In reality bending news that will surely salivate the mouths of hip-hop and Star Wars fans everywhere (there’s some overlap there, surely), Billboard is reporting that Faith Evans, widow of Notorious B.I.G. has given us an update on not only the still in the works posthumous album with her late husband, but that a hologram of Biggie is also coming down the digital pipeline.
The news offers up the sweat inducing thought of an epic rap battle and subsequent superhero team up (that’s how these things work right?) with fellow hologram/higher dimensional being, Tupac Shakur, who famously drifted into temporary existence at Coachella 2012 causing revellers to lose their collective minds.
Talking on the Dame Dash Radio show, Evans gave an update on the projects saying, “I had no idea how I was gonna even go about it but it’s been coming along pretty awesome. If he was alive, I know we would’ve done something like this but the way it’s coming together, the way I’m using his vocals, it’s just giving his stuff new life. I think people are gonna really enjoy it.”
As for Notorious in hologram form, Spin reports that the company that made Tupac look like a giant space chess piece, the woefully unimaginatively named Holograms USA, have been in ongoing talks between both interested parties but were “unable to announce any plans at this time.” Evans explains further (as per NME) that they are in development for the hologram and plans to debut it in a music video first before any plans for a live performance.
The use of holographic technology to resurrect sorely missed artists certainly opens doors to a new kind of concert experience if done the right and respectable way, and not reduced to a essentially a glorified .GIF image. Check out the full interview with Faith Evans below, and join us in praying to the lord Biggie that this comes true.