Biggie’s Mom in New Netflix Documentary about Her Late Son
The Netflix documentary, Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell is set to premiere this Monday.
Damien “D-Roc” Butler, a friend who witnessed Biggie’s shooting in the car commented about the documentary. According to Page Six, Butler recounts the time Biggie’s mom, Voletta Wallace threw some crack away while cleaning his room. In fact, she believed it was some mashed potatoes.
“Then we came back in (and) she’d cleaned the room,” Butler said. “She was like, ‘Yo, you can’t leave dirty dishes lying around, hard mashed potatoes on the plate.’ Me and him both looked at each other like, ‘Oh shit, she just threw it away.’ We pulled it out of the garbage can with barbecue sauce on it and everything but we still got rid of it.”
Connecting The Murder of Two Rap Greats
Following the success of 1994’s Ready To Die, which has since been certified 6x-platinum, he began working on his sophomore album Life After Death. While in LA promoting the record in 1997, where Biggie died at the age of 24.
Although Butler spoke on the life-changing trip, he was hesitant to connect the murder to Tupac Shakur’s assassination six months prior. He mentioned the raging East Coast/West Coast rivalry that dominated the Hip Hop scene at the time too.
“We wasn’t out there on vacation,” he said. “We didn’t know anybody out there. He actually wanted to make peace. He wanted to show we had nothing to show, we coming on good faith, not on rowdy stuff. We were just going to work, promoting the album. We was working.”
Biggie Killed During His Prime
Butler explained that Biggie was killed “right at the time when we were really going to excel. Big is one of the actual rappers that you saw getting better with time. You heard it in his music.”
He added, “For me Big was very educated, truly creative. I want fans to know the artist before the rapper. He was a true artist. I don’t know if people really know, Big made five classic albums in four years.”
Details of The Documentary
Produced by Diddy, Wallace, and Biggie’s estate manager Wayne Barrow, Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell includes interviews with Voletta Wallace, Butler,
Faith Evans, Lil Cease, and more. Netflix’s vision is to offer “a fresh look at one of the greatest, most influential rappers of all time by those who knew him best.”
Find the trailer for the documentary here.