Derek Luke & Jamal Woolard tell us what it’s like to portray two of the world’s most success rappers – Biggie Smalls and Puff Daddy- in “Notorious”

Playing a real life character has its ups and downs – something rappers Derek Luke and Jamal Woolard can testify to as the pair take to the big screen portraying the Notorious B.I.G (Biggie Smalls) and Sean Combs (Puff Daddy) in “Notorious”.


Fortunately both managed to make it work with the Brooklyn rapper Woolard almost indistinguishable from the real B.I.G himself, and Derek Luke once again showing us why he is so promising an actor – playing Puffy with just the right amount of flash and supreme confidence..


Paul Byrne recently met with the two men to discuss their hopes and anxieties of bringing two of the world’s biggest  rapper names  – Notorious B.I.G and Puffy -to the bigscreen:





“Notorious” is in Irish cinemas now.