Life After Death: A Biggie Hologram Is Actually Happening
Following Tupac and Eazy-E‘s “resurrections” at Coachella and Rock The Bells, respectively, The Notorious B.I.G. is set to become the latest MC brought back to life in hologram form this year. According to Billboard, Los Angeles-based holographic technology company ARHT Media have secured the rights to Biggie’s hologram after striking a deal with ByStorm Entertainment, who handles the late rapper’s estate alongside his mother Voletta Wallace and widow Faith Evans.
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The first order of business for Biggie’s hologram (or “Humagram,” as ARHT Media calls it) is an appearance in Faith Evans’ upcoming music video, followed by a potential tour. “What we’re gonna start with is a video with the first single from [Faith Evans’ new album] The King & I then I think Faith wants to do a little tour,” said ARHT Media founder Rene Bharti. There’s also speculation that Biggie’s hologram could perform at next month’s Bad Boy reunion concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Although the idea of a Biggie hologram might be unsettling to some fans, his mother, for one, is on board. “This project has been a long-time coming, and it is very special to me,” said Ms. Wallace. “Words can’t even capture how elated I am for the world to finally see my son again on stage and beyond. Christopher’s impact and legacy will not only live through his past work, but also the new experiences which have been made possible through ARHT Media.”