Before I go any further, watch the following video of Tupac Shakur:
This footage was taken from the 2012 Coachella Hip-Hop Festival. WTF? 2012? Yup, they somehow found a way to resurrect Tupac. For sure, the technology used to do this is nothing short of amazing. The digital wizards even had Tupac saying stuff he’d never said before! So it’s entirely possible for them to resurrect any artist, like Jimi Hendrix. It wouldn’t be too hard for a great axe-slinger who can cop Jimi Hendrix to lay down tracks.
But there is a darker side to this: Can you see record labels and music execs salivating over the potential revenue this could generate if they used it for other artists? This article seems to think that’s so…
Hate to rain on people’s parades, but I’m not sure how I feel about this technology. It would be cool to see Jimi once again, but… <loss for words> But no question, with today’s technology, an artist need never die.