The latest is USA Network’s Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., which debuts February 27. Spitting images of the two, actors Marcc Rose and Wavvy Jonez play the rappers, while Westworld’s Jimmi Simpson plays an LAPD cop trying to get to the bottom of what really went down when Tupac was shot in Las Vegas in 1996 and Biggie was gunned down in Los Angeles in 1997.
With both rappers not being around during the age of social media, there are lots of little known facts about the two. So Hot Spot ATL decided to put Rose and Jonez to the test to see just how well the actors know the legendary rappers they portrayed.
The two actors get some answers right off the bat, like knowing that despite Biggie repping Brooklyn to the fullest, ’Pac was actually the one whose original rap name was MC New York. It’s also revealed that Biggie was arrested seven times and once had a chance to lay down a track in the studio with another music great—Michael Jackson.
Find out who was a huge fan of Irish pop music and who was scheduled to star in a movie alongside Robert De Niro in the interview below.