We were so close to a full-blown Hologram Revolution. Hologram Tupac scared the shit out of/wowed the crowds at Coachella, and his company, Digital Domain Media, announced plans to take him on a ghostly concert tour. Other industry types floated the idea of their own hologram musicians—Hologram Elvis, Hologram Buddy Holly, Hologram Kid-n-Play. (Maybe not Kid-N-Play.) But then Digital Domain Media went bankrupt. And the Hologram Revolution was dead.
Last night, it was unexpectedly revived—with Eazy-E and Ol' Dirty Bastard. Fuckin' a.
On Tuesday, hip-hop festival Rock the Bells announced its star-studded 10th anniversary lineup: Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator, Danny Brown, Black Hippy, Juicy J, Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T., Flatbush Zombies, Common, Kid Cudi, Talib Kweli, Jurassic 5, and many more. Playing alongside the Wu-Tang Clan will be Hologram ODB, while Hologram Eazy-E will perform with a reuinted Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
Look for at least 15 women to somehow find themselves pregnant after Hologram Eazy-E passes through their cities. I have faith in the man who once wrote this song.
(The tour goes to San Bernardino September 7-8, Mountain View September 14-15, Washington, DC September 28-29, and Rutherford, New Jersey on October 4-5. More lineup announcements will be made next month.)