Eazy-E Resurrected at Rock the Bells
On the anniversary of what would have been Eazy-E‘s 50th birthday and the 10th anniversary of Rock the Bells, Rock the Bells made weekend news in the industry by bringing Eazy-E back to life! Eazy’s hologram rocked the stage with Bone Thugs N Harmony as he performed several “Straight Outta Compton”, “Boyz N The Hood”, and “Foe The Love of $”. Eazy’s hologram rocked the set for sure along with the Bone Thugs on day one of Rock the Bells. Along with the hologram Eazy was plenty of non-hologram smoke in the air during the show while Eazy took us back to the early 90s and the Golden Age of hip hop. ODB’s hologram performed as well, but this is The Industry West and I’m here to celebrate the Godfather of gangster rap.
This brings up a couple legit questions. First, why can’t holograms be done at any old concert? I’d love to see DJ Quik and Mausberg reunited for “Down, Down, Down” and “Get Nekkid”, Mac Dre perform “Feelin Myself” and “Giggin”, and Tupac do an encore from his 2012 hologram performance in a venue of my choosing. Second, does a dead artist’s estate get royalties for their posthumous performances? Finally, what about living artists? Would holograms be a beter alternative in some cases? I’ve seen plenty of lackluster shows with out of breath artists who should’ve called on their hologram back-up to do a few more songs.
The possibilities the future brings in hip hop… Now let’s rock out to Eazy “muthaphukkin” E!