The Notorious B.I.G.‘s estate is partnering with Meta, Willingie and Gunpowder & Sky for a virtual concert that will be the culmination of the late rapper’s 50th birthday celebration.
Set for December 16, The Notorious B.I.G. Sky’s The Limit: A VR Concert Experience will take see Biggie, born Christopher Wallace, hit the stage in avatar form to perform some of his classic hits alongside Diddy, The Lox, Latto, Lil’ Cease, Nardo Wick and DJ Clark Kent. In addition, the late rapper will take fans via Meta Horizon Worlds through a day of his life in The Brook, a virtual recreation of his Brooklyn neighborhood in the ’90s. Journalist Touré will write and voice Biggie in the narration.
Biggie was killed in a drive-by shooting on March 9, 1997. He would have turned 50 on May 21, 2022. Voletta Wallace says her son being brought to life virtually is sometimes a hard concept to grasp.
“Having the ability to create a variance of new opportunity to showcase my son Christopher’s music through the advancement of technology is hard for me to grasp at times, however, I’ve found so much excitement in the process of developing his avatar, understanding the value added for fans to experience him in ways unattainable till now,” she says in a statement. “Thank you to all who have contributed to bringing this project to fruition.”
The immersive experience will stream exclusively in Venues in Meta Horizon Worlds, Meta Quest TV and The Notorious B.I.G.’s Facebook page at 6 p.m. PT.
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