“Gravy” Studied at Juilliard to Perfect Biggie Character

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

The most hyped up film (well, black film) of the season continues to offer tidbits about taking on the characters of Notorious:

Biggie himself is played by Jamal (Gravy) Woolard, who says he definitely felt the pressure of stepping into shoes that were so, well, big. I had to make sure I perfected [his mannerisms],” the Brooklyn-born rapper/actor told us. “I went to Biggie boot camp. I gained weight Marlon Brando-style, and I studied at Juilliard to get the voice just right.” So what would Biggie think of his silver-screen tribute —and the legacy he left behind?

Follow us up under the hood for some throwback Bad Boy pics and Fabulous’ take on Biggie’s legacy.

Rapper Fabolous offered, “He’d love that dorky white guys are rapping his songs at bars. We come from a world where we don’t know their lifestyles, and they don’t know ours. To see those kids singing your songs, it shows they have respect for you.”

So the next time you’re at karaoke, throw on a little “Big Poppa.”

Fabolous says it’s cool.

Last time we checked, a person had to actually BE cool, to have an authority on it. Sorry, Fab.

Take that, Take that….stroll down memory lane just below.

Source: Gatecrashers

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  • Truth b told

    This film is highly anticipated b/c you’re ALWAYS writing stories about it to hype it!

    If I choose to go to the movies to see this, it better be worth the money!

  • Truth b told

    lmao @ motorboat that fat cooch?

    there must have been a drought or small selection of women back in her day….SMH @ hood rat lovers…yuck

  • PURPPLE

    lmao@gravy…that so fits

    daym i miss 95. That was the year, yall youngins dont know nuttin about it.

  • PURPPLE

    kim was pretty, daym she got to cry every time she looks at old pics….

  • Ermy Erm (BOOOO...Chitown predicting 8inches of snow today!)

    Dayum he look like him

  • Infiniti45

    Yeah, I hate that my girlfriend no longer has a look alike. I just hope she don’t start cutting on herself to keep up with lil kim…hahahaha!

  • Black Beauty

    I like Kim, but I must admit, she tore herself up. She used to be a pretty girl. On the other hand, money has done Puffy a lot of good. He is tore up in these pictures. He is still not the most handsome man that I have ever seen, but he looks a lot better than he used too.

  • Candid Canuck

    Jz and biggie smalls n@#ga shit your drawls where u from? brooklyn goin out 4 y’all Marcy that’s right ya dont stop bed stuy bed stuy u won’t stop n@#ga!

    guess the track…… gotta prize

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    Did anyone watch that thing on TV last night?

  • Mz Blaze

    No was it good?

  • http://myspace.com870bg bg

    @ Canuck

    Damn its on the tip of my tongue….no homo

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    It was cool…it made me realize that I miss Pac and Big…it also made me think that E-40 had Big murdered…hmmmm

  • Mz Blaze

    E-40?! What was the name of the show? I’m gonna watch that shit online if I can.

  • Ermy Erm (BOOOO...Chitown predicting 8inches of snow today!)

    Hey Nikkster…

    Yeah I saw that And i have always thought that it was either Puffy or E-40 that had BIG murdered. ALWAYS thought that.

  • Sam Jones

    @ Canuck….is it Brooklyn’s Finest?

    What’s the prize?

  • I'm just saying

    He shooo iz ugly…just like biggie

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re is excited to see GAMBIT in May. FINALLY!

    I feel like I’ve seen the movie already, all these damn tidbits and clips.

  • FURIOUZ STYLEZ

    WORD–YOU NEED JULIARD TO BE BIGGIE?! WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY:

    POUR YOU SOME PRIVATE STOCK OR GRAND MARNIER
    POP IN YOUR “READY TO DIE” THEN “LIFE AFTER DEATH”
    CRACK YOU A VANILLA DUTCH…FIRE UP THAT DRO
    POP BIGGIE DVD
    FIND A COOGI SWEATER, VERSACE HATER-BLOCKERS AND A FEDORA

    DOESN’T TAKE EXPENSIVE-ASS JULIARD SCHOOLING FOR THAT SHIT…THIS A RECESSION BITCHES–USE WHAT YOU GOT!

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re is excited to see GAMBIT in May. FINALLY!

    P.I.G.G.Y Smalls.

    That dude would’ve had a heart condition if he didn’t lost that wait.

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re is excited to see GAMBIT in May. FINALLY!

    @Furious Stylez

    Don’t forget the motorcycle shades…

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re is excited to see GAMBIT in May. FINALLY!

    weight (spell check)

  • Ridingfinest

    @ Purple you are so right 95′ was that year, that was the year of my life good n bad, If only we could turn back the hand of time. Whether Bigga wrote her for her or not Lil’ Kim was that bitch hands down. Now in 2009 she should cry everytime she look in the mirror.

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    Mz Blaze…

    BET Notorious B.I.G; Bigger Than Life

    It came on BET so you KNOW it will be on amilli times…check your local listings 🙂

    ERM!!
    So you think Puff was in on it? Hey did you peep how Big didnt want to do ‘radio’ music…and did you peep the video from the people that was in the car the night of the murder?

    Puff hunh?

  • jman75

    @ anybody true b.i.g. fan
    i got 7 mac 11’s bout 8 38’s 9 9’s 10 mac10s the shits never end you can’t touch my richest even if you had mc. hammer and them 357 bitches guess get a prize

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    Come on?

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