Company Meta announced concert of a rapper who died 25 years ago The Notorious B.I.G.which will take place on December 16 in the Horizon Worlds social VR network.
According to the company, at the event, where developers will recreate brooklyn 90s, the “hyper-realistic” avatar of the musician will perform the “classics” of the Biggie catalog.
The show also features guest appearances by artists such as Bad Boy Records founder Sean “Diddy” Combs and American journalist Toure’s life story of The Notorious BIG.
Some of the rapper’s fans criticized Meta’s “return of the dead legend” in the HotNewHipHop Twitter thread.
Meta announces hyperrealistic VR concert with the Notorious BIG 👀 pic.twitter.com/MbxzFSE8rx
— HotNewHipHop (@HotNewHipHop) November 16, 2022
However, the company said that they received the blessing of the owners of the musician’s estate The Notorious BIG Estate and dedicated the concert to the life and legacy of the artist.
Touré, who is in charge of the event’s narrative aspect, also interviewed the rapper’s mother. According to the journalist, he promised to “take care of her son’s legacy.”
Horizon Worlds is a social universe developed by Meta and available to owners of the Quest VR headset. Gadget-wielding viewers will be able to watch the concert in virtual reality on December 16 and stream it on Meta Quest TV upon debut.
Recall that in September, NBA star Luka Doncic launched his digital alter ego Luk.AI, created using MetaHuman technology from Epic Games.
In August, Nvidia introduced the Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine toolkit for creating 3D human models.
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