Notorious B.I.G. and his kids get animated: Other hip-hop cartoons

Late rapper the Notorious B.I.G.’s children,  16-year old C.J. Wallace and 19-year old T’yanna Wallace, could become the stars of their very own animated series that also serves as a tribute to their deceased father. With the 16th anniversary of Biggie’s murder having just passed on March 9, Ossian Media announced that the teens are slated to star in a new show called “House of Wallace.”

The show features the kids working to maintain their legendary father’s recording studio and battling to keep it out of the hands of an evil corporation. Biggie is even expected to appear as a spirit that helps guide his children through adversity.

It is being reported that there will be other musical guests on the series.

A representative for Ossian says “a few serious networks are in discussion.”Since his death, Biggie has been featured on “South Park” and was the subject of a 2009 biopic, Notorious.

Hip-hop cartoons are nothing new. There have been several rappers that have made cameos on popular shows like “The Simpsons,” “The Boondocks,” and “King of the Hill.” And “South Park” has taken great joy in poking fun at many of hip-hop’s biggest stars.

But there have only been a few rappers who’ve actually starred in an animated show. Here are five of the strangest hip-hop cartoons …

Stereo Williams
Stereo Williams

Todd "Stereo" Williams, entertainment writer based in New York City. He co-founded Thirty 2 Oh 1 Productions, an indie film company.



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