Many people have said that the Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G. was hilarious in person. However, comedy isn’t necessarily the first thing people think of when remembering Biggie’s bars. Nevertheless, TBS is digging into Frank White’s rhymes to create a half-hour, scripted comedy series based on his lyrics, titled Think B.I.G..
The Hollywood Reporter writes:
Titled Think B.I.G., the series will chronicle the misadventures of an inner-city teen desperately trying to create a better future for his daughter and infant son. The plot will be loosely based on his lyrics
The comedy is being produced and created by Mass Appeal, in partnership with Wayne Barrow of Bystorm Films and Voletta Wallace for Notorious B.I.G. Inc.
Think B.I.G. comes nearly 20 years after the rapper (born Christopher George Latore Wallace and also known as Biggie Smalls) was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. His albums, which featured often semi-autobiographical lyrics, have sold more than 17 million copies in the U.S. alone.
Is this a good idea? Since Ms. Wallace is on-board, it can’t be too bad. We shall see