This biopic from executive producer Sean “Diddy” Combs explores the life and death of East Coast rapper Notorious B.I.G. Newcomer Jamal Woolard stars as Biggie Smalls, but big names fill out the rest of the cast: Angela Bassett plays the rapper’s mother, Derek Luke costars as Combs, and Anthony Mackie plays rival Tupac Shakur. Bassett’s real life counterpart, Voletta Wallace, acts as one of the film’s producers.
Cast and Credits
Starring: Jamal Woolard, Angela Bassett, Derek Luke, Anthony Mackie, Antonique Smith
Directed by: George Tillman Jr
Release Year: 2009