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Tupac, Notorious BIG TV show in the works

The lives of two of the biggest rappers in the world is about to be played out in the small screen after a US television network acquired the rights to chronicle their lives before they were both murdered.

Unresolved will chronicle the two major police investigations into the separate murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.

The series is based on the experiences of former LAPD Detective Greg Kading, who led multiple law-enforcement task forces investigating the murders.

According to Variety, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G’ will focus on the dual police investigations into the killings of the two rappers.

The show is being written and executive-produced by regular Suits writer Kyle Long, and will star Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Las Vegas) as Greg Kading, a detective and the leader of the different task forces.


Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, House of Cards) will play Russell Poole, a detective who investigated the Biggie murder on his own after retiring from the LAPD and forming a private agency, believing that there had been foul play in the police investigation.

Bokeem Woodbine (Mike Milligan from Fargo Season 2) will play Daryn Dupree, another LAPD police officer.

Marcc Rose, who played Tupac Shakur in Straight Outta Compton will once again portray the rapper, while B.I.G will be played by Wavvy Jonez.

Unsolved will arrive after the release of the up coming Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me documentary which will be out on June 16.

In early May. it was announced that the 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen is working on a documentary of Tupac which was approved by his mother.


Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, and Pac, was an American rapper, record producer, actor, and poet.

Tupac’s fearlessness and resilience is what kept the late rapper atop the Billboard charts from the beginning of his career in 1992 until long after his death in 1996 at 25.

Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage names The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie, or Biggie Smalls, is consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time.

Tupac was shot on his way to a boxing match in Las Vegas and died six days later (September 13, 1996) in the hospital.

Biggie was then killed in a drive-by shooting the following March. Both murders remain unsolved.