Angela the angel (and Biggie’s mom)

Angela Bassett is a dynamic, multi-talented actress and visionary, but Hip-Hop will always remember her role in the movie about the late, great Biggie Smalls‘ life, Notorious (2009).

In 6 days, we’ll celebrate what would’ve been Biggie’s 42nd birthday, and we thought it appropriate to revisit Bassett’s interview with The Source as she prepped for the release of the highly successful film. Check it out!