If you thought things were done with holograms after Tupac made an appearance at Coachella in 2012 then you were wrong. Notorious B.I.G. is also getting the hologram treatment thanks to ARHT Media, who recently claimed the rights to his likeness for their "humanagram" technology. They plan on bring back Biggie for some live shows and he will appear in music videos, most notably for Faith Evans, who wants him in the visuals for the first single of her duets compilation The King & I. This could all happen in the "next couple of months."
"After seeing all the technologies out there, I realized right away that ARHT Media would be the best partner to bring back Notorious B.I.G.," Faith Evans says to Billboard. "I look forward to continue working with them and presenting the world with his Humagram in both video and stage format, through the release of my album The King & I."
Biggie's mom is on board and excited to see her son back out in the public, albeit in a more translucent form.
"This project has been a long-time coming, and it is very special to me," says Ms. Wallace via 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."
Part of what has attracted Biggie's family and those around him to ARHT has been their new technology. The company has the ability to transmit digital humans through public internet anywhere in the world. In contrast to Hologram USA, which put together the Tupac hologram at Coachella in 2012, this can all be set up and taken down within an hour and is easily packed in the back of a uHaul truck.
Further details about where the Biggie hologram may make its debut are unknown, but Puff Daddy is putting on a special show at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center on May 20, Biggie's birthday with the Bay Boy family.