A biographical book documenting the life and times of The Notorious B.I.G. is set to be released on his 50th birthday.
It Was All a Dream: Biggie and the World That Made Him, written by journalist Justin Tinsley and published by Abrams Press, the book will hit shelves in May 2022 and take a deep, investigative dive into the various parts of Biggie’s life and how they all molded him into the rap phenomenon he ultimately become.
According to the overview posted on Barnes And Nobles’ website, the book will be based on interviews Tinsley conducted with longtime neighbors and friends to DJs, party promoters, and journalists who befriended or crossed paths with the rapper prior to his death.
The book will also analyze the sociopolitical landscape that impacted his life and view of the world, with a focus on “Caribbean immigration, the Reagan era disinvestment in public education, street life, the war on drugs, mass incarceration, and the booming, creative, and influential 1990s music industry.”
Pre-orders are available here.