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Notorious B.I.G.'s Children to Star in New Animated Series

'House of Wallace' will feature 16-year-old C.J. and 19-year-old T'yanna Wallace

Notorious B.I.G. at the 12th Annual MTV Awards
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March 12, 2013 10:50 AM ET

Notorious B.I.G.'s children will star in a new animated series about the late rapper's recording studio. According to the Associated Press, House of Wallace features 16-year-old C.J. and 19-year-old T'yanna Wallace as they maintain the Brooklyn studio and defend it against a larger company. Notorious B.I.G. will appear in "spirit" and offer guidance to the youngsters as they hold down the studio. The show will also feature appearances from musical guests.

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House of Wallace has yet to find a home, though a representative for the show from Ossian Media says they're in discussion with "a few serious networks." Notorious B.I.G., born Christopher Wallace, was killed by a drive-by shooting on March 9th, 1997. He was 24. His autopsy report was released last December and indicated that only one bullet killed the rapper, though he was shot four times.

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