Gravy to Play Biggie in Biopic

The producers of the much talked about Biggie biopic have selected Brooklyn rapper Gravy to portray the late Christopher Wallace in the film. I don’t think this guy is a particularly good or bad choice, but I’m going to need some convincing that he can actually pull this off respectably. Sure he looks like Big, he can rap (ha!) and he’s from Brooklyn, but I’m guessing he can’t act his way out of a paper bag. And not for nothing, but he was rumored to be in line for the role nearly two years ago, so what was the point of auditioning every greasy pickle juice drinking bastard in America?

Anyway, whenever I think of Gravy, I remember this hilarious video that him and his peoples shot for a SMACK DVD way back when. I can remember me and my boy being baked out of our skulls and falling over laughing watching this.

The staircase scenes are especially golden with the mean-mugging entourage in the back waving dated guns on some straight up caricature shit.

Previously: Video: Voletta on Who Should Play Biggie|Brooklyn Rapper Gravy “Treached” Outside Hot97


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238 Responses to “Gravy to Play Biggie in Biopic”

  1. CiCi The Intern Says:

    # BabyDoll Says:
    March 6th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    From the same people that brought you:

    stuffwhitepeoplelike.wordpress.com/

    comes

    stuffeducatedblackpeoplelike.wordpress.com/

    LMAO!
    ^^

    I’m mad everything on this list applies to me except #1 lol…and I have a year left in school so who knows lol

  2. cOLD Says:

    D Billionaire salute.

  3. BabyDoll Says:

    CiCi The Intern Says:

    March 6th, 2008 at 11:52 am
    # BabyDoll Says:
    March 6th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    From the same people that brought you:

    stuffwhitepeoplelike.wordpress.com/

    comes

    stuffeducatedblackpeoplelike.wordpress.com/

    LMAO!
    ^^

    I’m mad everything on this list applies to me except #1 lol…and I have a year left in school so who knows lol

    ^LOL…go ahead and pledge so that you can receive your official Educated Black Person membership card! A lot of that list applies to me too though…SMH I like baked chicken and Obama!

  4. D. Billz Says:

    Rigz… What it is?

  5. Dem aka GOMW,P Says:

    i saw a few cats hating on the prodigy post a few days ago.. smh.. hnic2 is gonna be fire, fuck what you heard.

  6. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    yeah anthony mackey si a dope actor but as Pac…nah.

    also you alumnah mofos…

    Easy over E-40?!…really?

    easy aitn a mc either, like stated about dre the battle above, cube wrote easy rhymes.

    oh well, opinions are like…

  7. RIGZ Says:

    D. Billz Says:

    March 6th, 2008 at 11:55 am
    Rigz… What it is?

    ^^^^

    Nothin much brudda. Working on music & hollering at companys…I’m trying to get my sponsership game back up where it needs to be…

    …MM3 just proved what I been thinking for 2 years now…

  8. green eyes Says:

    twain.. it wasnt unanimous

  9. yaboy Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEC7FCyMIMo

  10. green eyes Says:

    what up to the british contingent: rigz, soul..

  11. Ghost Writer Says:

    Nerds are the most annoying people on earth……worst when you have to work with them…..word to Lupe

  12. RIGZ Says:

    green eyes Says:

    March 6th, 2008 at 12:00 pm
    what up to the british contingent: rigz, soul..

    ^^^^

    Wha Gwarn mi darlin

  13. Big Homie Says:

    i saw a few cats hating on the prodigy post a few days ago.. smh.. hnic2 is gonna be fire, fuck what you heard.

    ^ Cosigns

  14. CiCi The Intern Says:

    # BabyDoll Says:
    March 6th, 2008 at 11:54 am

    ^LOL…go ahead and pledge so that you can receive your official Educated Black Person membership card! A lot of that list applies to me too though…SMH I like baked chicken and Obama!

    ^^
    I would but the one sorority I have an interested in doesn’t have a city-wide and the chapters that are closest to me are basically inactive. But like people are saying in the comments, there’s nothing wrong with going grad.

    I agree with the list though because turkey bacon is the s*** lol….

  15. RIGZ Says:

    yaboy Says:

    March 6th, 2008 at 12:00 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEC7FCyMIMo

    ^^^^

    I was just listening to that shit (on a CD)

  16. Soul Clapper Says:

    green eyes Says:

    March 6th, 2008 at 12:00 pm
    what up to the british contingent: rigz, soul..

    ==============================================

    All good Miss Green… I just saw the dude who played Stringer Bell in the Wire, getting out of a black cab in Covent Garden, and I’ve eaten a whole extra large bag of Cashew Nuts to myself. One of the greatest days of my life so far…

  17. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    easy aitn a mc either, like stated about dre the battle above, cube wrote easy rhymes.

    ***Eazy had that presence, though (none)…dude was a certified star- one of the most distinctive voices in hip hop…E-40 is just a fat West Coast nigga who says weird homemade slang shit nobody undertands…

    or as E-40 would say

    Izzle had that pepperoni, and you could smell the pizza, pimpin, cuz the colleagues was hungry. Homeboy slanged with the celestials, popping collars and eardrums, percolating on the general population…E Fizzle pushes weight with no spotter, but he’s always imagininating a full court freethrow on the verbal bullet train with a one track mind, pimpin…ooooooooooh……

  18. green eyes Says:

    # RIGZ Says:
    March 6th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    green eyes Says:

    March 6th, 2008 at 12:00 pm
    what up to the british contingent: rigz, soul..

    ^^^^

    Wha Gwarn mi darlin

    ^ a little this, a little that.. just trying to maintain. how you?

  19. D. Billz Says:

    lmao @ stuffeducatedBlackpeoplelike

    Them shits is madd accurate. Fuckin’ buppies.

