It's been 16 years since Notorious B.I.G., born as Christopher Wallace, was gunned down in L.A., but it now appears that his spirit will live on. In cartoon form, at least.
A company called Ossian Media this week announced a new animated series starring Nororious B.I.G.'s children, C.J. and T'yanna. The cartoon will be named House of Wallace, and will follow C.J. and T'yanna as they attempt to keep their father's studio from being turned over to some bland music conglomerate. The ghost of their father will be a major character in the series, guiding them with advice.
"It's been 16 years since our Dad was murdered and we miss him dearly," said T'yanna and C.J. Wallace in a statement released this week. "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,"
C.J. and T'yanna will be voicing their own characters, and the statement also promises that "a bevy of musical artists" will appear as guests on the show. The show will also feature "advertising integration," meaning that Ossian brand partners could be incorporated "directly into the narrative."