Overground Online
Overground Online

British Rapper Poni Lands Role In P Diddy's Notorious B.I.G Movie

A British rapper has landed a part in an upcoming movie based on the life of Notorious B.I.G.
London musician and songwriter Poni bagged a role in the new flick after attending auditions in New York.
Notorious, which is produced by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and stars Golden Globe-winning actress Angela Bassett, is due for release in January 2009.
Poni told Overground Online: ‘I was doing some recording in New York and I received a call from my agent who told me about the audition. I went for it and got a call back!
‘We were filming for two days in New York, and then went to California. It was a great experience and I think the film’s going to be brilliant,’ she adds.
Notorious depicts the life, music and rags to riches story of Brooklyn-born Biggie, real name Christopher Wallace. The east coast rapper was killed in an unsolved Los Angeles drive-by shooting in 1997.
Little-known rapper Jamal ‘Gravy’ Woolard plays Biggie in the biopic, while Bassett has been cast as Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace.
Poni, real name Marsha Bryant, says: ‘Gravy is excellent. He does a brilliant job playing the part of Biggie. I think people are going to love the film.’
Meanwhile, Poni is preparing for the release of her latest album and clothing line, M.Bryant. ‘It’s a hip-hop line, mixed with European style. I’ve been customising clothes since I was a child. I think it’s time to take it a bit further!’

| | | More
Tags notorious big, hip hop, Poni, Britsh, Jamal Gravy Woolard, Biggie Smalls
Related Articles TONIGHT: Classic RnB Party TONIGHT: Classic & 90s Party TONIGHT: Classic & 90s RnB Party Just Kick It's One Year Anniversary Party Just Kick It: Saturday 10 May, Charlie Wright's Hoxton's RnB Party Returns, Sat 12 April DOWNLOAD: Overground News Radio Show Listen: Overground News Radio Show, 01.03.14 TONIGHT: Just Kick It, Charlie Wright's, 9pm-4am WIN TICKETS: Fresh Since 88 Concert What's the Truth About ITV2's Big Reunion? TONIGHT: Just Kick It TONIGHT: Classic and 90s RnB Party for 3 Pounds Hoxton Welcomes First Classic RnB Residency TONIGHT! Party All Night for a Fiver, and Bring Your Friends! Listen: Overground Radio Show, 08/11/13 Listen: Overground Radio Show, 25/10/13 Free Download: Classic R&B Vol 3 Overground Radio Show: 23/08/13 Serocee Talks Rap, Reggae and Radio One Just Kick It, Saturday 12 October, Hoxton TONIGHT: Just Kick It Launch Party Feeling LDN Radio Launched on 1st May Overground Radio Show: 15/03/13 Faith Evans Video: 'We're Still Trying to Find Biggie's Killer' Overground News Show: FeelingMandy.Fm 28/12/12 Overground News Show: FeelingMandy.Fm 23/11/12 Overground News Show: FeelingMandy.Fm 16/11/12 Overground News Show: FeelingMandy.Fm 26/10/12 TONIGHT: Spotlight @ Visions Video Bar, Dalston E8 4AH RIP RDB Singer Kuly Ral Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap Akala Breaks Down the UK Music Industry Hipsters Don't Dance @ Meter, Old Street Notorious BIG: Bigger than Life Overground News Show on FeelingMandy.fm - 09/03/12 Club Night: Sex, Love and Money 1991 Flashback: Let's Talk About Sex - Salt, Pepa and DJ Spinderella 2001 Flashback: Booo! - Ms Dynamite and Sticky Quantum Leap: Strictly 90s Music Club Night 1996 Flashback: California Love Tupac ft Dr Dre Spring Break Party: Finalli Friday RIP Nate Dogg: Snoop and Ludacris Pay Tribute Snoop Gives Chelsea Housewife Doggystyle 50 Cent Things Fall Apart Trailer Dead Prez: Barack Obama No Better than George W Bush 2006 Flashback: Notorious BIG Nasty Girl Giggs: No One Listened Until Overground Told My Story 1990 Flashback: Ice Ice Baby Inside Lil Wayne's Private Welcome Home Party Iran's Hip Hop King Hichkas and his Bunch of Soldiers Watch Rihanna and Drake Video - What's My Name MOBO 2010's Grime Finale was Historic Moment for UK Hip Hop Simon Cowell Signs Let the Sun Shine Hit-Maker Labrinth Giggs Ft Mike Skinner: Slow Songs Behind the Scenes Video CNN Report on Nigeria Music Industry Boom Giggs Vs MTV Base and 1Xtra - The Last Straw Video Interview Londoner Rapper Wows NASA with Astrobiology Rap
COMMENTS (23) Add your comment
There are no comments for this post yet. Be the first!

About Us - Contact Us