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Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Crime, Music | 2015 (USA)
The inside story behind the Biggie and Tupac murder investigations is laid bare using police case files, taped confessions never before shown on film, and interviews with lead detective Greg Kading and other witnesses.


Michael Dorsey


Greg Kading (based on the book "Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations" by)


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Credited cast:
Imari Williams ... Narrator (voice)
Greg Kading ... Self - Retired LAPD Homicide Investigator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Alexander Frank Alexander ... Self (archive footage)
Xavien T. Bailey Xavien T. Bailey ... Orlando Anderson
I. Elijah Baughman ... Davis
Anthony D. Bell ... Dre
Sean 'Diddy' Combs ... Self (archive footage) (as Sean Combs)
Will Dunbar Will Dunbar ... Terrence Brown
Faith Evans ... Self (archive footage)
Vonn Harris ... Amir
Kidada Jones ... Self (archive footage)
Quincy Jones ... Self (archive footage)
Marion 'Suge' Knight ... Self (archive footage)
Lil' Cease Lil' Cease ... Self (archive footage) (as James 'Lil' Cease' Lloyd)
M.C. Hammer ... Self (archive footage)


Two of the most notorious unsolved cases in the history of American crime - the murders of renowned rap stars Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls - have been the subject of exhaustive investigations, relentless speculation, and a web of conspiracy theories and dark secrets. Now, for the first time, the inside story behind these sensational cases is laid bare in Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders. Using invaluable information sourced from hundreds of police case files, as well as taped confessions never before shown on film, and interviews with lead detective Greg Kading and other witnesses, this is the riveting account of the task force that finally exposed the shocking truth behind the deaths of these two rap music icons. Written by Dorsey, Michael (II)

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Brilliant Documentary That Solves the Tupac and Biggie Murder Cases
4 February 2016 | by DIE HARD-4See all my reviews

In this amazing documentary one of the key witnesses says: "What I do have to tell you is gonna blow your f***ing minds!". And that is exactly what this documentary is going to do - it will blow your f***ing mind!

It is based on taped confessions of key players involved in the murders of late rap icons Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, that have never previously been shown on film according to the filmmakers. In these confessions we learn exactly who were involved in both hits, who the respective shooters were, and - most importantly - who ordered the respective murders. The extremely compelling and convincing evidence points to two very prominent persons...

The lead detective, Greg Kading, whose criminal investigation this film is based on, is also interviewed extensively. His deep knowledge about these cases and his highly plausible and rational explanations, together with the explosive taped confessions, form the basis of the films narrative.

This is without a doubt a must-see documentary. It will probably appeal to most people, even those who are not interested in rap music and who are not familiar with its subjects, simply because the story that unfolds is so incredibly compelling. Basically I think it would appeal to anyone who likes a good murder mystery. But of course, for fans of the two slain artists, the documentary will naturally provide yet another dimension.

Due to unfortunate and vexing circumstances that are revealed in the film, these murders are still unprosecuted. However, after you have watched this masterpiece, you will know that they have finally been solved.

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Release Date:

2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Убийственный рэп: Расследование двух громких убийств Тупака и Бигги See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$200,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Marauder Works See more »
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Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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