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Angela Bassett Reveals How She Became Biggie's Mom In "Notorious"

January 9, 2009 6:40 AM

A week away from its' highly-anticipated release, Angela Bassett recently spoke on getting into the character of Voletta Wallace in Notorious.

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Entertainers Show B.I.G. Love At Notorious Premiere

January 8, 2009 3:10 PM

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.

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Unreleased Biggie Demos Hit The Net, Intended For Biopic Soundtrack

January 8, 2009 11:29 AM

As the release date for Notorious, a biopic about the Notorious B.I.G., nears, some unreleased songs from the late rapper's demo tapes have started circulating on the internet.

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Biggie's Iconic Fashion Sense Lives On W/ Brooklyn Mint

January 6, 2009 6:20 AM


Over a decade since the passing of rapper Christopher "Biggie Smalls" Wallace and his sense of fashion continues to thrive and influence hip-hop fans.

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Gravy Describes the "Biggie Bootcamp" He Created to Become The Notorious B.I.G.

January 5, 2009 1:26 PM


In order to play the Notorious B.I.G. in the Fox Searchlight film based on his life, Brooklyn-bred actor Jamal Woolard (AKA Gravy), put himself through a "Biggie Bootcamp" to make sure he had Big's style down to a science.

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Antonique Smith Talks About Capturing Faith Evans' Style

January 5, 2009 8:00 AM


Antonique Smith plays Faith Evans, R&B singer and wife of the Notorious B.I.G. in the upcoming biopic about his life. Here she talks about how capturing Faith's style helped her to land the role.

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Biggie Movie Reactions [VIDEO SOHH Whatchu Sayin!?]

March 7, 2008 6:20 PM

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.

Update: Notorious B.I.G. Flick Taps "Soul Food" Director

August 13, 2007 12:00 AM

Fox Searchlight Pictures recently announced the director for The Notorious B.I.G.\'s upcoming biopic.

According to Daily Variety, George Tillman Jr., known for his work on Men Of Honor and Soul Food, will be directing the flick based on a script by hip-hop journalist Cheo Hodari Coker and Reggie Rock Bythewood (Biker Boyz). Coker is responsible for a biography of the slain rapper, Unbelievable: The Life, Death and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G.

As SOHH previously reported, Fox launched an open casting call yesterday (August 12) in search of an unknown actor to portray the Brooklyn rapper.

The film, which is currently untitled, will focus on Biggie\'s private life and is expected to begin production this fall. Biggie\'s mother, Voletta Wallace and the rapper\'s former managers, Wayne Barrow and Mark Pitts, will produce the movie. Sean "Diddy" Combs, the man responsible for launching Biggie\'s career, will come on as an executive producer.

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Notorious B.I.G. Flick Taps "Soul Food" Director

August 13, 2007 12:00 AM

Fox Searchlight Pictures recently announced the director for The Notorious B.I.G.\'s upcoming biopic.

According to Daily Variety, George Tillman Jr., known for his work on Men Of Honor and Soul Food, will be directing the flick based on a script by hip-hop journalist Cheo Hodari Coker and Reggie Rock Bythewood (Biker Boyz). Coker is responsible for a biography of the slain rapper, Unbelievable: The Life, Death and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G.

As SOHH previously reported, Fox launched an open casting call yesterday (August 12) in search of an unknown actor to portray the Brooklyn rapper.

The film, which is currently untitled, will focus on Biggie\'s private life and is expected to begin production this fall. Biggie\'s mother, Voletta Wallace and the rapper\'s former managers, Wayne Barrow and Mark Pitts, will produce the movie. Sean "Diddy" Combs, the man responsible for launching Biggie\'s career, will come on as an executive producer.

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Biggie Smalls Remembered Via Exclusive Trace Photos

November 23, 2005 12:00 AM

Photographer Jeff Gamble's exclusive photos of Biggie Smalls celebrating the night his Ready to Die went platinum appear in the December issue of Trace magazine.

In addition to the legend's never-before-printed photos, Trace's "Music Uncommon" issue features a round table of New York's hottest female DJs discussing their first rites of initiation and the best tracks of all time.

Another highlight is an interview with Serena Reeder, one of 50 Cent's latest leading ladies and silver screen first-timer. Reeder stars alongside Curtis "Interscope" Jackson in Get Rich or Die Tryin'.

In related news, 50 Cent's real life became an issue in the Lorenzo brothers' trial yesterday as Jon Ragin, a former associate of convicted drug lord Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, testified that McGriff confessed to him having taken part in the notorious attempted hit on 50 in May 2000.

Trace Magazine's "Music Uncommon" issue is on stands now.

Notorious BIG's Clothing Line To Debut, Jay-Z Lends A Hand

February 9, 2005 12:00 AM

Nine years after its conceptualization, Voletta Wallace, mother of The Notorious B.I.G, is scheduled to launch Biggie's Brooklyn Mint clothing line.

Biggie initially started the line in 1996, but died before getting a chance to get it off the ground. Wallace is now set to introduce the line in collaboration with Big's former manager, Mark Pitts and Wayne Barrow of Bystorm Entertainment.

"It was important that we identified the right partner," Barrow said in a statement. "We had to have someone who understood our vision and passion to materialize the brand."

The sports line will be inspired by the "lifestyle, culture and diversity" of Big's native Brooklyn. Brooklyn Mint's first launch will feature T-shirts slated to premiere at the Magic Convention from February 14th to February 18th in Las Vegas. Brooklyn Mint Tees will be made available this coming March 9th, the 8-year anniversary of Biggie's death, and a full line will debut in 2006.

Fellow Brooklynite Jay-Z reportedly helped Brooklyn Mint close the line's deal and lent his image to be used on one of the brand's first T-shirts dubbed "Brooklyn's Finest." Proceeds from the "Brooklyn's Finest" T-shirt will be donated to Biggie's Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation and Jay-Z's Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.

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