Scout’s honor. This is not an April Fools Day joke come early. And I’m, for sure, certainly no expert about hip-hop. All I know is what was stated in the official press release.
This being a press release from Ossian Media, a Miami-based production and media company which currently has several projects “in the pipeline,” and their latest venture is the upcoming animated TV series House of Wallace.
The series will feature B.I.G.’s children C.J. and T’yanna (who will be doing their own voices) as the program’s main characters, and will
follow them in their dramatic journey as they attempt to keep his studio in
Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn alive, despite numerous trials and tribulations.
But here’s the kicker in the press release’s own words:
“As legend has it, B.I.G. built his own studio to
consolidate creative control once his musical career began to flourish. Now, it
serves as the inspiration for both the series’ name and its central
storytelling locale. An international music conglomerate threatens to buy out
the House of Wallace and replace it with a cookie cutter “entertainment
It goes on…
“However, C.J. and T’yanna stand up for its ‘Notorious heritage’
and the “real” music it represents, attempting to re-energize the
studio and elevate it to the status of a modern hit-maker. 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”.
And according to Wally Eltawashy, the president of Ossian Media:
“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… a bevy of musical
artists will also appear on the show, alongside a hilarious and
endearingly-affable staff of studio employees. Music will constitute a central
component of the show, including original songs from guest stars and
re-imagined renditions of classics from the Wallace catalog”.
So do you like the idea or not? Don’t ask me. I wouldn’t have a clue.