The Notorious B.I.G. to be reborn as a helpful cartoon ghost?
CONFIRMED: The ghost of Notorious B.I.G. alongside his two children to star in a new cartoon series.
Rapper Notorious B.I.G., a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, who was gunned down by a drive-by shooter in 1997, will return as a ghost on a TV show. His ghost and his teen-age children are to star in a new animated TV show, reports MTV.com, Gawker and The Hollywood Gossip, the latter adding, “Seriously. This is an actual project.”
The son and daughter of Christopher Wallace are developing a new cartoon series called "The House of Wallace" with Ossian Media.
In “The House of Wallace” series, Biggie’s kids 16-year-old C.J. and 19-year-old T’yanna Wallace struggle to save his recording studio from "a hostile corporate takeover" by an international music conglomerate that threatens to replace it with "a cookie cutter entertainment factory," states a press release posted at 8newsnow.com.
Ossian Media said in statement that Wallace's children will voice their own characters on the animated series.
“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,” states the press release.
T'yanna and C.J. released the following statement about the project:
"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."
No deal yet
But while the magic of technology can return the deceased rapper’s voice, it can’t twist the arms of TV execs to get them to run the series. So far, the show isn’t signed with a network.
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