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Feeling B.I.G.?

By admin Published: August 13, 2007

Fox Searchlight is backing a movie about the Notorious B.I.G. and holding an open casting call for the role. You can find out more at

Audition requirements include performing scenes and freestyle rapping. You also have to be over 18.

But I'm not sure how you'll feel about the site's claim that he's ''the greatest rapper of all time."

Here's one of the audition pieces, to be done as if speaking to a concert audience:

I had this friend, know what I'm sayin'. Me and duke were real cool. At least, I thought we were. But that's the thing about this business. Jealousy and envy will get your twisted, it will turn your best friend into your worst enemy. He warned me, but I didn't believe him.

Way I used to see the world was much clearer. I came out the drug game to do some thing clean but the rap game is even grimier. This dude is taking it to the streets and calling me out. We all know the rules -- this ain't right. But I ain't no boy scout. I can't let this slide.

This song was made months before anything happened to my friend. It was supposed to come out a long time ago, but the record label thought it was too hardcore. But this dude won't believe me. Maybe nobody will. Frankly, at this point, I don't really care.

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