The Murders of Biggie and Tupac in the works

Marcc Rose and Wavyy Jonez will play the iconic rappers in the pilot

USA Network's pilot "Unsolved" - the true crime series that will chronicle the two major police investigations into the separate murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls - has cast Tupac and Biggie.

The cable channel has cast Marcc Rose (pictured above, left) as 'Pac - that's the young man who played Shakur in F. Gary Gray's "Straight Outta Compton". Jonez will make his acting debut in the role of The Notorious B.I.G. after being discovered in a nationwide casting call. The 24-year-old, who hails from Brooklyn, NY, is repped by ICM Partners. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Wallace quickly went from honor student to small-time drug dealer to the face of East Coast rap.




Tupac was shot in 1996 in Las Vegas by an unknown number of assailants who pulled up alongside him in a white Cadillac, while his rival Biggie, real name Christopher George Latore Wallace, was killed in 1997, also by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. He also consulted on the script and co-executive produce the pilot. Kading led multiple law-enforcement task forces investigating the murders and authored the book Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations. Both of the murders remain unsolved today. Kyle Long is writing the pilot for United States of America and will also executive produce. Also a rapper, Jonez is repped by First Access Entertainment.

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