6. The film might provide an interesting glimpse into the mystique of the Bad Boy empire during its heyday (Bad Boy went from making history with B.I.G. to ’making the mess band’ with Danity Kane…WTF?)
5. There hasn’t been this much buzz in the Hip-Hop community about a film since Hype Williams’ BELLY. (No sequel please.)
4. Today’s Hip-Hop generation will finally have a film to call their own, adding to past classic flicks about/influenced by Hip-Hop music and culture (Breakin’ I and II, Wild Style, Krush Groove, Beat Street, etc.)
3. It’s authentic. Starring Brooklyn’s own Gravy plus having cats like DJ Enuff, D-Dot, Lil’ Cease and Money L appear in the film lends much credibility to “NOTORIOUS”.
2. Lil’ Kim’s discontent with the film could possibly be the motivation for her to write her own book or movie. Don’t front, Kim would cake off at the box office.
1. And finally, a Biggie Smalls biopic could possibly greenlight a Tupac Shakur biopic. Now what true Hip-Hop fan wouldn’t want to see that?
Rest In Peace to both the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur. One Love.
* (Reasons were not listed in order of importance)
“NOTORIOUS” hits theatres nationwide on January 16, 2009.