This is the dramatization of the life of a rapper B.I.G. and how he was killed. The main character is Biggie Smalls (played by Jamal Woolard). At the beginning of the film, he is at an intersection in Los Angeles. He is shot.
We see his earlier years as a teenager when he is selling crack in Brooklyn. Biggie enters into a rap battle contest. He wins. However, he continues to deal drugs, so his mother throws him out. He goes to jail. When he gets out, he records a demo tape of his song called “Microphone Murderer.” Puff Daddy discovers him. Biggie and his street buddy named D-Roc (played by Dennis L.A. White) are caught with drugs again. D-Roc takes the fall, so Biggie can keep rapping.
Biggie's girlfriend Violetta (played by Angela Bassett) gets sick with breast cancer, which makes Biggie depressed, but he is signed by Puff Daddy's label so his career is going up. Biggie falls in love with Faith Evans (played by Antonique Smith). They end up getting married. They fight when Biggie has an affair but patch things up after that.
Biggie befriends Tupac. Tupac is subsequently shot and robbed. The execs at Death Row Records, which is Tupac's label, claim that Puffy and Biggie were responsible. This is the cause of the East Coast/West Coast rivalry in hip-hop. The two opposing groups battle it out with their music and in real life. Tupac is shot and killed in Las Vegas. Biggie goes to Los Angeles to perform. He dies in a drive-by shooting.
Best part of story, including ending:
This is interesting because the performers have very short lifespans being so close to street crime that they cannot escape that world. It is a sad testimony to life on the streets.
Best scene in story:
I like the scene when Puff Daddy first discovers Biggie because it is exciting when Biggie gets he big break.
Opinion about the main character:
Biggie doe snot mean for the rivalry to start, it just happens. However; once it is on, he rises to the challenge in music to defeat the opposition even he dies in real life.