On Saturday, hip-hop aficionados everywhere raised a figurative glass to toast the Notorious B.I.G., who was fatally shot 16 years ago on March 9. The Brooklyn MC’s legacy is one that will be forever enduring, and now, thanks to a new animated series titled the “House of Wallace,” he will be more present than ever in contemporary culture.
“House of Wallace,” presented by Ossian Media, will star Biggie’s two children — 16-year-old C.J. Wallace and 19-year-old T’yanna Wallace — as they work to save their father’s recording studio in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, from corporate doom.
In the animated series, Biggie himself will make brief appearances as a ghost who helps to inspire the kids and keep them motivated on their quest to preserve a true piece of hip-hop culture. With his guidance they hatch up the brilliant plan to make the studio a “jingle house by day” — allowing artists to lend their star power to big brands — while still allowing it to remain as a powerhouse for musical creativity by night.
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,” C.J. and T’yanna explained in a press release. “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 voice their own characters on the show and they’ll have plenty of guest appearances from talented artists who will create original songs for the program. And, of course, expect some of Biggie’s classic hits to get an updated spin on the animated series.
“House of Wallace” has not been tied to a specific network as of yet.