Charlie Baltimore, B.I.G.'s girlfriend at the time of his death, recently explained the significance of the car accident that stalled Life After Death and questioned the Notorious film's treatment of the event.
In this interview, Notorious actor Edwin Freeman talks about playing Mister Cee, the DJ who discovered the Notorious B.I.G.
Continue reading Special To SOHH: Mister Cee Actor Gives His Spin On Biggie Biopic .
Hip-Hop mogul Diddy has unveiled Biggie Smalls-based confession segments for the days leading up to today's Notorious release.
Jamal "Gravy" Woolard has announced plans to take a break from hip-hop to pursue his career in acting.
Continue reading Gravy Inspired By "Notorious," Puts Rap On Hold.
Naturi Naughton, an original member of the R&B trio, 3LW, told SOHH that playing Lil' Kim in the upcoming film, Notorious was very stressful for her.
A week away from its' highly-anticipated release, Angela Bassett recently spoke on getting into the character of Voletta Wallace in Notorious.
Continue reading Angela Bassett Reveals How She Became Biggie's Mom In "Notorious".
In honor of The Notorious B.I.G. on the 10th anniversary of his passing, New York City radio stations Hot 97 and Power 105 will be playing the rapper\'s music throughout the day, while SOHH.com hosts "One BIG Day," featuring an exclusive album listening and never-before-seen performance footage.
Power 105.1 FM is scheduled to play a Biggie Mix tribute tomorrow (March 9) on "The Morning Show with Ed Lover, Egypt and Ashy." The station also plans to play at least one Biggie song per hour, all day.
From 8 p.m. to midnight, Hot 97\'s DJ Mister Cee, who also discovered the Brooklyn MC and brought him to Bad Boy Records, will also offer his annual tribute to the late great rapper (born Christopher Wallace).
"It will be a celebration of his music," Mister Cee told the New York Post. "One thing about Biggie\'s songs that not everyone remembers is that even though he could be hardcore, he always did party records too, feel-good records. I\'ll be playing those on the show."
While much of the Hot 97 show will be dedicated to Biggie\'s music, friends of the late rapper will also join in to remember him.
"Most of the listeners know my history with Biggie, so I don\'t have to say too much about that. But I\'ll have people like Diddy calling in to talk about him," Mister Cee said.
Wallace was only 24-years-old on March 9, 1997, when he was shot to death leaving a party held at Los Angeles\' Petersen Automotive Museum. In 2002 his widow, Faith Evans and mother Voletta Wallace, filed a wrongful death suit against the LAPD and the City of Los Angeles. That lawsuit is still ongoing.
SOHH is honoring B.I.G. this week with "One Big Day" featuring daily coverage across the site. Site visitors get a preview of the Greatest Hits album - which hit stores on Tuesday (March 6) [Listen Here] - along with a never-before-seen live performance of "Juicy" [Watch Here], blog commentary, a candid interview with his children and a comical fan karoake video (airing March 9).
Biggie's mother, Voletta Wallace, was among the many known faces, including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Ciara, who appeared in style last night for the New York City premiere of Notorious.
Continue reading Entertainers Show B.I.G. Love At Notorious Premiere.
Continue reading Biggie's Iconic Fashion Sense Lives On W/ Brooklyn Mint.
Continue reading Antonique Smith Talks About Capturing Faith Evans' Style.
Continue reading "Notorious" Director Speaks On Biggie Film, "It Was A Challenge".
Fans of the late Christoper "Biggie Smalls" Wallace will be treated with an assortment of unreleased material from the rapper in a soundtrack from his upcoming biopic Notorious.
Continue reading "Notorious" Soundtrack Unearths Early, Unreleased B.I.G. Tracks.
Production is in full swing on the set of the Biggie biopic, Notorious. Watch this behind the scenes footage.
Continue reading Notorious Movie--Sneak Peek [VIDEO] .
In this week's Speak On It forum everyone has an opinion on Jay-Z clashing with Notorious B.I.G in a defined double album debate, Blueprint 2: The Gift Vs. Life After Death: Disc 2, Lil' Wayne, Juelz Santana, and T.I. all vying for the title of "Best Rapper Under 30," and the Wu-Tang challenging for a spot on the "Top 5 Groups Of All-Time" list.
Producers picked BK rapper Gravy to play B.I.G, but the people of Brooklyn have their own ideas. Find out who they think should have the role.
Brooklyn rapper Gravy has been tapped to play late hip-hop icon Biggie Smalls, a.k.a. the Notorious B.I.G., in the upcoming biopic Notorious.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Fox Searchlight has hired Gravy (real name Jamal Woolard), to join the star-studded cast, including Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher) who will play Sean "Diddy" Combs, Angela Bassett (What's Love Got to Do With It) as B.I.G.'s mother Voletta Wallace and Anthony Mackie (She Hate Me) as Tupac Shakur.
An open casting call saw hundreds of Biggie wannabes trying out for the part of the legendary rapper who was killed in an unsolved L.A. drive by in '97, many of them professional actors.
Woolard won out over the pros in part because he can rap. Executives said they'd rather work with a rapper who can flow than teach an actor how to emcee.
Besides being a rapper like Biggie, Woolard was also a drug dealer before he became an artist. He released a few albums on indy labels in the 90s before inking a deal with Warner Bros.
Voletta Wallace was reminded of her son when she met Woolard, taken by "Jamal's charming personality, warm spirit, wonderful sense of humor and beautiful smile," she said. "He is a talented and charismatic actor, and I am excited that he will bring Christopher's character to life."
The George Tillman Jr. ("Soul Food") directed flick goes into production this month and is set for release in January of '09.
In related news the 11th anniversary of B.I.G.'s death is this Sunday (March 9). SOHH NYC has been celebrating the rappers legacy all week by showcasing some of the artist's greatest videos.
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