News: "They Probably Started 3-D Rendering [Notorious B.I.G.'s Hologram] Already" [Audio]

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 9:37AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

G-Unit's 50 Cent recently gave his reaction to witnessing the memorable Tupac Shakur Coachella hologram performance and why fans should not be shocked to see a Notorious B.I.G. version later down the road.

Along with co-signing the hologram set, Fif also said he would love an opportunity to perform his "Realest Killaz" track alongside the digitalized Pac.

"That was dope. When we went to the rehearsal, I talked to Snoop [Dogg] about it and I said, 'D*mn, man. That's the moment right there. I don't care what nobody else do.' It was interesting because [Dr.] Dre gave it to Snoop [Dogg]. It was a real cool, cool thing 'cause I don't think Dre and Pac ever performed 'California Love,'" 50 said. "I'd love to do that ['Realest Killaz' set]. I couldn't see how a person would be uncomfortable with it. I would want to keep him alive. It makes him an icon--he's iconic anyway, but it makes him almost a martyr. ... [B.I.G. hologram?] I think Puff already called the people. I think he already been on the phone like, 'What? I know my next tour is me and B.I.G. We goin', baby.' They probably started 3-D rendering already. Puff, they can say whatever they want about him, he ain't gonna miss a moment." (Shade 45)

Recently, West Coast rap veteran Warren G said he hoped to see a Notorious B.I.G. hologram set.

Warren believes that the holographic technology used to bring 'Pac to the stage can be a powerful tool in uniting different rap factions. Ultimately he hopes the excitement surrounding Dre and Snoop's Coachella performance can spawn a bigger tour and possibly lead to a similar stunt starring the Notorious B.I.G. "That would be dope for Puffy to come on and we just do one of the biggest, majorest tours ever where it happens like that," he said. "He could go out and do the same thing..." (RapFix)

While co-signed by a majority of hip-hop artists, Atlanta's Waka Flocka Flame recently dished out his issues with the 2Pac set.

While most seemed to be infatuated with the Tupac hologram that performed for Dr. Dre's Coachella set, Waka Flocka thought it was a terrible idea! The rapper revealed to VIBE that he was against the idea of using holograms to resurrect the dead. "I hated it," he said. "That sh*t wack. I don't think they should be doing that. Cause they getting paid off a dead man's body. You don't know what a dead man be wanting to do." "You gotta let that man rest in peace, he continued. "He's a great." (VIBE)

Last week, Dr. Dre killed speculation suggesting the Pac performance was meant to spark something even bigger.

"What up, it's Doc Dre, backstage, Coachella, 2012 and I want to thank everybody out there for all the love and support," Dre said in an interview. "As you know, we had a hologram of Tupac Shakur show up as a part of our show. I want to thank a couple of companies out there that made my idea come to life. I want to say what's up to AV Concepts which actually projected the hologram. I want to say what's up to Digital Domain for actually putting the image together. They did an incredible job -- it was strictly for Coachella, get it right. I want to get rid of all the rumors out there. This was not done for a tour. If a tour happens, we'll see. This was done strictly for Coachella 2012, baby, just for you." (Interscope Geffen)

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