Biggie Smalls' ghost to be animated for kids' cartoon
Biggie Smalls' ghost is coming to television in an animated project that features the late rapper's teenage children. Check out House of Wallace's plans for the Notorious B.I.G.'s television return.
Biggie Smalls' ghost isn't out for revenge against his murderer, he's coming back to offer advice to his kids!
Just after the sixteenth anniversary of Notorious B.I.G.'s 1997 death, his teenage children have announced they plan for their father to be a part of the upcoming animated television series House of Wallace.
A press release published Monday explains Biggie Smalls' ghost will follow C.J. and T'yanna, the real-life teenage son and daughter of the man born Christopher George Latore Wallace, "in their dramatic journey as they attempt to keep his studio in Bedford-Stuyvesant / Brooklyn alive, despite numerous trials and tribulations."
Fighting to keep the studio's "Notorious Heritage" preserved when a "cookie cutter 'entertainment factory'" tries to take over, the kids are forced to find creative ways to bring in revenue.
Biggie Smalls? The man seen here immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds has more than a bit part in the new show.
Ossian Media's press release explains, "The spirit of B.I.G. himself serves as a central character, appearing to the children in ethereal form to guide them through the adversities they face as they struggle to preserve their father’s labor of love."
Indeed, House of Wallace comes from the heart. In the statement, T'yanna and CJ Wallace shared:
"It's been 16 years since our Dad was murdered and we miss him dearly. It is such an honor for us to be able to carry on his legacy, not only through his music but also by channeling him through our own creativity. This project, House Of Wallace is a great opportunity for us to bridge the gap between our parents who loved his music and the kids and young adults our ages, that were not around to really appreciate it"
The show has yet to be picked up, though "a few serious networks are in discussion."