Thursday, January 15, 2009
I'm super SUPER excited about the release of the long awaited movie that chronicles the life of hip hop's greatest MC EVER, NOTORIOUS B I G. I've been anxiously awaiting this movie for a while now and it's finally here. HOT DAMN! Just in case you can't tell, I'm a Biggie fanatic. I fell in love with his music when I was 16 in High School. My cousin had a mix tape with Juicy on it, and played it in my car one morning on our way to school. That tape never left my car after that day. I ate up everything he touched, Craig Mack, Faith remix, Mary J feature, Jay Z, Junior Mafia, Lil' Kim, I mean EVERYTHING & EVERYONE that was dealing with Biggie! Bad Boy became my inspiration to reach higher and my reason to dream BIGGER. Every time I saw Puff, Big, Lil Kim, Mase, Faith, 112, or any of them, I was transfixed and mesmerized by their talent, Robin Leach type lifestyle and their big money larger than life public persona's. How could anyone not be drawn in to that? They were one of the few "crews" that had talent to back up the hype. Everybody in my high school wanted to be them. They had the life everyone wished they had. It wasn't just the music, it was the style, it was the money, it was the youth, it was the fashion, it was the look, it was the gaudy jewelry, it was the parties, it was the bravado, it was the excess and outrageousness, it was the lifestyle, it was the drama, it was all of that, it was everything, it was too much, it was never enough. Watching and following Biggie & Puff back then was like watching a real life Soap Opera or like watching the African American version of Dallas, with Sean Combs as JR Ewing, Big as Bobby Ewing, and Lil Kim as Pamela Jean Ewing. Seriously! Think about it. If you throw Suge Knight & Death Row into the mix, Suge would play the part of Cliff Barnes (Jr's biggest rival). That's the movie I want to see. That would be HOT! (if there's any tv producers reading this give me a holla and let's make it happen lol). But, I digress, ... The feel good, party all night, big pimpin', money makin', playboy with the platinum touch, hit makin', designer everything, Christal spiting, bottle poppin', VIP baller type lifestyle, all came crashing down as soon as those bullets entered Christopher Wallace's body. More than just Biggie died that night. If you look at hip hop as a living being, Biggie would be the heart. Sure you can replace a bad heart with a transplant or a pacemaker, but you'll never be as healthy as you were before. You'll have a long and painfully hard road of physical therapy ahead. The world of hip hop has been limping ever since. We're a lot closer to being well now, but It will never be as great without Biggie. His death signaled the end of an era. There will NEVER be another like the late great Notorious BIG.
I'M URGING EVERYONE TO GO OUT AND SEE THE MOVIE THIS WEEKEND. PLEASE DON'T BUY ANY BOOTLEGS. Biggie has given so much to us by sharing his music and allowing us to peek into a world that some never knew existed by painting vivid images through his rhymes and lyrics. We should honor his memory by supporting this movie and making it #1 at the box office this weekend, as a thank you to him and his family. SO GO SEE THE DAMN MOVIE! I'll be there with my pre-purchased ticket the day it's released. I'll even buy you some popcorn if you come and ask me nicely (lol).
Here's the trailer for "NOTORIOUS", and a link to the offical site of the movie.