Hip-hop mogul Sean '' Combs remembered his late protege Notorious B.I.G. on Monday (21Oct13) as he returned to the rapper's childhood home in New York to launch his new Tv network.

The Bad Boy Records boss officially unveiled his RevoltTv project with a trip down memory lane, appearing on the steps of the Hypnotize hitmaker's old Brooklyn pad as he credited his tragic pal with helping him achieve his dreams.

He told viewers, "Biggie and I had this dream. We set off on a journey together. He was my partner. He was fearless. He inspires me. And today, Biggie will help to launch Revolt. Today, that dream becomes a reality... This is not my network, this is your network."

Combs announced plans for his own Tv network last year (12) and scored a lucrative deal with Tv giant Time Warner Cable to carry his music cable channel to around 12 million subscribers across America in June (13).

Notorious B.I.G., real name Christopher Wallace, was shot and killed in a Los Angeles drive-by in 1997. His murder remains unsolved.