In the midst of a closing night performance on Sunday (Day 2) at Rock The Bells, Wu-Tang Clan resurrected Ol’ Dirty Bastard via hologram for a handful of minutes. ODB — who’s been dead since November 2004 – appeared alongside his Wu-Tang brothers and son (Young Dirty Bastard) for renditions of “Shame on a Nigga” and “Shimmy Shimmy Ya.” You can view video of the entire event at the end of this post.
According to MTV, the Eazy-E and ODB holograms were created by director Chris “Broadway” Romero with help from AV Concepts, who was also behind the Tupac hologram at Coachella.
It is unclear at this time whether or not we have seen the last dead rapper resurrected via hologram, but I am willing to be we have not. This gimmick is still pulling in tens of thousands of hits for the groups behind them, and as long as it helps sell a few extra tickets you can bet we’ll see fallen icons returning to the stage.