March 12, 2013


Notorious B.I.G. Is Seriously Turning Into a Cartoon Ghost

Chris Walter
Chris Walter

If you thought that posthumous Notorious B.I.G. album Duets: The Final Chapter didn't quite milk the rapper's legacy enough, well, then you're in luck! Because Biggie Smalls is about to become a cartoon ghost that helps kids with their problems thanks to a series called House of Wallace.

If this makes the news any easier to stomach, the kids in question will be voiced by the real-life surviving children of the late rapper, C.J. and T'yanna Wallace. His teenage kids will play animated versions of themselves who struggle to save Biggie's Brooklyn recording studio from "a hostile corporate takeover" that intends to turn it into "a cookie cutter entertainment factory." 

Clearly, resurrecting dead rappers for cartoon shows is not considered corporately-motivated or related to "entertainment."

Aiding them in their quest to protect their father's legacy is Biggie himself… sort of. "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," reads the press release. Because who better to protect his legacy than, presumably, a voice actor doing his best Biggie imitation for a children's cartoon?

House of Wallace has yet to get a premiere date, but the press release promises "a bevy of musical artists will also appear on the show, alongside a hilarious and endearingly-affable staff of studio employees." So, yes, you should probably steel yourself for real-life Diddy rapping with a toon-spirit version of his late recording partner.