Prepare for a vitrual Ol’ Dirty Bastard, too. Shimmy Shimmy y’all…
Via The Drop.fm:
Although having the late rappers return from the dead to rock the mic sounds morbid to some, organizers of the festival say they are only honoring the legacies of two hip-hop icons.
Guerilla Union CEO Chan Weisberg, who organizes Rock the Bells, insists that these are not “holograms” as being reported by the media, but “original digital performances.”
“I think it’s going to look and feel like what a lot of people say is a hologram,” he explained to HipHopDX. “You never heard me say hologram, right? It’s a combination of multi-media and a lot of effects.”
Chang also added that Eazy-E’s widow, Tomica Wright, and ODB’s mother, Cherry Jones, gave their full consent to have these virtual performances take place at the festival.
“I can confidently tell you that I have spoken with RZA and Cherry Jones and Divine, who is RZA’s brother, who helps manage Wu-Tang Clan. I’ve talked to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Tomica Wright. I shared with them the vision and the knowledge and it was after those discussions that they entrusted me with the responsibility,” he said.
As we previously reported, a virtual ODB will be used when headliners the Wu-Tang Clan perform, while a digital version of Eazy-E will appear when Bone Thugs-N-Harmony hit the stage.