Wake is unique in that it is the only known documentary that chronicles the last year of Tupac Shakur's life as seen through the eyes of the one person that was closest to him, his... See full summary »
Michael Eric Dyson
A scripted True Crime series based on the murder investigations of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. It will chronicle the two major police investigations into the separate murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Tupac was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996 at the age of 25, and Biggie was also shot and killed by an unknown assailant in March 1997 at the age of 24.
The series is reflected on the real life murder investigations. See more »
In a scene where Tupac and Biggie are hanging out together, Tupac has a "Makaveli" tattoo on the right side of his neck. In reality, Tupac did not get this Makaveli tattoo until 1996 after he got out of prison in late 1995 and signed with Death Row Records, eventually taking on his Makaveli persona. At this stage, Tupac and Biggie were no longer friends due to the November 30th, 1994 Quad Studio shooting in which Tupac blamed Biggie for having prior knowledge about the shooting. See more »
It came out of nowhere onto my Netflix list. I've listened to hip hop since school and lived off 2pac. It was a case of "why not"? Made in a similar style to True Detective-the first series which was mint not the second series- as it jumps through the timelines of the '97 inquiry into the biggie killing, the '07 case as a result of biggies mum pursuing justice and the timeline of B.I.G and PAC growing into the music game, the friendship and then the ultimate demise.
Incredible story, with great acting, great filming and a sensational soundtrack. Even if you hate rap and the two rappers in question, the story is worthy of anyone's attention. Watch this series and you won't be disappointed.
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