Rap icon Notorious B.I.G. is finding life after death in hologram form.
The Hypnotize hitmaker's widow Faith Evans recently teased the project, and on Monday (11Apr16), bosses at ARHT Media, the company behind the latest hologram technology, confirmed the rapper's return to the stage.
ARHT Media executives secured the rights to Biggie's likeness, and are working with chiefs at ByStorm Entertainment, the company which handles the late rapper's estate, to develop a travelling "HumaGram" to be used at arena performances and as part of media campaigns.
"This project has been a long time coming, and it is very special to me," Biggie's mum Voletta Wallace says in a statement. "Words can’t even capture how elated I am for the world to finally see my son again onstage and beyond. His impact and legacy will not only live through his past work, but also the new experiences which have been made possible through ARHT Media."
The first project to feature an eerie image of the late rap icon will be the upcoming music video for Faith's new single The King & I, which features her late husband.
"After seeing all the technologies out there, I realised right away that ARHT Media would be the best partner to bring back Notorious B.I.G.," Faith adds. "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."
Faith's The King & I album is expected to be released in September (16).
The hip-hop star, real name Christopher Wallace, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 1997, aged 24.