A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of catching a press screening of the upcoming film, Notorious. This biopic based on the life of the late rapper, Christopher Wallace better known as the "Notorious B.I.G" or "Biggie Smalls" gives viewers a glimpse into the world of the legendary lyricist from his rise to fame until his untimely death.
Most of the actors do an excellent job portraying their famous characters, especially breakout star Jamal Woolard who plays Biggie. However, Derek Luke as "Puff Daddy" (his moniker back then) wasn’t exactly what I was expecting – I guess Puff's unique swagger just can't be copied.
Overall, it was a respectable movie that I’m sure hip-hop fans and moviegoers around the world will enjoy; it’s just too bad Biggie isn't here to witness it.
Do you plan on seeing, Notorious? Were you a fan of his music? If so, what is your favorite song by him?
Check out the trailer:
In theaters nationwide on Friday, January 16th!
P.S For those readers in NYC, did you notice how the Union Square - 14th Street train station is like a huge billboard for the movie!! LOL