The late rapper will appear with his widow in a forthcoming music video.
As Billboard reports, ARHT Media has secured the rights to make a Notorious B.I.G. hologram in partnership with ByStorm Entertainment, the company that handles the late rapper’s estate alongside Evans and his mother Voletta Wallace.
LA-based ARHT Media (which stands for Augmented Reality Holographic Technology) calls Biggie’s representation a “Humagram” with the potential to be represented in a size fitting of the late artist’s name.
“We have a very sophisticated transmission technology for beaming these digital humans through the public Internet to literally any point on the planet,” ARHT CEO Paul Duffy told Billboard.
“These digital humans can scale to any size of venue so it can be in a window display, your living room or it could be in a 50,000-seat arena for a real-time delivery and display of this human hologram, that we call “Humagrams.””
Evans has confirmed that Biggie’s likeness will first appear in a video to accompany the first single from the pair’s posthumous duets collection The King & I, with the “Humagram” expected to join Evans on tour.
No dates have yet been announced, but it’s believed Biggie will make his live holographic debut at a forthcoming concert in Brooklyn on the rapper’s birthday featuring Puff Daddy.
Evans first revealed the The King and I in 2014, describing the album as “Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole.”