November 25, 2022

The Infamous B.I.G. will develop into a “true-to-life, hyperrealistic” avatar in a forthcoming virtual-reality live performance, coming solely to Meta’s VR and Fb platforms. The Infamous B.I.G. Sky’s the Restrict: A VR Live performance Expertise is about to premiere December sixteenth in honor of what would’ve been the late rapper’s fiftieth birthday.

Sky’s the Restrict is produced in collaboration with the Infamous B.I.G. Property, and can characteristic the avatar Biggie spitting by beloved classics from his discography. Moreover, he’ll lead followers on a VR expertise in Meta Horizon Worlds in “The Brook,” a digital recreation of his Brooklyn hometown within the ’90s. With Biggie’s talking voice carried out by author and music journalist Touré, the VR expertise will probably be a “narrative journey” by a day within the rapper’s life.

Biggie’s mom Voletta Wallace stated in a press release: “Being able to create a variance of latest alternative to showcase my son Christopher’s music by the development of expertise is difficult for me to understand at occasions. Nevertheless, I’ve discovered a lot pleasure within the technique of growing his avatar, understanding the worth added for followers to expertise him in methods unattainable till now. Thanks to all who’ve contributed to bringing this venture to fruition.”

Sean “Diddy” Combs, The Lox, Latto, Nardo Wick, Lil’ Stop, and DJ Clark Kent are all additionally set to carry out alongside Biggie’s avatar, though it’s unclear precisely how they’ll pull that off. We’re undecided that is what Biggie meant when he stated “sicker than you’re common,” however — oh properly. RSVP to Sky’s the Restrict right here, and see the digitized Infamous B.I.G. within the trailer for the live performance under.

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