|Directed by: George Tillman, Jr.
Written by: Reggie Rock Bythewood, Cheo Hodari Coker
Produced by: Wayne Barrow, Edward Bates, Sean Combs
Production year: 2009
Original release: January 16, 2009
Running time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
Other cast: Jamal Woolard, Dennis L.A. White, Derek Luke
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Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Christopher Wallace (Jamal Woolard) parlays his gift for storytelling into a career as a rap artist. Eventually dubbing himself Biggie Smalls, then later, the Notorious B.I.G., Wallace’s tales about violent street life take him to the top of the rap charts. The subject he so often raps about catches up with him in March of 1997, when he is shot to death after leaving a party.