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Biggie & Tupac
Biggie & Tupac duran duran edited
Background information
Directed by Nick Broomfield
Produced by Nick Broomfield
Michele D'Acosta
Starring Biggie Smalls
Tupac Shakur
Nick Broomfield
Russell Poole
Voletta Wallace
Billy Garland
David Hicken
Suge Knight
Music by Christian Henson
Cinematography Joan Churchill
Release date 11 January 2002
Running time 108 minutes
featuring music by Duran Duran

Biggie & Tupac is a 2002 feature-length documentary film about rap icons Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, made by Nick Broomfield. The soundtrack includes "Notorious B.I.G." by The Notorious B.I.G., which samples Duran Duran's "Notorious".

About the filmEdit

The film investiges the deaths of the two icons Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, which some people claimed were orchestrated by Suge Knight, head of Death Row Records. It is much to the credit of this film that the investigation into the death of Christopher Wallace has since been re-opened. While the movie remains inconclusive, when asked "Who killed Tupac?" in a BBC Radio interview dated March 7, 2005, Broomfield stated (quoting Snoop Dogg) "The big guy next to him in the car... Suge Knight."

Cast Edit

  • The Notorious B.I.G. - Himself (archive footage)
  • Tupac Shakur - Himself (archive footage)
  • Nick Broomfield - Himself
  • Russell Poole - Himself
  • David Hicken - Himself
  • Billy Garland - Himself
  • Voletta Wallace - Herself
  • Mopreme - Himself
  • Kevin Hackie - Himself
  • Reggie Wright Sr - Himself
  • Frank Alexander - Himself
  • Sonia Flores - Herself
  • Marshall Bigtower - Himself
  • Don Seabold - Himself
  • Mark Hyland - Himself

Soundtrack Edit

Composed by The Notorious B.I.G. John Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes

Performed by  The Notorious B.I.G.

Contains excerpts of "Notorious" performed by Duran Duran


  • "Hypnotize"

Composed by The Notorious B.I.G. Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, Deric Angelettie

Performed by The Notorious B.I.G.

Contains interpolations from "La Di Da Di" written by Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh


  • "Miss U"

Composed by The Notorious B.I.G. DJ Kay Gee, Lionel Richie

Performed by  The Notorious B.I.G.


  • "Unbelievable"

Composed by The Notorious B.I.G.

Performed by  The Notorious B.I.G.


  • "Juicy"

Composed by Jean Claude Oliver, Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, The Notorious B.I.G. and James Mtume

Performed by The Notorious B.I.G.


  • "Total Eclipse"

Composed by Kristian Hoffman

Performed by Klaus Nomi


  • "Play Around"

Composed by Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones, Bink, Harve Pierre

Performed by Lil' Cease


  • "Superfreak"

Composed by Rick James

Performed by Tupac Shakur


  • "Return of the Outlawz"

Performed by Mopreme


  • "The Militia"

Composed by Freddie Foxxx, DJ Premier, The Guru

Performed by Gangstarr


  • "The Rep Grows Bigga"

Composed by The Guru, DJ Premier

Performed by Gangstarr


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