The Notorious premiere was painfully uneventful. The movie was poorly acted and even more poorly written. Are you seriously telling me that you can't make a movie about a rapper who grew up on the mean streets of Brooklyn with dialogue any less cheesy? Even seeing it opening night in the hood couldn't save the experience, as even the die-hard B.I.G. fans didn't seem all that into it. The two best things that came from that movie being made are the Jay-Z/Santogold collaboration for the soundtrack, and the accompanying video. In all fairness, Jamal Woodard's portrayal or Biggie was decent (he at least had the breathing down), and you could tell that Woodard (who raps under the name Gravy in real life) had some decent mic skills even when he was just spittin' out somebody else's lyrics.
and Mr. "Gravy" in action (not the greatest song of his, but his music isn't even on the hypemachine yet):