Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Biggie Smalls: Notorious ghost dad?

Ghost Biggie, courtesy South Park
In yet another example of how tragically gunned-down rappers are living on, a press release announced that The Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a Christopher Wallace, 1972-1997) will be the spectral subject of a new animated series featuring his children, C.J. (16) and T’yanna (19). The kiddos will voice their own characters and are really excited about carrying on his legacy.

The series, titled House of Wallace and "will follow them in their dramatic journey as they attempt to keep his studio in Bedford-Stuyvesant/Brooklyn alive, despite numerous trials and tribulations."

But the big daddy ghost "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."

The show has not signed with a network yet but we’ll let you know when the series will air.

Of course, this isn't the first time B.I.G. has appeared in paranormal form. In a 2006 South Park, when the gates of hell were opened and Satan rented out the W hotel for a Super Sweet 16/Halloween party, ghost-Biggie relies on Butters to get him to the party (after saying his name in a mirror three times and being summoned, of course).

So, considering the news, how long before a rival Tupac ghost show is announced? We can only hope not long.