Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and Biggie has a reasonably large job to do when it premieres tonight on USA.

The miniseries chronicles the 2007 investigations into each murders by Detective Greg Kading (Josh Duhamel), in addition to the unique investigation into Biggie’s 1997 homicide, led by Detective Russell Poole (Jimmi Simpson). On the middle of all of it are the 2 victims and beloved rap stars, Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. 

Tupac is performed by Marcc Rose (who performed the identical position in Straight Outta Compton) whereas Biggie is performed by Wavyy Jonez. Each actors talked to E! Information concerning the strain to get it proper. 

“Tupac and Biggie imply lots to the tradition,” Jonez informed E! Information’ Sibley Scoles on the present’s premiere. “I am so with this undertaking as a result of it may convey closure to loads of households, lots of followers, and everyone that questioned what occurred to Tupac and Biggie, and this collection is certainly going to do it for them.” 

Rose defined that the present gave him the chance to actually “peel again the layers of who Tupac was.” 

“With this, we get 10 episodes…and we actually get to point out who Tupac was and his relationship together with his associates and his household, how his dying affected his mother,” he says. “You see lots of stuff, in addition to study a number of new particulars concerning the murders.” 

Tupac’s brother Mopreme Shakur was additionally available to weigh in on the collection, in addition to his relationship with Marcc, who refers to him as “Uncle Mo.” 

“We knew—Pac knew—we knew we have been on a legendary monitor. Nobody knew the way it was going to finish, and it hasn’t ended, as a result of the legacy lives on. Brothers like Marcc, Wavyy, studying the great, studying the dangerous, studying the errors, studying from the errors, and attempt to enhance on all of us, on our communities, the hip hop group, the black group, poor and disenfranchised communities…” Shakur says. “That is sorta what our motion was about. That was one of many features. However my job is to be a brother to brothers, so I am making an attempt to assist the brothers get heading in the right direction, study from Pac’s story, our story, and have this manufacturing do it the easiest way attainable.” 

“I simply need ’em to get it proper as potential as a result of Pac’s my brother, my beloved one, and in the event that they’re gonna inform it, you higher inform it proper,” he added. 

A part of telling that story proper comes with the casting, so to see the complete forged alongside their actual-life counterparts, click on by way of our gallery above!

Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Infamous BIG premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on USA.

(E! and USA Community are each a part of the NBC Common household.)