Recently, the Tupac hologram performance was praised by Nas. Now it's getting praise from one of the Wu-Tang Clan's master emcees. A VIBE interviewer told Raekwon about his experience at Coachella seeing the holographic image up close. He tells the Wu-Tang rapper, "it looked like he was just there," drawing a comment of "that's incredible" from Rae. He also added in his interview:
It's beautiful, b. All I can say that it's live. It's wild when you see it. It looked like his spirit. That was brilliant. I tip my hat to Dre because it really shows the sense of love he had for Pac. Just to see someone do it for the first time ever. We only seen sh*t like that on TV.
Of course, the idea of resurrecting other deceased rap stars has come up now after Tupac's hologram performed Sunday night at Coachella. One name previously mentioned was Notorious B.I.G., and now another one brought up was the late Wu-Tang rapper, Ol' Dirty Bastard. Raekwon said he could see that happening but under one condition:
I would definitely have to have an understanding with his moms. I think it all starts with [her] respect level. If [she] want us to do it and they feel like it's cool, that's when we would continue to move on and do that. I wouldn't jump up out of the blue and just say, "yo, I want to reincarnate your son this way." I think it's important that you give mom's respect for her son.
It looks like plenty of rap stars admire what Dr. Dre did here, bringing Tupac Shakur back to the stage. It's also clear that this new technology may just be getting started. For all hip hop fans know, there might be a concert full of holograms performing on stage, with ODB, B.I.G., and the 2Pac hologram headlining a show. Other acts might include Big Pun, Big L, Guru, Heavy D, and the late Jam Master Jay of RUN-DMC.
Do you think having more holograms of deceased musicians will happen in the future, or should this trend not continue?
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