Notorious DVD Review

Christopher Wallace (1972-1997) aka Biggie Smalls aka Notorious B.I.G. was a Brooklyn-born gangsta’ rapper who passed away at just 24 years of age, a casualty of the infamous East Coast-West Coast turf war which first claimed the life of his primary rival Tupac Shakur (Anthony Mackie). Tupac had dissed Biggie by claiming in a song to have slept with his wife, fellow hip-hop star Faith Evans (Antonique Smith).


Rapper/actor Jamal ‘Gravy’ Woolard poses for a portrait March 5, 2008 in New York City. Woolard has recently been cast to star as Christopher Wallace, aka Notorious B.I.G., in an upcoming Fox Searchlight film. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)