The Notorious B.I.G.’s Hologram Is Coming Soon, With The Blessing Of His Family & Friends
Last month, Faith Evans announced that she was working on a duets album of music with The Notorious B.I.G. The revelation was shocking, in that it was believed that there were not many remaining unused vocals of B.I.G., after the posthumous releases of Born Again and Duets: The Final Chapter. In speaking about the album, titled The King & I, Faith also revealed that a hologram was a possibility for a music video and performing. Now, Billboard is reporting that the hologram will be a reality, and extensive details have surfaced.
According to the article, ARHT Media has obtained the rights to create a Biggie hologram from Mark Pitts’ Bystorm Entertainment. Pitts (B.I.G.’s former manager), controls the rights to Christopher Wallace’s estate, along with Evans and Voletta Wallace, B.I.G.’s mother. In speaking about the hologram, Ms. Wallace said “This project has been a long-time coming, and it is very special to me. 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.”
Faith also spoke in more detail about the technology, saying ““After seeing all the technologies out there, I realized right away that ARHT Media would be the best partner to bring back Notorious B.I.G. I look forward to continue working with them and presenting the world with his Humagram in both video and stage format, through the release of my album The King & I.” Billboard reports that the first appearance of the hologram will be in the first music video for the album.
One of the first major “performances” by a hologram came in 2012, when a virtual Tupac Shakur stunned onlookers at Coachella, during a set with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. Since then, various holograms have performed and been discussed, to mixed reviews. How do you feel about a Biggie “humagram,” and the technology, generally?