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A&E documentary 'Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.' takes a fascinating — and authorized — look at the rapper's too-short story

A&E documentary 'Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.' takes a fascinating — and authorized — look at the rapper's too-short story

From Tupac to N.W.A, the West Coast has had its fair share of hip-hop documentaries and biopics. Now it’s the East Coast’s turn.

“Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.” chronicles the short life of Brooklyn rapper Christopher Wallace in a three-part A&E documentary special that airs in its entirety Monday.

Biggie has gone down in rap history as a rare talent who changed the game with his rise to fame in the mid-’90s, despite the fact that he made only two studio albums before his death at the age of 24.

He was shot and killed in a still-unsolved homicide outside L.A.’s Petersen Automotive Museum in March 1997, six months after his former friend and nemesis, rapper...

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