The berlinale 2009 is just over and P.Diddy presented his film, Notorious, about the life of Christopher Wallace, better known as Notorious B.I.G.
I am not a film critic but i was enthusiasmed about the film. There are some clichés, of course, but I liked it. Maybe because I recognized myself in Notorious when I saw that everybody was laughing about the big child with the big glasses that I also was ;)
Just kidding. The film described the life of Notorious from his early age to his death in 1997 mentionning his difficulf chilhood, his beginning carreer, the way he transformed the nice Kimberly Denise Jones into Lil'Kim ( clichés, but i loved it ), his relationship with Faith Evans with all their troubles, the death of 2Pac and his own death... Well, his whole life but unfortunately not enough about the West Coast, East Coast rivalry. Because before Notorious first album, "Ready to die " seen as a new wave in the Hip Hop Scene, most of the Hip Hop Music and the most successful of it was produced by the artists of the West Coast... And that was a reason of the clash.
Anyway, this film is a good reason to go back in time and listen to what Notorious leave us from the 90's.
Notorious first single :
Lil'kim, produced by Notorious. This is a song she made later, but i post it because it's very trashy and i want to share with you a song that I like to listen to again and again.
"Hit Em Up", 2 Pac
This song refers to the West Coast/ East Coast rivalry and is a provocation as 2Pac claimed in it, that he has sex with Notorious BIG's wife, Faith Evans.
"I'll be missing you", Puff Daddy feat Faith Evans.
A song dedicated to Notorious' memory
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