The Notorious BIG is headed to the small screen — kind of.
TBS is developing a scripted comedy series loosely based on the life and lyrics of the legendary rapper. Currently titled “Think BIG,” the show will follow an inner-city teen trying to earn a living for his young daughter and son.
No word yet on which lyrics specifically will serve as the basis for the series, but who wouldn’t love to watch a show based on “Big Poppa?” Because the question remains, “Who they attractin’ with that line/’What’s your name? What’s your sign?'”
Mass Appeal created the show and will produce along with Wayne Barrow from Bystorm Films and Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace for Notorious BIG, Inc.
BIG was born Christopher Wallace and also went by the name Biggie Smalls. He rose from a life of poverty and drug dealing in Brooklyn, New York, to become one of the most influential rappers of all time.
His debut album “Ready to Die” went platinum four times and helped put East Coast rap back on the map. He also famously feuded with Tupac Shakur and other West Coast rappers. The two would die within months of each other in still-unsolved drive-by shootings.