The Notorious B.I.G is coming back to life, In the metaverse that is. Biggie’s estate has partnered with Burst Live Inc. and Surreal Events to create “The Brook,” which is a recreated version of Biggies hometown of Brooklyn. Inside The Brook, there will be a virtual model of Biggie himself. The space is set to be fully ready by the end of this year, “The Brook” allows users to walk around the virtual neighborhood, purchase real estate, attend concerts, and buy and sell NFTs. To participate, users will have to create an account on The Brook website.
“The Brook” will be available to access on desktop and mobile devices and is slated to launch activations with VR headsets later this year.“Technology continues to create opportunities that are beyond one’s imagination and I’m excited that we are stepping into the future with a beautiful rendition of a hyperrealistic avatar of my son Christopher,” Voletta Wallace, Biggie’s mother, said in a statement. “I’m thankful for our wonderful team of creative partners for their work to deliver Biggie into new media for his fans to enjoy.”
To see Biggie, users must create accounts on The Brook website and you can access the world on the desktop or mobile devices. The Brook is also expected to have activations later this fall that will require VR headsets.