Nearly 20 years after Notorious B.I.G.’s death, his music continues to live on in fresh, unexpected ways.
On Thursday, TBS announced that it’s developing a scripted comedy series called Think B.I.G., with episode plot lines drawing from the New York rap icon’s lyrics. Coproduced by Voletta Wallace (Biggie’s mother), the series will reportedly follow “the misadventures of an inner-city teen desperately trying to create a better future for his daughter and infant son.” That synopsis doesn’t sound too far removed from the real life of B.I.G., who grew up in Brooklyn and became a dad at age 21.
Think B.I.G. is just the latest Biggie-honoring project as of late. In May, Bad Boy celebrated the late, great artist’s birthday with two reunion concerts in Brooklyn. A Biggie hologram is also reportedly in the works, as is a posthumous album spearheaded by his ex-wife, Faith Evans.
No word yet on when the series will premiere, but suffice to say, we’re looking forward to seeing how Big’s notorious lyrics come to life onscreen.