The spirit of rapper Notorious B.I.G. lives on through a new television series. The legendary rapper will be featured in the House of Wallace that stars his children, C.J. and T'yanna. Ossian Media announced the new animated series yesterday.
The cartoon centers around the rapper's children following them as they attempt to keep his studio alive. Notorious B.I.G. appears as a ghost in the series. C.J. and T'yanna will voice their own characters. The series will also feature the rapper's catalog.
"An international music conglomerate threatens to buy out the House of Wallace and replace it with a cookie cutter entertainment factory. However, C.J. and T'yanna stand up for its notorious heritage and the real music it represents, attempting to re-energize the studio and elevate it to the status of a modern hit-maker. 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. Facing a hostile corporate takeover, C.J. and T’yanna are guided to invent a novel approach to creating alternative revenue streams re-imagining their Dad’s studio as a jingle house by day, where some of the world’s greatest talents lend their voices and abilities to some of the world’s best-known brand names. By night they return to the studio to work on their own musical projects, all while being inspired by the association with Biggie’s studio sound. Come to cut a multi-platinum new album, stay to record a hit commercial is the phrase they like to employ as a means of enticing these artists to participate in their fledgling jingle side business."
Rapper Notorious B.I.G. was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on March 9, 1997. Christopher Wallace's murder remains unsolved and the cold case file is left to collect dust in the Los Angeles Police Department. Biggie Smalls' spirit lives on through his music and it is still highly influential to artists today.
"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." T'yanna Wallace said.
Although the House of Wallace hasn't officially been picked up by a network, expect to see the ghost of Biggie Smalls haunting a television sometime soon.
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