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Biggie Smalls' ghost will feature in a new cartoon animated series starring the late rapper's children.
According to producers, Chris Wallace, the hip hop star also known as the Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls, will feature in the new animated series produced by Ossian Media.
Biggie Small's children, C.J. and T'yanna Wallace, will be the main stars of the show, while their father, who died in 1997 aged just 24, will feature in "ethereal form." The kids will be shown in the series running their father's New York recording studio.
A synopsis of the new series released by the producers has described that Biggie Smalls will be "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 series will also feature original songs, as well as other re-imagined renditions of classics from the Notorious B.I.G.'s catalog of hits.
T'yanna and C.J. Wallace said in a statement, "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."
Meanwhile, Ossian Media President Wally Eltawashy, has also stated: "Ossian is excited to commence work with C.J. and T'yanna on this project. Furthermore, it is Ossian's distinct honor and privilege to be entrusted with furthering the legacy of one of the world's greatest modern musical talents. The show's creative format will allow for advertising integration in the truest, purest sense of the term -- this could well be the very first animated program to incorporate creative shops [and their brand partners] directly into the narrative."
The new series has not yet been given a premiere date.
Here is a video of Chris Wallace's son in an interview about his new film with Will Ferrell: