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Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G.

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Dual investigation of hip-hop homicides has strong content.

TV USA Drama 2018
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

Tupac and Biggie Smalls

I showed this to my 12 year old boy, to teach him about the greats. There is no on screen sex, only references to sex in the lyrics of the songs. The only thing to beware of is the swearing, it can be quite strong .

This title has:

Great role models
Too much swearing
age 16+

Tupac & Biggie unsolved

It's great to see what their life's was about & they need justice for their murders

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (2):

This series offers an intriguing, semi-fictionalized account of the investigations into the unsolved murders of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. The imagined conversations between the rappers, investigators, and everyone else involved, combined with murder reenactments, archived media footage, as well as video evidence, present a story that's both interesting and entertaining. The back and forth between the two investigations isn't hard to follow, but detective Poole's work is the most compelling. This isn't surprising, given his well-documented real-life commitment to solving the case and revealing what he believed were the disturbing truths behind it.

Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G. reminds audiences familiar with the overall story of the many directions the investigations were rumored to follow, which ranged from looking at East Coast-West Coast hip-hop rivalries, gang-related hits, and the alleged role that rapper Puff Daddy, more recently known as Sean "Diddy" Combs, played in Tupac's death. It also underscores the racial tensions between African American communities and the LAPD at the time these investigations took place. However, for those who know little about it, the series offers an interesting interpretation of what transpired, and why the crimes remain unsolved today.

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