Hip-Hop Turns 50 - Frank White
Our story begins in the tough streets of Brooklyn, New York, where a young man known by his peers as “Biggie,” is trying to escape his circumstances. Despite finding himself embroiled in the local crime scene, Biggie discovers an outlet and hope for a different life when he stumbles upon his hidden talent at a neighborhood block party.
Biggie’s words and rhythms breathe life into his dreams. Guided by the player, Biggie hones his lyrical prowess through various rap battles, earning respect and gradually solidifying his presence in the rap scene.
The game unfolds Biggie’s journey, interweaving encounters with fellow musicians, industry giants, and complicated friendships and rivalries. Balancing the allure of his emerging music career and the pull of his past life becomes a major part of the game’s narrative, directly affected by the player’s decisions.
Alongside his music journey, the game also underscores Biggie’s endeavors to liberate himself and his crew from the crime-ridden streets. The decisions players make during these critical points can drastically alter the game’s narrative, creating a web of different paths and outcomes.
The game reaches its crescendo when Biggie’s debut album, “Ready to Die,” hits the scene. While this achievement skyrockets him to fame, it simultaneously fuels the East Coast-West Coast rivalry, escalating tensions and danger.
“Frank White” is a compelling journey through Biggie’s life. From his struggles and victories to his unwavering love for hip-hop, players experience firsthand the resilience of a man who dared to dream beyond his circumstances, leaving an indelible mark on the world of music.