Ol' Dirty Bastard returns as a hologram

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 September 2013
Ol' Dirty Bastard

Ol' Dirty Bastard

Over 2000 fans were surprised when deceased rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard appear to come alive on stage through the use of clever projections

ODB made a comeback as hologram to perform at Rock The Belles festival last night (08.09.13).

Over 2,000 fans were surprised when the deceased rapper - also known as Ol' Dirty B*****d - appeared to come alive on stage with his group Wu Tang Clan through the use of clever projections onto a well-hidden screen sat on an elevated platform in the middle of the stage.

Concert-goers gathered at the two-day festival in San Bernardino, California to see a host of modern rap icons such as J.Cole and 'Peso' hit-maker ASAP Rocky, but Wu Tang's U-God claims the rap industry has become "boring" since ODB passed away in 2004.

He told Noisey.com: "ODB was ODB - that's that fly s**t! There's no more of that sh**t going on. It's boring now; the game is boring. It's just beef, it's corny - there's no antics. There's no great s**t anywhere.

"Everybody's just driving cars and eating Grey Poupon [a brand of Dijon mustard]. It's just snobby now - everybody's all uppity and puppety. There's no grimy, gritty s**t goin' on. Everything's just got so Disney World."

ODB's performance came a day after late gangster rapper Eazy E - part of west coast rap group N.W.A - took to the stage in hologram form to perform hits such as 'Straight Outta Compton'.

The rapper asked fans "What's up, my thug?" before engaging with the crowd using pre-recorded audio.

Both rappers were made by technology firm, AV Concepts, who masterminded Tupac Shackur's virtual performance at Coachella festival in Los Angeles last year.

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