B.I.G. Billboard Erected Above His Murder Scene – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire more than 20-years have past and the murders of Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace remain unsolved. How is it, two of the greatest rappers of all time were murdered in public and no one has paid for their deaths. There's countless people who could've committed both crimes, but no real evidence that's led to a conviction in either case. UNSOLVED. That's how their lives end?!?!
Pac was only 25, when he was shot leaving a Tyson fight in drive-by shooting on September 7, 1996. He was riding in the passenger seat, when he took 4 bullets to the chest. The shooter pulled alongside his vehicle around midnight, and opened fire in the intersection of Flamingo Road, and Koval Lane in Las Vegas. He lived for 6 days at after the shooting, where he was admitted to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. Tragically doctors could not stop internal bleeding, and Pac passed away on September 13 at 4:03 p.m.
Less than a year later Biggie died in a similar way, on March 9, 1997. Christopher Wallace was in Cali promoting his music video for, Hypnotize. He too, was shot 4-times in the chest at a red light in a drive-by. Wallace attended an after party for the 11th Annual Soul Train Music Awards hours beforehand, at the Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A. As he was leaving the event an unknown suspect pulled up alongside his SUV, fired several rounds, mortally wounding the rap legend who sat on the passenger side. B.I.G.'s SUV was in front of the museum, stopped at a red light at the corner of South Fairfax & Wilshire, when the shooting occurred around midnight. He was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, but it was to late. The King of Brooklyn was pronounced dead around 1:15 a.m. He was only 24-years old.
Right now, a HUGE billboard with B.I.G.'s image is hanging directly above his murder scene, overlooking the museum. It's pretty eerie too. Across the front of his picture, is the caption..."20 Years. Still unsolved." Peep the billboard at TMZ.com. So what's going on? Well the billboard, is an ingenious way to promote a new docuseries "Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G." premiering on the USA Network February 27, 2018.
The good news is that the families of Pac and B.I.G. are in support of the forthcoming project. The team behind the film is responsible for erecting the massive billboard at the exact sight, where The Notorious B.I.G. took his last breath. The image is a stunning reminder of what happened there, how it changed Hip Hop music forever, and the unbelievable fact that no one paid for the crime.
Two talented actors will bring Pac and Biggies murder cases alive. The TV series will will cover the officers and detectives assigned to each case, an chronicle the investigations into their deaths. Marcc Rose will star as Tupac Shakur, and Wavyy Jonez will portray The Notorious B.I.G. Below is a look at the docuseries movie trailer. Enjoy!
This flick has some big names on the cast to include: Bokeem Woodbine as Officer Daryn Dupree, Luke James as Sean “Puffy” Combs, Jimmi Simpson as Detective Russell Poole, Jamie McShane as Det. Fred Miller, Brent Sexton as Det. Brian Tyndall, Letoya Luckett as Suge Knight’s estranged wife Sharitha Golden, and Aisha Hinds as Biggie's mother Voletta Wallace.
Don't miss the premiere of, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. Tuesday February 27 on the USA Network channel. Until then, the late rap legend will ominously overlook the location where he was gunned down in 1997. It'll be interesting to see if the marketing team for the film, will put a Tupac billboard above the intersection where he was shot.
We'll keep our eye on things, and bring you the scoop if or when they do. Meanwhile remember to listen to Tha Wire every weekday for the latest entertainment news, and only on The People's Station 107 Jamz.