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


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$200,000 (estimated)
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Marauder Works See more »
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16:9 HD
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Great! 7/10
28 April 2016 | by leonblackwoodSee all my reviews

Review: Over the years, I have seen many documentaries about the murder of Tupac and Biggie, which have all been conspiracy theories and made up stories from witnesses but this movie was very believable and quite shocking. The lead investigator, Greg Kading, put together a brilliant case against the real murderers of the two rap stars and the evidence was enough to put the major culprits, Puffy and Suge Knight, behind bars for a very long time but when the case got dropped and the evidence got shelved, it seems like Tupac and Biggie family will never get justice for there murders. The step by step viewing of the assassinations were very believable and the interviews with the various gang members were quite shocking. I just can't believe that the evidence didn't come out on a worldwide scale, because people are still making up there own stories about what happened on both nights of the murders. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed this in depth documentary, which doesn't look cheap like a lot that I have seen before. I honestly can't see why the law wouldn't take this evidence seriously because I am definitely convinced that Greg Kading has found the people who were involved and murdered Tupac & Biggie. Great!

Round-Up: This brilliant documentary was directed by Michael Dorsey, 37, who also brought you the Six Degrees of Helter Skelter, which is about the Manson family, Lost Airmen of Buchenwald, The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat and Dearly Departed 1 & 2. The way that he describes how each murder took place, was great and the fact that he shows the real locations, made it even more believable. The real interview tapes that are used throughout the movie, also was a great touch, so I can definitely say that the cases have been solved, in my eyes.

I recommend this movie to people who are into their documentaries about the murders of Tupac and Biggie. 7/10

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