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Nick Broomfield’s 2Pac, Biggie & Suge Doc Gets Distribution

LEGENDS & ICONS OF HIP HOP - Post By Kevin Douglas

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The tragic life of rap legends, Tupac and Biggie, will once again be covered again along with Suge Knight in Nick Broomfield’s Last Man Standing: Suge Knight And The Murders Of Biggie & Tupac documentary.

Nick Broomfield is known for his hard-hitting documentaries and although Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.’s story has been well documented, there are those who are willing to give this new documentary a chance due to the critically acclaimed past work of Brolmfield. In 1998 he released a film about the life of the 90’s icon Kurt Cobain and his controversial wife Courtney that garnered a new look at the Nirvana legend. Broomfield is also known for getting “oddly close” to participants who otherwise other documentary directors may shy away from such as serial killer Aileen Wuornos after making films about her in 1992 and 2003. He also did a resounding job on the life of the legendary singer Whitney Houston with “Can I Be”. Of course, Broomfield made noise in the hip hop world when he dropped “Biggie and Tupac” in 2002.

His latest addition to that project is called Last Man Standing: Suge Knight And The Murders Of Biggie & Tupac is set to hit theatres on Aug. 20th and is close enough to a sequel to 2002’s Biggie & Tupac according to a report by Variety.

Last Man Standing is directed by Nick Broomfield who offers an in-depth look into allegations made by former LAPD officer Russel Poole who claimed that Suge Knight paid off LAPD officers to kill Biggie Smalls.

“This is a film of conviction,” Broomfield says. “I really believe that the LAPD were involved [in the murder of Biggie Smalls] and I really believed in Voletta’s lawsuit. I was horrified to see the way they were sort of derailed constantly by the LAPD and their machinations. I very much hope that [through] the film, with the help of [retired FBI agent] Phil Carson and so on, there will be some kind of resolution. I would very much like the film to be a part of that.”