Notorious B.I.G. to return to our TV as a cartoon ghost
NINETIES hip-hop is having a huge renaissance currently, mainly because it lends faux-credibility to horribly middle-class people, much like rock ‘n’ roll did in the ’70s. With that, comes a lot of opportunities for weird cash-ins. Tupac appeared as a hologram with Snoop and Dre on-stage and now, Notorious B.I.G. is to appear on our televisions as a cartoon ghost, like he’s Casper with an AK.
Biggie’s kids, CJ and T’yanna Wallace, have announced the plans, saying:
“It’s been 16 years since our dad was murdered and we miss him dearly.”
“This project 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 show will be called House of Wallace and it will follow the animated escapades of CJ and T’yanna, with guest appearances by stars of the music world, accompanied by the spectre of Biggie who will give advice to his offspring.
That’d be Big Poppa, giving advice like ‘don’t get shot’ and ‘slag off the West Coast at every opportunity.’
Of course, this being based in hip hop, production company Ossian Studios, are really looking at innovative ways of incorporating product placement. Puffy will no doubt be crowbarring Ciroc booze into this show as frequently as possible.
The story will look at the Wallaces efforts to “re-energise” their father’s studio and they’ll do that by getting famous people to record commercial jingles there.
“Some of the world’s greatest talents lend their voices and abilities to some of the world’s best-known brand names,” said a press release. Ossian’s president, Wally Eltawashy, declared that House of Wallace’s “creative format will allow for advertising integration in the truest, purest sense of the term. This could well be the very first animated programme to incorporate creative shops (and their brand partners) directly into the narrative.”
If that doesn’t sound bad enough, the show is boasting that House of Wallace will feature “reimagined renditions of classics from [Biggie's] catalogue”.
Maybe Juicy will end up being a song about Tena Lady? Either way, this is guaranteed to be better than ‘Hammer Man’, MC Hammer’s dreadful foray into cartoons.