The killings of Tupac Shakur and Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace more than 20 years ago not only left a gaping wound in hip hop but also exposed a seething underbelly in America evident to this day. Director and Executive Producer Anthony Hemingway sits down with Alyssa Julya Smith in Los Angeles to talk about his new series "Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G."
Hemingway says the story of Tupac and Biggie found him and he didn't search out re-telling the story. He explains that he had to think hard about retelling the stories of their murders, but ultimately decided to go for it and "it was time."
He explains that most depictions only show the negative of their story and he wanted to humanize the rappers. Hemingway also talks about the volatility of Los Angeles at the time and says that informed a lot of the series and the story he wanted to tell. "Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G." airs on USA Network on February 27.