After what felt like years of rumors, a Notorious B.I.G. hologram is finally becoming a reality, according to a new report from Billboard. The report states that an agreement between the tech company ARHT and ByStorm Entertainment was recently made that will include appearances of the Biggie “Humagram” in both music videos and concerts. The deal was apparently negotiated over the past nine months and Biggie’s estate was sold on ARHT because of the overall smoothness of the technology. “We have a very sophisticated transmission technology for beaming these digital humans through the public Internet to literally any point on the planet,” ARHT CEO Paul Duffy told Billboard. “These digital humans can scale to any size of venue so it can be in a window display, your living room or it could be in a 50,000-seat arena for a real-time delivery and display of this human hologram, that we call ‘Humagrams’.”
The use of this sort of technology in rap was first introduced in 2012, when a hologram Tupac Shakur performed at Coachella. “This project has been a long-time coming, and it is very special to me,” Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, told Billboard. “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.”
As of right now, it’s unclear if the Biggie “Humagram” will make an appearance at the upcoming Bad Boy Reunion shows in Brooklyn next month, but it wouldn’t be a surprise at all, especially since Puff Daddy didn’t deny it during a recent interview.
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