The Notorious B.I.G. Returns In Cartoon Series
The late Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. is being granted a new lease on the after-life. He will star as the spiritual guide to his children in a proposed animated series. The production finds them attempting to save his Brooklyn studio from musical ruin in the midst of the dreaded cookie-cutter rap phenomenon. Though mainstream cartoons have crossed pop culture's dividing lines in the past, the deepest they have ever gotten into the rap game was probably Hammer's popularity at it's height or the family friendly antics and hi-top fades of Kid N' Play. Never Bedford-Stuyvesant. House Of Wallace is set to change that. The show - featuring B.I.G's children Tyanna and C.J. Wallace - finds his kids turning his Brooklyn studio space into a commercial jingle production house that marries big brands with famous acts. B.I.G. acts as a spiritual guide advising his children through adversity. In return they record songs in honor of the late rapper during their downtime. There will reportedly be a mix of original music and reworked songs from Biggie's catalog. Given the commercial overtones of the project and the explicit lyrics that endeared many to the late rapper it will be interesting to see how producers pull this off. To date the show has yet to begin production and is being shopped to networks.
Spotted at Gawker