Wavyy Jonez to play Biggie Smalls in new TV series ‘Unsolved’
Wavyy Jonez to play Biggie Smalls in new TV Series
DaShaun Jones, better known by his stage name Wavyy Jonez, will play Biggie Smalls (aka The Notorious B.I.G.) in the upcoming TV series ‘Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac.’
The series is a scripted true crime drama that chronicles the two major police investigations into the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
This will be Jonez’ acting debut after he was discovered in a nationwide casting call last year.
Deadline reports that Marcc Rose will again play the role of Tupac Shakur.
Rose previously portrayed Tupac in the film “Straight Outta Compton,” which is his only acting credit to date.
Tupac Shakur (aka 2Pac, aka Makaveli) was killed in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Flamingo and Koval Lane in Las Vegas shortly after attending the boxing match between Mike Tyson and Bruce Seldon in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996.
The vehicle was riddled with bullets as Tupac traveled in the passenger seat while record producer Suge Knight was driving.
Christopher George Latore Wallace (aka Biggie Smalls, aka Notorious B.I.G., aka Big Poppa, aka The King of New York) was killed in similar fashion six months later.
Biggie was shot dead while sitting in a car at a red light at the corner of Wilshire Blvd & South Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997.
Both murders remain unsolved.
The show will focus on former LAPD Detective Greg Kading who led a special task force that investigated the murders of the two renowned rap stars.
Wavyy Jonez bio
Wavy Jonez’s real name is DaShaun Jones. He was born on July 17, 1994, in West Islip, New York.
Wavyy dealt with the separation of his parents and moved from shelter to shelter around the state in the early stages of his life.
One day in 1999, Wavyy was sent to a daycare, where he was taught how to read and recite poetry, planting the early seeds toward his musical interest.
With a metaphorical style reminiscent of New York artists of the 1990s, Wavyy is currently the CEO of his own independent label Fat City Global Dream Team.
He released his first mixtape R.E.D. D.O.P.E. (Real Everyday Drama Doing Over People’s Expectation) on his 20th birthday, July 17, 2014.
With talent and a tireless work ethic, Wavyy continues to work toward success.