West Coast rapper Lil Eazy has reacted to news and buzz about his late father Eazy-E being immortalized through hologram technology later this year at a Rock the Bells festival.
Excited by the scheduled early September event, Lil Eazy promised to be there in-person to watch it all go down.
Lil Eazy tells TMZ he will definitely be there when hologram Eazy-E hits the stage at the Rock the Bells festival on September 7 — because that would have been his father’s 50th birthday. LE says, “I am happy my father gets to get honored … it’s exciting” — and he’s going to keep it rolling after the concert by putting together an over-the-top afterparty. As for whether Lil E will be on stage with BT&H and Holo Eazy-E — nothing’s been announced yet … but they’ve collaborated several times … including the 2008 “This Ain’t a Game” video. (TMZ)
While N.W.A.’s Dr. Dre resurrected the late 2Pac for a hologram Coachella performance last year, Rock The Bells founder Chang Weisberg recently said they will use similar but not the same technology.
“It’s an original virtual performance, not a hologram,” Weisberg insisted. “I never used the word hologram. There are a number of multimedia visual effects that will be applied that will definitely at the very least make the performances look like a hologram. People’s minds will be blown.” (Radio)
Buzz behind the unexpected Eazy-E performance heated up the Internet earlier this month.
Not only will the Wu come together as they did most recently at Coachella this year, but they will also be accompanied by a virtual rendition of the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard. One of the last major performances from the entire Clan, ODB included, happened during the inaugural Rock The Bells in 2004. Meanwhile, Bone Thugs will be joined on stage by a virtual performance from the late Eazy-E. The Compton rapper was a mentor for the Cleveland rap group and had signed them to his Ruthless Records label. (Complex)
Last year, Eazy’s daughter released various photos as an anniversary tribute.
Eazy-E’s daughter, Erin Bria Wright, is paying tribute to the late rapper with a new photo shoot. The N.W.A. rapper’s daughter has recreated two of his solo album covers, “Str8 Off Tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton,” and “It’s On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa.” “It’s been 17 long years since my father passed away and I miss him dearly,” she said in a statement. “This year I decided to pay homage to him by recreating two of his most famous album covers, I feel so proud to be apart of his history. Hopefully one day he will finally get the recognition he truly deserves for his impact and accomplishments that paved the way for so many artists and urban music moguls of today. I love you Dad, R.I.P.” (The Juice)