No one know how it is to grow up on the mean streets unless that's the environment you're raised in. I grew up during the hip hop generation and I remember listening to The Fat Boys, Run DMC, Kool Moe Dee, and other great Hip Hop Greats. So when I found out that a movie based on the life and times of The Notorious B.I.G. was already playing in the theatres I had to see it.
Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls was shot and killed on March 9th 1997 after leaving a party, and even though there were numerous accusations and court cases, no arrests were ever made.
It would be effortless, then, to paint Christopher to some extent as a saint. But the flick doesn't shrink back from Wallace's weaknesses. Whether or not you're familiar with the life and unfortunate death of hip-hop artist Christopher Wallace I'm fairly certain you'll be able to hum along to some of his most unforgettable hip-hop tunes.
In this flick the storyline follows him from his pre-pubescent days to the end of his life. Here it is in a nutshell -- He started selling drugs at a young age, went to jail, had a sometimes- explosive temper and wasn't a flawless husband and father. The Notorious B.I.G.'s short-lived, gifted calling was noticeable by his swift and agile lyrical flow. He possessed a natural and graceful touch behind the microphone - and at all times got his point across.
Those who don't know BIG and don't enjoy his music (or hip hop for that matter) may not care for this flick. But I don't see why it should have a bearing on your decision to watch it. His genius was extraordinary and his life, too brief. And as he showed time and again in his lyrics: his story is worth telling. On the whole Notorious was a pretty good flick with some cool music and a decent performance. You don't want to miss this flick.
Check out the trailer below
Check out the below real Christopher Wallace - Age 17 - Streets of Bedstuy Brooklyn NY
Check out below Interview 2 weeks prior to his demise
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