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Non Hip-Hop Rumor: Are Jimi Hendrix, Rick James And Marilyn Monroe Getting Holograms?


Dr. Dre started a huge trend when he brought out hologram Tupac for his Coachella performance a few months back. The estates of several deceased legends began to see dollar signs, and Digital Domain Media Group, the visual effects company that created the hologram, has been bombarded with calls from the estates of everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Rick James.

According to Billboard, the first hologram to come will be the Elvis hologram, which is already in production and will reportedly cost millions to produce.

“This is not repurposing old footage that the world has already seen,” Digital Domain chief creative officer Ed Ulbrich says, referencing how the recent Tupac projection was also built from scratch. “We’re making totally original and exclusive performances so that fans can have new experiences.”

The estates for other artists, including Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Marilyn Monroe have also been considering the idea of holographic live performances.

Janie Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix’s sister and Experience Hendrix president/CEO, has been working with London-based company Musion Systems for about a year to create a virtual version of her late brother. “For us, of course, it’s about keeping Jimi authentically correct,” she says. “There are no absolutes at this point.”

Would you pay to go see a hologram performance from Rick James, Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, or Marilyn Monroe?

  • Lawlezz

    Hell yea id go see Hendrix and Rick James no doubt. Marilyn Monroe…im not even sure what she was talented at other than looking good and banging Kennedy.

  • Cant wait till “holographic” Jesus starts showing up in every megachurch next.

  • Folk always lookin’ for a quick buck. SMH.

  • i’d pay to see Jimi Hendrix or Bob Marley. it’s coming, they’re already selling out shows in japan with animated holographic concerts

  • this is disgusting.  first of all the recreating someone and having them say and do things they never said or did “what the fucc is up coachella”.*BULLSHYT*  Never put words into a dead mans mouth.  Don’t get me wrong that technology is pretty amazing, but c’mon son, let the dead stay dead.  Secondly, how in the fucc is Jimi’s sister ok with this but she won’t allow Andre 3000 portray Jimi in a biopic.  That’s some ol’ bull shyt.  So fucc her for that,  This hologram isn’t preserving his legacy, it’s making a mockery of it.  This makes when Courtney Love allowed Guitar Hero to create an avatar of Kurt Cobain, which was made able to sing songs by 3 doors down, blink 182 and fuccing bon jovi, seem completely justifiable in comparison.  Seriously people, honor the dead and don’t make a mockery of their legacy.

    • Negro Peligro

      Man that nigga dead. What’s more baller than being dead and having people spend  millions of dollars to bring you back for 15 minutes. Tupac was obsessed with his death and his continued legacy. Hologram was the greatest honor anyone could’ve given him. When I die make a hologram of me banging snot out of Sophia Vegara.

  • Now what I would like to see is a Prince Hologram onstage performing along side Prince.  Deny that.

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  • Big Ice Bastardman ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

     This is going to be an annoying, shameful chapter in entertainment history.

  • I could only do like 3 songs max, but not a whole show

  • Negro Peligro

    They better be careful a real ghost might show up.  

  • Why are they doing this?  I mean, who really wants to see a computer image on stage?  It’s borderline mockery of the legends if you ask me.  Just let them be.

  • I don’t think fans that much crazy to see their favorites start ghosts on the stage who passed away long time ago. This is going to be a shameful chapter indeed and I’m not excited about it at all. Thanks

  • D_Ably

    this is all we need, a bunch of zombie lightshows

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