Things that are wrong with the world part 24



By now, you’re well aware of the newest movement sweeping the world of dead musicians. Holograms. Performing. At Live shows.

Tupac’s pixels rocked Coachella this past weekend and I’m just kinda scratching my head. First off, it’s good to see Pac’s ghost has been hitting the gym. Obviously, whoever designed the hologram was taking multiple weight lifter magazine masturbation breaks. But , hey , good for him. Also, it is nice to see holo-pac sticking with the baggy jeans and tims look. I mean, he could easily thrown on some skinny jeans and a rainbow hoodie but he went classic. I appreciate that. Even if he does look like the weird 45 year olds you see loitering outside of random bodegas in the hood.

Okay, now that that surface stuff is out of the way, let’s get down to the reality of this whole thing. A fucking hologram of a dead rapper…performing. I can’t front. the animation is impressive and whoever made this put in a lot of work.They did a great job. I get the gimmick. I’m sure the people at Coachella were excited. But we realize that this whole thing is like a video game, right? I’m still not sure if that’s a bad or a good thing.
However, my issue here isn’t really that they did it. It’s more that we , as fans and people in general, can’t just let dead people stay dead.

As i’ve said before, famous people die. It’s a fact of life. Anytime one goes, there’s another one right behind him/her waiting to follow suit. It’s funny…THEY’RE JUST LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE, AMIRITE?!?!?! Because this is such a fact of life, I’d think that we, as a race of humans, would have accepted that kind of thing as final. This means, after the person has died, they no longer exist currently. This isn’t to say they shouldn’t be celebrated and remembered fondly. By all means…but , as a living being, they’re no more here than a dodo bird. Every heard the phrase “let sleeping dogs lay”? How bout “Let dead motherfuckers stay dead”?

Now, as a one-off thing, I’m not mad at this hologram pac. It’s cute and whatever. However, I can’t help but think this has just opened pandora’s box of shitty taste and false memories. First it’s pac…Biggie can’t be far behind. Kurt Cobain at Lalapalooza? A grateful dead tour featuring a lifelike Jerry Garcia anime spectacular? When does it end?
Shit, Whitney houston’s body is still warm and I bet the grammies are already planning a “greatest love of all” all duet with Whitney’s pixels and sheryl crow’s life like walking corpse body.

This whole thing brings me back to to when Natalie cole remade “Unforgettable” with her dead dad.

When this dropped, people were both offended and overjoyed. I could be wrong but I think it won like a bazillion grammies. Unlike Posthumous Pac and Biggie records, this was actually received with accolades cause it seemed less like people trying to make a quick buck off of tragedy and more like an earnest thing done within a family.

I’m actually shocked it took THIS long for something like this to happen. Oh wait…IT DID HAPPEN ALREADY.

(Way to go Japan. in a world of creepy shit, you guys consistently raise the bar)

It scares me that technology has reached this point cause, really, who needs real people anymore? Fuck touring. Just get a hologram and project it on a stage. This just opens so many doors that really have no business being opened. This is the type of thing we might look back on in 20 years and be like “Hey man, remember when people made music and they actually performed it in person? LOLZ”

I hope I’m wrong but I have a feeling this will be the first in a long chain of events that leads to the robots taking over. Mark my words. It will be all Tupac’s fault.

13 thoughts on “Things that are wrong with the world part 24

  1. How will this hologram technology affect the pornographic community? Imagine sometime down the road when you can watch porn featuring your hologram boning some chick you have no business boning,,,or any other plethora of ideas. Feel free to use this question for your next “Ask Blockhead” column.

    • It won’t affect the porn community THAT much, at least until they will stay on this kind of technology. It only works from a certain distance; if you’re near, you won’t actually see anything of that shit, cause it’s a 2D image, not 3D. Basically this hologram thing is based on a very simple idea: it’s just a reflection of an image on an invisible foil (that’s why Pac seems like floating in the video… maybe it’s just the wind going on it).

      Everything is explained better in this video ; )

  2. Macross Plus nigga, Sharon Apple. T’was foretold. Don’t forget about the Gorillaz.

    p.s. Fuck Coachella… watching it on youtube made me appreciate going to Paid Dues even more (there was no holographic J Dilla or Eyedea there!). Although I would have liked to see the Amon Tobin set. And SHM for the raver side of me.

  3. People really need to accept that Tupac is dead, I am so sick of people making stupid theories that he’s alive on some super secret island or some shit.

    Would have been a lot cooler if it was a Jay Dee hologram though.

      • HOly shit, I was beginning to think I was alone in thinking this! Like maybe there is something I’m missing that I just don’t get. I mean he’s been completely elevated to deity status, and I don’t see anything all that clever about his rhymes.

  4. Yo Block, when you die, imma put your hologram in my video. Make you the dude just nodding his head in the video with the rest of my random crew. “he hated doing it in real life…now he has no choice…haha!!!”

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