A new animated T.V. series, "House Of Wallace," features the children of Notorious B.I.G as they try to keep their late father's studio open.
We just celebrated the anniversary of Notorious B.I.G.'s passing a few days ago, and fans of the legendary rappers continue to pay tribute to Biggie. Papoose just released a freestyle dedicated to the NY native, and he is just one of many rappers who have somehow honored the iconic rapper's death anniversary.
Those who miss Biggie may be happy to hear that the Notorious B.I.G. will live on through a new animated T.V. series. The series, titled "House of Wallace" was recently announced by Ossian Media, and has the approval of B.I.G.'s children, C.J. and T'yanna Wallace, as the brother and sister will feature in the show.
The cartoon series will follow the dramatic adventures of the children of Biggie, as they take on Brooklyn, and as they attempt to keep their late father's music studio in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood open.
T'yanna and C.J. spoke on keeping the spirit of their father alive through this 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."
As of now, the series has no official network, so stay tuned for more details on the "House of Wallace" in the coming months.
Read an excerpt from Ossian about the premise of the show, and the famed studio of Biggie, below.
As legend has it, B.I.G. built his own studio to consolidate creative control once his musical career began to flourish. Now, it serves as the inspiration for both the series' name and its central storytelling locale. An international music conglomerate threatens to buy out the House of Wallace and replace it with a cookie cutter "entertainment factory". However, C.J. and T'yanna stand up for its ‘Notorious heritage’ and the "real" music it represents, attempting to re-energize the studio and elevate it to the status of a modern hit-maker. 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.
Facing a hostile corporate takeover, C.J. and T’yanna are guided to invent a novel approach to creating alternative revenue streams – re-imagining their Dad’s studio as a ‘jingle house by day’, where some of the world’s greatest talents lend their voices and abilities to some of the world’s best-known brand names. By night they return to the studio to work on their own musical projects, all while being inspired by the association with Biggie’s studio sound. “Come to cut a multi-platinum new album, stay to record a hit commercial!” is the phrase they like to employ as a means of enticing these artists to participate in their fledgling jingle ‘side business’.