Following a 12-minute preview which surfaced online earlier this week, VH1′s newest Behind the Music episode, focusing on the legendary Biggie Smalls, aired last night. The documentary, which is a “remastered” version of the original 2001 profile, follows the childhood, the early hustle on the streets, the rise to fame and the events which surrounded the untimely death of Christopher Wallace, but also adds input from retired LAPD detective Greg Kading, who claims to know exactly who killed the rapper on that fateful evening on March 9th, 1997, and who arranged the murder.
Kading, who was assigned to the second investigation of Biggie’s murder in 2006, claims to have received a confession from Theresa Swann (alias), the girlfriend and mother of one of Suge Knight‘s children, which reveals Suge arranged the killing through an L.A. gang member named “Poochie”. Kading was removed from the case in 2009 due to an unrelated ethics violation – until subsequently being cleared of all charges – and claims that the LAPD did not follow the leads he made – much like former LAPD detective Greg Poole professed a decade ago.
Greg Kading has since written a book entitled Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations, which shares all his evidence on the unsolved case.
Watch the full documentary in the two clips below and press play from the 16:45 mark in the second video for the extended commentary on Biggie’s murder.