Notorius B.I.G Set To Return

13 April 2016
Fans of the late Notorious B.I.G. are about to get another chance to see the rapper perform in person, thanks to the magic of holograms.

ARHT Media has secured the rights to the holographic image of the famed rapper to engage in everything from concerts and various media campaigns.

The Hollywood-based company, whose name is an acronym for Augmented Reality Holographic Technology, calls its holograms HumaGrams.

According to ARHT, its system allows for a kind of 3D experience without the use of special glasses. And while that claim is hard to confirm without seeing the product live, the company did successfully pull off a Tony Robbins event last year in which the motivational speaker "holo-ported" to Australia to deliver an onstage speech to an enthusiastic audience.

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According to reports, the first holographic Biggie appearance will be alongside his widow, singer Faith Evans, in an upcoming music video. However, what is not so clear is how the company will duplicate the rapper's real-time movements — through capturing a live human performer or via computer software animation.

The virtual resurrection of the rapper — also known as Biggie Smalls — comes with the direct blessing of his mother, Voletta Wallace, and Evans.

This latest attempt to reignite the career of a fallen rapper comes just a few years after the debut of a Tupac Shakur hologram, produced by Digital Domain for Coachella in 2012.

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