Life After Death: The Notorious B.I.G.'s Hologram Maybe Hitting A Stage Sooner Than Imagined
In the age of IRL hover boards, legal weed and the legitimate (and terrifying) prospect of a Donald Trump presidency, pop and rap stars being resurrected by way of hologram doesn’t exactly fall out of the realm of possibility. In fact, we should all probably brace ourselves to be reacquainted with our most beloved fallen pioneers in the most uncomfortable way imaginable, that being a computer-generated posthumous hologram, of course.
Over the years, we’ve seen Tupac, Michael Jackson and quite a few others (those being the most high-profile figures to have received the digital resurrection treatment.) But now it seems yet another icon will be brought back from the grave, as the architects of the holographic entertainment generation, ARHT, have acquired the rights to The Notorious B.I.G.’s likeness, teaming with Voletta Wallace (his mother) and Faith Evans to develop a “Humagram,” which, according to Billboard, could makes its debut in a forthcoming music video for Evans’ long-awaited posthumous duet album with the BK legend, The King & I.
And while we don’t know just how this “Humagram” saga will turn out, we do know that it already sounds insanely creepy. And we want no part in it. That said, Puff Daddy recently announced two back-to-back Bad Boy Family Reunion shows at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center (just steps away from the Biggie’s old block) one of which will land on what would have been cinematic rap pioneer’s 44th birthday. So if there were ever an opportunity to plug in and give this thing a run, our bets are on May 21st at Barclays.