will take a look at the life and tragic death of Hip-Hop
Icon, The Notorious B.I.G.
in an upcoming "Behind The Music" special. The
special, which will debut Sunday July 8th will focus on
Biggie's rise to fame and his unfortunate untimely death
in a hail of gunfire in Los Angeles.
features Puffy, Russell Simmons, journalists Dream Hampton
and Rob Marriot, manger Mr. C., Faith Evans and Voletta
knew Biggie Smalls best speak out on his tumultuous life
-- and still-unsolved murder -- when VH1's highest rated
original series airs.
to VH1 for the special, Faith Evans said "Something
about him was very warm and cozy, you know, like my daddy.
You know how some women call their man daddy? He was just
that type of guy. Just very warm and caring and physical."
the gentleman that led the investigation and eventually
helped uncover the biggest police scandal in United States
history (The Rampart Scandal), and who eventually resigned
from his post within the LAPD is a little more direct.
"Clearly, the department covered this whole thing
up, because to reveal that LAPD officers were involved
in the killing of a superstar ... it wouldn't look good
for the Los Angeles department."