Some families just sit down together, eat dinner, discuss what happened during their respective days, and watch television. Then there’s “the Smalls Family,” who choose to create mini-movies in which they act out Notorious B.I.G. songs—transplanted into white suburbia. These actors are Shakespearean in their rigor: the only dialog in the clips comes from Biggie’s verses, which are divided mostly among three characters, a couple and their teenage daughter. "Party And Bullshit," above, turns partially into a story about a marital dispute. "Warning" is transformed so that the parents seem to be scheming with their daughter to defeat school bullies. Watch that below, and check out this essay on Biggie's greatness.
June 11, 2015