Friday, January 2, 2009

News: RIP Vincent Ford and Lil' Kim Unhappy with Notorious Movie






Vincent Ford, the writer of some of Bob Marley songs, including his classic hit "No Woman, No Cry" died in Jamaica at the age of 68. He died from complication from Diabetes.  He had taught Marley to play guitar and was friends with Marley until his death at 36 from cancer. Critics argue that Marley gave credit to Ford for the famous hit to Ford could support himself. Still, Ford had a major influence on Marley. Rest in Peace.









In other news...

As you know, a new biopic about Biggie Smalls called Notorious is coming out in theaters on January 16. Well, even though Voiletta Wallace (his mother) , P. Diddy and Faith Evans (Biggie's former wife and singer) were involved in the production of the film, Lil' Kim was not involved in the film. Also, she is displeased with the person picked for her role,  Naturi Naughton (formerly of 3LW), and the portrayal of her relationship with Biggie's mother. Now, I do understand that Lil' Kim was a huge part of Biggie's life, but I feel this is somewhat Karma working here. I do like Lil' Kim's music, but when you mess around with a married man (he was married to faith and got Lil' Kim preganant), do you really deserve to be in the project. Just saying...

Anyways the film has Jamal Woolard as Biggie, Angela Bassett as Voiletta, Derek Luke as Sean Combs aka Puffy aka P.Diddy, Anthony Mackie as Tupac and Antonique Smith as Faith. I'll probably have a review for this movie later, check it out!


1 comment:

Kat said...

god, i love "no woman, no cry" i grew up with that song. it never gets old