Those you holding your breath to see a Notorious B.I.G. hologram can start to exhale. Plans are in order for Biggie to be brought back to life in 2017.
In a Billboard feature talking about the management of Biggie’s estate by his mother Voletta Wallace, ex-wife Faith Evans and former manager Wayne Barrow, it was revealed the the oft-delayed figure is closer to fruition.
Now, as the 20th anniversary of Big’s death approaches, Wallace and her team are teeing up projects. They include a documentary created by Evans and featuring footage of Big in the studio and at home, along with a companion album called The King & I consisting of duets with Evans, remixes and unreleased verses (both are scheduled for March 2017); an animated series, Think B.I.G., produced by Mass Appeal and airing on TBS, which will focus on his life as told through his own lyrics (says Barrow: “It’s King of the Hill meets Fat Albert”); and a hologram, developed in conjunction with ARHT Media…For now, the hologram is set to be part of the first video Evans releases from The King & I, and could be used in a live setup as well.