The Infamous B.I.G. will grow to be a “true-to-life, hyperrealistic” avatar in a forthcoming virtual-reality live performance, coming completely 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 via 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 can be a “narrative journey” via a day within the rapper’s life.
Biggie’s mom Voletta Wallace stated in an announcement: “Being able to create a variance of recent alternative to showcase my son Christopher’s music via the development of expertise is tough for me to understand at occasions. Nonetheless, 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 unsure that is what Biggie meant when he stated “sicker than you’re common,” however — oh nicely. RSVP to Sky’s the Restrict right here, and see the digitized Infamous B.I.G. within the trailer for the live performance under.