  20. Da PartyStarter Says:

    Anytime Greenie, anytime.

  21. Busta Cracka The English Smacka Says:

    *Turns up Xzibit “What A Mess”*

  22. RIGZ Says:

    My niggas…Some niggas that you dont wanna try…
    My niggas…Some niggas thats really do or die…
    My niggas…Will have you cowards ready to cry…
    My niggas…Will fry…My niggas, Will rob…

  23. D. Billz Says:

    E-40 is just a fat West Coast nigga who says weird homemade slang shit nobody undertands…

    ^But in all fairness, he pioneered much of the slang in hip hop and doesn’t get credited.

    “it’s all good”

    “what’s good?”

    the “izzle” ish that Snoop be doin’

  24. RIGZ Says:

    green eyes Says:

    March 6th, 2008 at 12:05 pm
    # RIGZ Says:
    March 6th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    green eyes Says:

    March 6th, 2008 at 12:00 pm
    what up to the british contingent: rigz, soul..

    ^^^^

    Wha Gwarn mi darlin

    ^ a little this, a little that.. just trying to maintain. how you?

    ^^^^

    A some bits, some bobs…Nothing much chillin, cooler than the other side of the pillow (c) Me

  25. Dem aka GOMW,P Says:

    I agree with the list though because turkey bacon is the s*** lol…

    ^ i need to buy stock in oscar meyer… im like a used car salesman when i start talking about turkey bacon.

    also, i had no idea i was an EBP until today…

  26. D. Billz Says:

    Dem aka GOMW,P Says:

    March 6th, 2008 at 11:55 am
    i saw a few cats hating on the prodigy post a few days ago.. smh.. hnic2 is gonna be fire, fuck what you heard.

    ^ yih yih, ya know it (c) Bobby Brown

  27. JayDeez Says:

    Smh @ Smirnoff backin some of the hottest “real” dosage of hip hop to come out in recent memory.

    Applaud Smirnoff, but why can’t this be done by those who are actually part of this shit, not corporate america / advertisers.

  28. Da PartyStarter Says:

    Izzle had that pepperoni, and you could smell the pizza, pimpin, cuz the colleagues was hungry. Homeboy slanged with the celestials, popping collars and eardrums, percolating on the general population…E Fizzle pushes weight with no spotter, but he’s always imagininating a full court freethrow on the verbal bullet train with a one track mind, pimpin…ooooooooooh……

    ^^^
    Somehow, if this was said in front on white people, I’d hang my head in shame, but this is one of the most HILARIOUS THINGS I’ve EVER read. LMAO!!!!!! I can just see him with his glasses all the way down his nose, cap sideways, crispy AF1’s dippin’ and shit..lol

  29. mr305 Says:

    HAVE ANY OF YOU’LL HEARD OF THIS GUY STREETZ OUT OF ATL???? WANT TO KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND MORE MUSIC ON HIM

  30. Fauxtorious B.I.G. » Big Screen Little Screen Says:

    […] Brooklyn rapper Jamal Woolard, aka “Gravy” is your fake Biggie Smalls in the upcoming biopic, Notorious. He’s even been shot before! Says Nah Right (photo credit), Woolard was in the running to play The Notorious B.I.G. part in the Fox Searchlight production two years ago, though they went though an exhaustive internet casting call to look over big guys with little to no rapping or acting experience anyway. Furthermore, Derek Luke will pass for the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy, and Angela Basset will play Big’s mother. Production begins this month and the film is scheduled for a January 2009 release. […]

  31. LeBron Goes Off (Again); KG Leads Celtics Past Pistons and Into Playoffs; The Best Suns PG of All Time Runs For Mayor; TSF Fam Links | The Starting Five Says:

    […] Brooklyn rapper Gravy to play BIG in the much talked about biopic: Nah Right […]

  32. dCs Says:

    what, they couldnt get guerilla black to play him instead? GB is a fuckin spittin image of biggie…

  33. dCs Says:

    also, what the fuck is gravy holdin, a Thompson? this nigga is straight outta 1939 with that shit…

  34. Klep Says:

    Pac Got Shot
    Biggie Got Shot
    Gravy Got Shot
    WHO?
    NOBODY CARES!
    -Sean Price

  35. freestyle hero Says:

    I thought guerilla black too for his sound and his look too. but this gravy kid is young and has energy. if they script it like the sopranos and you can learn about BIG outside of his image and his music, gravy might work.

    if they want a biggie documentary with some scenes thrown in over music then guerilla black is the choice.

  36. Harlem Money Maker Says:

    So nigga want to be hardcore with there hats to the back screaming about
    the gats in there raps but i not feelin that hardcore appealin this ain’t christopher william. Gravy does not look anything like Biggie Smalls
    he talking all that shit and got shot in the ass. Ms. Wallace is going to fuck this movie up. word life son.

  37. Jamal “Gravy” Woolard, who made headlines … [Casting Couch] | weeklyexaminer.com Says:

    […] Jamal “Gravy” Woolard, who made headlines in the spring of 2006 when he was shot in the butt outside the Hot 97 building, has been tapped to play the Notorious B.I.G. in Notorious, the Biggie Smalls biopic scheduled to hit theaters in 2009; the movie will also feature Angela Bassett as Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace. According to Nah Right, Gravy has been at the front of the casting line since the Hot 97 incident, so all those open casting calls that even got the New York Times interested may have been nothing more than publicity stunts to drum up excitement about the movie. [MissInfo.TV / Nah Right] […]

  38. Purple circle Says:

    This nigga hella Moape! This fool so fat that he’s about to die from big pun disease before the movie comes down.

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