- C.J. Wallace, son of slain rapper B.I.G., has released his first music project.
- The album samples covers of some of his father's songs.
- While many would have expected C.J. to go into rap, the album is actually a house/dance album.
Christopher "C.J." Wallace, Jr., the son of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G., has ventured into music.
In an interview with Billboard, the 23-year-old opens up about his first release which is inspired by some of his father's tracks.
While most would have expected Biggie's son to become a rapper, C.J.'s first album is actually a house/dance music mix called, Ready to Dance. The project has been released under his Frank White brand which he owns alongside Willie Mack and Todd Russaw.
"I've always wanted to do something with my dad's music, but I've been very scared of it for the longest time. I just avoided it because you don't wanna mess up anything great," he told the publication.
Ready to Dance does not use any original samples from Biggie's music, but rather, is an interpretation of the rapper's hits using samples from covers.
The first track from the album is Big Poppa (House Mix).
Listen to it here:
C.J. says he never really planned to get into dance music but discovered it when he started attending Coachella with his friends.
Other B.I.G. covers which will be sampled on the album includes Mo Money Mo Problems and Sky's The Limit, which C.J. says is one of his favourites.
"I have a huge emotional tie to it. I still wish I could've been old enough to be in that video, but that's a different conversation," he adds.
C.J. was just five months old when his father was killed.
Compiled by Nikita Coetzee (Source: Billboard)