Friday, January 30, 2009
A couple weeks ago, the movie Notorious was released. It is about The Notorious B.I.G., who died tragically, making him The Greatest Rapper of All Time. Because America is full of terrible racists, it was beaten at the box office by Paul Blart: Mall Cop. A movie about a fat white man. Come on, people! That's not change we can believe in.
Yet, Notorious has done alright domestically. It attracted an audience of curious hip-hop fans and old white men who thought it was the Hitchcock film and were horrified, just horrified. In fact, the movie has done so well there will be a movie about another dead hip-hop artist: Jam Master Jay. Like Biggie, Jay was tragically murdered, though his death may have been foreshadowed by his work with violent gangsta rap group Run DMC.
These biopics about Biggie and Jam Master Jay are all well and good, but when do we get movies about Big L and Ol' Dirty Bastard? Just to be sure they make money, they can both star Kevin James.