Biggie’s legacy lives on through his latest estate venture with clothing brand Silly Humans and a popular Marvel comic book character.
A limited edition dead Pool a variant of the comic featuring The Notorious BIG was released last year. Now the New York native and the popular character – played by Ryan Reynolds in the film adaptation – have collaborated again.
On Monday, May 22, the official Silly Humans Instagram page shared a preview of the upcoming release which includes a hoodie that resembles the cover of dead PoolThe comic book variant featuring the New York rapper.
At the moment, no release date has been announced, but it should arrive soon. The news was also shared on Biggie’s Instagram page, with a clip of Reynolds as the Marvel star sharing the news in cryptic fashion.
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Despite his death in March 1997, Biggie still maintains a strong presence in culture, with people always finding new ways to celebrate him.
Recently, Timbaland faced major backlash after he shared a clip of himself using the rapper’s AI-generated vocals for a new track. However, according to the producer, the move was part of something bigger.
As Timbaland explained to Forbes magazine, he plans to “commercialize artificial intelligence software” with the goal of “revolutionizing the way songs are made,” with his latest venture, AI-inspired voice-filtering software.
“It’s really going to be a new way to create and a new way to make money cheaply,” he said. “I’m already here. That’s what I’m doing. I’m going to lead the way.
In other related news, it was reported that Biggie once helped Ma$e out of a financial bind with a ghostwriting gig.
Lance “Un” Rivera recently met Vlad TV to reflect on the fact that Biggie paid the Harlem native to write Lil Cease’s “Crush On You,” which helped alleviate the financial hardship he allegedly faced due to an unfavorable deal he made with Diddy at Bad Bad Boy Records.
“Puff signed Ma$e, so can you imagine what kind of contract Ma$e got? Because BIG just released that same contract,” Un told Vlad. “The LOX all came out of the same contracts. So BIG raps with Ma$e on the remix of 112 (“Only You”), Ma$e is broke.
“So BIG says, ‘One, give Ma$ea a check and he’ll write for Cease.’ Ma$e is coming back with a record called “Crush On You” for the Lil Cease album…I think we paid him $7,500 per record and he did six records. He comes back with ‘Crush On You’ and there are three verses with Lil Cease on it.