The Notorious B.I.G.’s Son Releases House Remix Of “Big Poppa”

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The Notorious B.I.G.'s Son Releases House Remix Of "Big Poppa"
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Christopher Jordan “CJ” Wallace created the “Big Poppa” remix alongside Jonathan Hay, Sarah Rush, and Willie Mack.

The Biggie classic “Big Poppa” has been turned in a house track by the late rapper’s son.

Christopher Jordan “CJ” Wallace has released a house remix of his father’s classic hit song. Produced alongside Jonathan Hay, Sarah Rush, and Willie Mack, the remix reconfigures the Notorious B.I.G.’s vocals and other notable parts of the original, resulting in a dance-friendly take on the song. The track serves as the single to a forthcoming album Wallace is executive producing called Ready to Dance.

“Our reimagination of ‘Big Poppa’ is laced with style and grace. With the original spirit of The Notorious B.I.G. spun into a new house classic,” Hay said in a statement to “Dedicated to all the honeys getting money and the ravers dancing to the sounds from house gods like Martinez Brothers and Carl Cox, our aim was to create music that makes you wanna move and honor BIG’s legacy.”

Mack also spoke on the album, saying:

This project is really special to me because I’m able to fuse the two genres I grew up with. Hip-hop with BIG as one of my top 5 and house music where I first heard Frank Knuckles. This built the foundation for my love of music as I partied in the underground Black and gay clubs in New York, Detroit, Chicago, London, and Paris. Frank White allows us to share these stories with the world – a celebration of Black and Gay culture for me.

The album is being released in tandem with a new lifestyle brand named Frank White — a Biggie alias the rapper got from the film King of New York — that Wallace co-created.

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