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Meta Announces The Notorious B.I.G. VR Concert Experience

Meta is celebrating what would have been the 50th birthday of The Notorious B.I.G. with the VR concert experience, Sky’s the Limit.

Arriving on December 16, the event is being developed alongside the estate of the rap legend and will feature Biggie performing his classics as a “true-to-life, hyperrealistic” avatar. Fans will also be brought along a “narrative journey” of a virtually-recreated ’90s Brooklyn in The Brook on Meta Horizon Worlds, with writer and music journalist Touré performing as the speaking voice of the rapper. In addition, Diddy, The LOX, Latto, Nardo Wick, Lil’ Cease, and DJ Clark Kent will all be performing with the avatar of The Notorious B.I.G.

Notorious B.I.G. VR Concert on Meta to Feature Avatar of Rapper - Variety

“Having the ability to create a variance of a new opportunity to showcase my son Christopher’s music through the advancement of technology is hard for me to grasp at times,” Voletta Wallace, the mother of the late rapper, said in a statement. “However, I’ve found so much excitement in the process of developing his avatar, understanding the value added for fans to experience him in ways unattainable until now. Thank you to all who have contributed to bringing this project to fruition.”

Watch the full trailer above. The Notorious B.I.G. Sky’s the Limit: A VR Concert Experience premieres December 16.