Biggie by Tremain Prioleau March 15, 2021
Our newest review is Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell, another great documentary from Netflix.
The new documentary of The Notorious B.I.G. Yet this one, contrary to other projects based on the rap superstar, released a side of the legendary hip-hop artist that no one has ever seen.
Netflix has made great documentaries lately. Michael Jordan’s Last Dance didn’t cease to impress and gather much acclaim.
Yet, when it comes to Biggie, the documentary goes beyond expectations. Unlike many other documentaries, TV episodes, or films, Biggie: I Got A Story to Tell delivers a first-person look into the life of the legendary artist.
So, his story isn’t really new to the general public. A lot of us know the basics of who he was and where he came from. Yet, Netflix’s documentary works, and does a great job, of exposing more.
There are a lot of elements of his work ethic displayed in the documentary. First, they successfully debated his favorite rappers and their flow; Biggie’s favorite being Big Daddy Kane.
Second, they recounted what songs should be sampled, and how intricate should the rhyme patterns be to tell this story.
When you are considered the best at something you make it look easy. Biggie made it look easy and this documentary really peels back just how much work it took for him to be as great as he was.
In review, Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell is well-worth your time. Especially if you are a hip-hop fan or are interested in the history of the genre in any capacity.
It seems like other music genres care for better when it comes to their history and the greats of their genre that created in their field.
Hip-hop rarely gets that same luxury so when something like this gets released. But here, it’s clear that it was a body of love from everyone who worked on it, it’s exciting for the culture.
Check out the video below for the full review of the documentary and check out the film now on Netflix.