Biggie And Tupac Murder Documentary With 'New Evidence' Is Being Released
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A new documentary into the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls is set to be released.
Last Man Standing comes from British filmmaker Nick Broomfield and claims to have 'new evidence' that has never been heard before.
It follows on from his 2002 documentary Biggie & Tupac, which focused on Suge Knight, the disgraced CEO of legendary rap music label Death Row Records, and his alleged involvement in their deaths.
Interviewing people close to Tupac and Biggie, the new release alleges police corruption was at the heart of their murders and the lack of arrests and convictions in the 25 years since.
The synopsis reads: "This film takes a look at Death Row and how L.A.'s street gang culture had come to dominate its business workings.
"Artists such as Snoop Dogg were Crip affiliated, whereas Suge Knight and his team were all Bloods from the Mob Piru area of Compton.
"There was also the unholy and highly profitable alliance with Interscope Records, headed by Jimmy Irvine and Ted Fields, who's office was just across the corridor from Death Row.
"Interscope would quietly ignore the beatings and gang violence that was regularly occurring just outside their door in the Beverly Hills building they shared."
Tupac signed with Death Row following his release from prison.
However, it was reportedly his association with the Bloods in Mob Piru that would lead to his death less than a year later.
Just 25 years old at the time, Tupac was shot and killed when his car stopped at a red light at East Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas in 1996.
In 2014, a police officer present at the scene claimed that after asking the rapper if he saw the person responsible, Tupac said: "F*** you."
The doc will also examine the murder of Biggie Smalls, who was shot four times at a drive-by in Los Angeles in 1997.
The description continues: "The film also looks at the allegation of former LAPD detective Russell Poole that the reprisal killing of Biggie Smalls, a retaliation to the murder of Tupac, was commissioned by Suge Knight with the help of corrupt LAPD officers who were moonlighting at Death Row Records.
"These police officers were also members of Suge's criminal gang the Mob Piru's and with their resources helped orchestrate the hit on Biggie Smalls.
"The film produces new evidence and witnesses who actually saw these LAPD officers present on the night of Biggie's murder, and who also testify that critical information had been deliberately withheld and concealed by the LAPD from the Biggie Smalls estate who had filed a $500 million lawsuit against them."
Last Man Standing - plus a Q&A -will be in UK cinemas on 30 June for one night only. This will be followed by a general release on 2 July.