Meta announces Notorious BIG Sky’s The Limit: Virtual Reality Gala Experience

Meta hosts an infamous concert after her death. Yes, you read correctly.

Meta celebrates what will be Biggie’s 50th birthday with a virtual reality party where a “hyper-realistic” avatar of Biggie will perform classic Biggie shows. The event is a partnership between Willingie, Gunpowder & Sky and The Notorious BIG Estate and will take place December 16th at Horizon Worlds.

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Before the concert, there will be a virtual recreation of a day in Biggie’s life in Brooklyn. It will feature a novel by American writer and music journalist Torey. The party will also feature performances from Sean “Diddy” Combs, The Luxe, Lato, Nardo Wick, and Lil Cease.

This isn’t the first time that technology has allowed fans to experience their favorite artists posthumously. Notably, a hologram of the late Elvis Presley sang with Celine Dion on American Idol and a hologram of Tupac shown with Snoop Dogg at Coachella in 2012. As virtual reality technology advances, so does the chance of events like Biggie’s concert that would be impossible in the world. Real.

The concert also comes at a time when metaverse concerts are gaining mainstream attention. This year, MTV presented the “Best Metaverse Performance” category, which BLACKPINK won for its “very wild” concert in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUGB) Mobile.