Exactly sixteen years after slain rapper Notorious B.I.G.’s death, it was announced that his two children T’Yanna Wallace, 18 and Christopher Wallace Jr., 16 will be keeping the Brooklyn emcee’s memory alive by starring in a new animated series entitled, House of Wallace, reports the Los Angeles Times.
The show’s plot will center around T’Yanna and C.J.’s attempts at maitaining their father’s legacy by fighting to keep the doors of his New York City recording studio open. In the Ossain Media produced show, the children will be battling against a global music conglomerate that seeks to acquire the studio and turn into a more uniform, “cookie-cutter entertainment factory.” The offspring of the late hip hop megastar are presented with the task of re-branding and reviving the studio. The Wallace children realize that they must garner some sort of income to fund their efforts, so in addition to their own musical projects, they start a jingle company. As with any great animated series, the protagonists are expected to experience humorous hiccups along the way.
Both T’Yanna and Christopher Jr. will serve as the voice actors for their individual characters. As if that isn’t interesting enough, the spirit of the gunned down emcee is said to be a key character in the storyline, as he will guide them through their dutiful tasks.
The LA Times also reports that the show is expected to feature “re-imagined” renditions of Biggie’s popular songs, in addition to original music from guest stars.
“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 slain rapper’s son and daughter expressed in an issued statement.
So far, the show has not been picked up by a network, but Ossain representatives say there are a few serious prospects who are interested.
This sounds like a really great idea and a creative way for Biggie’s children to carry on their father’s legacy.
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