Hologram rap stars to appear at Rock the Bells hip hop festival

Hologram Tupac.

Deceased rapper Tupac Shakur’s hologram appearance alongside Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg at the Cochella music festival in 2012 made headlines, and now late rappers Eazy-E and Ol’ Dirty Bastard (ODB) will follow in his holographic footsteps.

The hip-hop festival Rock the Bells — which has shows in California, Washington D.C. and New Jersey in September and October — announced that Eazy-E and ODB will both be projected into the performance.

A virtual version of ODB (Russell Tyrone Jones), who died in 2004 from a drug overdose, will perform alongside the remaining members of the Wu-Tang Clan, a group in which he was a founding member.

Virtual Eazy-E (Eric Lynn Wright), who died in 1995 from AIDS complications, will perform alongside members of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, a group which he signed in 1993 and collaborated with.

The posthumous appearances were approved by Eazy-E’s widow Tomica Wright and ODB’s mother Cherry Jones, reports website All Hip Hop.

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