To help viewers understand the full weight of his impact, producers secured interviews with the Brooklyn MC’s biggest fans and closest friends, including Jay Z, Nas, 2 Chainz, Mike Will, and T-Pain.
In the trailer for the film, Jay quotes a piece of “Who Shot Ya,” rapping, “I can hear the sweat trickling down your cheek,” before noting that Biggie “Used words that wasn’t typical for the lexicon of hip-hop.” Nas similarly quotes “Who Shot Ya,” pulling the line, “Heartbeat sound like Sasquatch feet,” before big-upping his greatness. “He had more than just rap,” Nas said. “He had the look, he had the presence. To this day, he’s one of the greatest ever to touch the mic. Ever.”