Twenty-five years after his death, rap legend Biggie Smalls will return to the stage as an avatar in a virtual-reality concert on Meta’s VR and Facebook platforms.

The Internet is buzzing with news legendary rapper Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” a.k.a. Biggie Smalls a.k.a. Frank White, will make a return to the stage in a much hyped virtual reality concert exclusively on Meta and Facebook. Developed in collaboration with the late rapper’s mother Voletta Wallace and his estate, the VR concert will feature a “hyper-realistic” avatar of Wallace performing his greatest hits. The action will unfold in a metaverse called, “The Brook,” based on Wallace’s Brooklyn neighborhood. Watch, “The Brook” teaser below:

The concert is in celebration of the late rapper’s 50th birthday. On March 9, 1997, Wallace was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, after leaving a Vibe Magazine party.

In order to view,“The Notorious B.I.G. Sky’s The Limit: A VR Concert Experience,” viewers must use MetaQuest 2 or MetaQuest Pro VR headset. Not to worry, those without the VR headset can watch the 2-D version on the official Notorious B.I.G. Facebook Page.

The concert will debut Dec. 16 exclusively in the “Venues” section of Meta Horizon Worlds and in Meta Quest TV.

Watch the teaser to the VR concert below:

https://www.facebook.com/NotoriousBIG/videos/378435421107222/

This post was curated by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow Nsenga on Twitter @Ntellectual. Follow The Burton Wire on Instagram or Twitter @TheBurtonWire. 

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