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Biggie & Tupac

Year: 2002
Director: Nick Broomfield
Cast: Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls, Suge Knight
Nick Broomfield's personal touch (sounding like Robin Leach from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and using his unthreatening manner to get under people's skins) travels to the ganglands of Compton and the music executive ranks of LA to investigate the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.

Dismissed by some as conspiracy theory, if his facts and sources are straight (rather tan retaliatory defamation by disgruntled 'informants'), then there was more than meets the eye to this culmination of the east vs west feud in American hip hop.

Some of his interview subjects are impossible to understand - when he finally talks to Suge Knight in prison there's no revelation, just a huge black guy rambling incorehently about sending a message to the kids. Some (like the former cops) make bold assertions, only to backtrack or clam up when he asks them to elaborate, afraid of what they'll say.

There's something there, but we'll probably never know what.

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