The Hip-Hop world has seen late rappers Eazy-E, Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Tupac return in hologram. So it should be no surprise that the Notorious B.I.G. will be getting the hologram treatment.
According to Billboard, ARHT Media has secured the rights to the Notorious B.I.G.’s hologram likeness. The company partnered with ByStorm Media, Faith Evans and Voletta Wallace, who all handles the late, great rapper’s estate.
Via the partnership, Frank White will be seen again in videos and on stage. Reportedly, Bystorm’s Mark “Gucci” Pitts and Wayne Barrow spent nine months making sure ARHT was up to the job.
“They’ve seen all the competitors. Wayne Barrow has been looking all over the world for the right company to do this hologram,”ARHT Media founder Rene Bharti told Billboard. “When it comes to [working with] someone who used to be your friend and working with their mother, you want to do it right. As soon as he came into our L.A. studio, after a couple of months of going back and forth, he said right away, I’m gonna go with you guys.”
First up for the official Notorious B.I.G. “Humagram” in the video for Faith Evans’ first single off her duets compilation album with her late ex-husband called The King & I. A hologram tour is also potentially in the works.
Does this mean we’ll see a likeness of Biggie Smalls on stage at the Bad Boy Reunion concert going down at the Barclays Center on May 20, and now May 21, too? We shall see.
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