Notorious B.I.G. may have one more chance to entertain a live audience, but from beyond the grave.
It is rumored that the Brooklyn-based rapper Notorious B.I.G., also known as Biggie Smalls, may perform as a hologram in Brooklyn’s Barclays Arena on May 20, according to CNN. This concert is held to celebrate the label Bad Boy Records, which Biggie was signed on. Artists such as Lil’ Kim and Jay-Z plan on attending this concert. It just so happens to fall on a day before what would be B.I.G.’s 44th birthday.
CNN also reported that a representative from Holograms USA said they were “in talks” with Biggie Small’s representatives, but they are not able to announce any further plans with the project.
So far we have seen Tupac Shakur perform as a hologram in front of a crowd at Coachella in 2012. Whitney Houston is also in talks for touring as a hologram either this year or 2017. There are mixed reactions from fans about hologram performances. Some say that it is a great opportunity to relive the highlights of artists’ careers. Others think that it is a little weird to pay money to see a hologram.
Notorious B.I.G., whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 21, 1972. He is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time and is known for his presence in the East Coast rap scene of the 1990’s. He is also remembered by his feud with one-time friend and fellow rapper Tupac Shakur, who had a major presence in the West Coast rap scene. Wallace was killed in a drive-by shooting on March 9, 1997 in Los Angeles. The gunman was never found. Wallace was 24-years-old.
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