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.
“When we returned, she had cleaned the room,” Butler said. “She told us not to leave dirty dishes with hard mashed potatoes on the plate. We both looked at each other, realizing she threw it away. We took it out of the garbage with barbecue sauce on it, 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 weren’t on vacation,” he said. “We didn’t know anyone out there. He wanted to make peace, show we had no trouble, just working to promote the album.”
Biggie Killed During His Prime
Butler said Biggie was killed just as they were about to excel. Biggie was one of those rappers who improved with time, and you could hear it in his music.
He added, “For me Big was very educated, truly creative. I want fans to know the artist first, not just the rapper. He was a true artist. People should know that Big made five classic albums in just 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,
Netflix aims to provide a fresh perspective on one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time through insights from those who knew him best, including Faith Evans, Lil Cease, and others.
Find the trailer for the documentary here.