In honor of The Notorious B.I.G.’s 50th birthday, Meta is hosting a VR concert experience next month that aims to bring together a host of musical guests alongside a realistic avatar of the Brooklyn-born rapper, who left this mortal coil back in 1997.

The Notorious B.I.G. Sky’s The Limit: A VR Concert Experience is set to take place on December 16th, bringing to Meta Horizon Worlds what the company calls a “hyper-realistic avatar” of Biggie, set to take place in a virtual recreation of ’90s Brooklyn called ‘The Brook’.

Following a narrative journey written and voiced by American writer and music journalist Touré, the concert will feature hits from Biggie’s catalog, including guest performances by Sean “Diddy” Combs, The Lox, Latto, Nardo Wick, Lil’ Cease, DJ Clark Kent, and more.

The VR version will be exclusively available to Quest owners via Meta Horizon Worlds, but will also be broadcast in 2D form via the official Notorious B.I.G. Facebook page if you don’t own either a Quest 2 or Quest Pro.

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  • Runesr2

    So RoadToVR is becoming RoadToLowEndPhoneVR…

    Lonn review?

    Ferd just arrived and devs recommend a 3080 Ti – not a word?

    I’ve been reading this site for years, daily, but this constant covering of bottom-end Quest/Horizon garbage is getting way too much!

    • I’ll agree with ya on *that*: “Horizon” absolutely IS hot garbage …. lol

    • ViRGiN

      What’s there to review?
      Scam game Vail?
      Crappy LONN that peaked 15 players?
      Ferd – another railway ‘shooter’?

      • namekuseijin

        Tbh, I’d want to play Lonn if available on Quest.

        • ViRGiN

          Certainly more adequate for Quest, but it looks really boring. I guess I’d prefer Compound on Quest. When is that releasing?
          Anyway, the whole year it’s been pretty much Contractors VR for me.

          • namekuseijin

            Contractors is great fun in short bursts, but I’m simply not much into multiplayer games. yeah, looking forward for Compound too.

      • ViRGiN

        It’s on steam. I need to cry.

    • Jonathan Winters III

      Yeah, NO mention of LONN. I think this site is biased towards the dev, it’s obvious something’s up.

  • Ad

    Wow this industry has hit a new low. Just a sea of clueless white guys making fools of themselves and trying to squeeze anything they can for cash, even this corpse. You should mention this is tied to an NFT scam too.

    • NL_VR

      how do you know all clueless are white guys? maybe there are som clueless black women also :P

      • cleaverboy

        Yeah it’s definitely just clueless white guys in their late 30s and 40s spring around thinking, “you know what’s cool? Rap!! And the biggest name in rap is B. I G.!! “

  • ViRGiN

    This sounds better than entire Beat Saber lineup combined.

  • Tommy

    Gotta agree with that. Been playing nothing but Cotractors and Deep Rock Galactic for the last few months.

  • ApocalypseShadow

    They are just trying to be hip. Just like Disney is using Run for hip hop Christmas stuff like the nutcracker. That’s not new. But there are those that liked notorious bigs stuff. I did. And I’m from the west coast. Not all of it but he had some good stuff. It’s funny how today we look back and use today’s words to describe people. Surprised you didn’t use the word gaslight in your comment as well.

    Anyway, I liked Depeche Mode as well. Grew up on them among other bands. And I’m black here in the States. But I guess cocaine, heroin, alcohol, ecstacy, and prescription drug use in DM and The Smiths make them great role models don’t it?

    It’s not all sweet and candy there either. And they all had questionable lyrics or titles that might have offended somebody. Including biggy.

  • Tommy

    Haven’t tried Among Us yet. Looks basic but everyone I talk to says it’s fun

  • Guest

    Because convex poly’s are easier to stuff than concave poly’s, haha

    • Jonathan Winters III

      Exactly my first thought!

  • “To commemorate what would have been Biggie’s 50th birthday, BURST Live,
    in partnership with the Notorious B.I.G. Estate, HYPERREAL®, and SURREAL
    Events is creating a gamified virtual metaverse, “The Brook,” that
    takes users back to old school Brooklyn of the 1990s.”

    I’m afraid the event is hosted on Surreal Events and broadcasted to Horizon

  • Martin

    This will result in about 10 of the weirdest people checking it out on horizon worlds for a few minutes at best, seeing that yep, VR is still sh&t, and then head back to VR Chat to continue harassing strangers online because they have no parental guidance in real life.

    Just because a spoiled little boy (Zuckerberg) has a lot of money and a vision, doesn’t mean it’s real. Billions spent on this. Anyone, just go into that horizon thing he’s built and then come here with a straight face and tell me that’s the future.

    If it is… that’s horrendous and terrifying. If you think mental health is bad now, just wait until sh&t like this grabs everyone’s attention.

    • Jeff is beck

      Calm down billy

  • NL_VR

    Haha ok this was new to me

  • Jeff is beck

    I love biggie but I doubt most of these crackers playing vr would care about this

  • Jeff is beck

    Such a pale face comment

  • JS

    You have a problem with Johnny Cash too?

  • nullcodes

    How can it be “hyperrealistic, when the pixels-per-degree resolution of VR headsets are 4x lower than what is needed for 20/20 vision?

  • RandomNinja

    Fck I thought it would end here

  • ChocoboKnight

    Perfect end for both of them i guess.