R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.
VH1 had an online campaign to find an unknown actor to play the Notorious BIG. Out of 400 participants only one contestant was chosen: Hip Hop producer Surgeon General.
Ah got rhymes for The Dayz, y'know what Ahm sayin'? Ah guess Ahm tryin' to tell a story 'bout an average nigga from Brooklyn, y'know what Ahm sayin'? A nigga gotta figure out dat life shit
When Biggie Smalls as a kid meets up with D Roc in the beginning of the film, several contemporary automobiles are visible driving on the street at the top of the shot. The scene is supposed to take place in 1983.
The unrated cut features seven minutes of extended footage as well as an opening sequence involving the "Impala SS" killer.
$20,497,596 (USA) (18 January 2009)
$36,842,118 (USA) (29 March 2009)
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