The ghost of Notorious B.I.G. will star as a ghost alongside his children, C.J. Wallace, 16, and T'yanna Wallace, 19, in the new animated series “House of Wallace.” The new show will be developed by Ossian Media.
Christopher Wallace, better known as Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls, was shot and killed at the age of 24 in Las Vegas in 1997. Speaking about the creation of “House of Wallace,” C.J and T’yanna say in statement published on Ossian’s website: “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.”
The animated “House of Wallace” will honor the legacy of Biggie Smalls and will also feature his ghost as a character saying, “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.”
The new cartoon will focus on C.J and T’yanna as they try to preserve their father’s Bedford-Stuyvestant studio in Brooklyn. A giant music company wants to take over the studio, known as House of Wallace, and turn it into a hit factory, producing radio-friendly bands and destroying the legacy of Biggie Smalls. C.J and T’yanna will work to keep control of House of Wallace by using the studio to create commercial jingles by day, with the help of famous musical guests, with the motto “Come to cut a multiplatinum new album, stay to record a hit commercial” and by night recording original music inspired by their father.
According to the statement, “House of Wallace” will feature musical guests, as well as the “endearingly affable staff of studio employees,” and the show will include original songs by artists and “reimagined renditions” from the Biggie Smalls catalog. Billboard notes that “House of Wallace” has not found a home yet, but Ossian says they are in negotiation with several networks.
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.