The legacy of the late Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace lives on not just via his music, but through his progeny as well. The legendary BK rapper’s son, Christopher Jordan “CJ” Wallace Jr., will appear in Will Ferrell’s new film Everything Must Go.
The film will be in theaters May 13 and is a comedy/drama. The 14 year-old plays Kenny Loftus, the kid neighbor of Nick Halsey (Ferrell), an alcoholic who has relapsed, which has cost him his job and his marriage.
In real life, CJ’s mother is R&B singer, and the Notorious B.I.G.’s ex-wife, Faith Evans. CJ’s first acting credit was playing a grade school version of his father in the biopic Notorious. That’s not including his role in the video for his dad’s “Sky’s the Limit” video, which was created after his untimely death. CJ also made an appearance as an MC on the Notorious soundtrack. On the “One More Chance” remix, which also includes Evans and Jadakiss, the youngster kicks some of Biggie’s lyrics.
“CJ was 3 and a half months when Christopher died,” Voletta Wallace, CJ’s grandmother, told MTV News. “We watched his father’s work. We talked about it. Of course, I discussed his father a lot. He saw his father’s pictures a lot. I talked. The love is there. There’s no question asked.”
The son of hip-hop royalty snags a prominent role in a flick with none other than Will “Ron Burgundy/Ricky Bobby” Ferrell? Brooklyn did it again. Source
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