As a musician that’s banned from a particular country or city, life can be hard. Tyler, the Creator isn’t allowed in the UK, and Chief Keef is banned from both the city of Chicago and the UK. Well, now Keef is getting around it by going on tour as a hologram.
Beginning on August 31, the rapper will ‘perform’ twice at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo Theatre in London – just one of the cities he’s not allowed to enter – before ‘travelling’ to Chicago, New York, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Foxwoods, Connecticut, all in hologram form, for his ‘Icons of American Music Hologram Tour’.
And, since Keef apparently isn’t limited by the boundaries of reality, he’ll be appearing alongside a plethora of iconic musical figures including Biggie, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, and NWA. This should be no problem, since collaborators Hologram USA Inc. are no strangers to resurrecting dead musicians; their weird tech necromancy was behind Tupac’s posthumous ‘appearance’ at Coachella and MJ’s performance at the 2014 Billboard Awards.
It’s not the first time Chief Keef has dabbled in projecting himself, either. In 2015, he performed as a hologram at a benefit show in his home city, Chicago, to swerve outstanding arrest warrants. That show was shut down twice, so presumably he’s hoping for more success this time around.
Or maybe he’s just banking on the CBD-infused snacks – which Swissx (manufacturer of ‘the finest CBD oil in Earth’) will be providing at the shows – dispelling any bad feelings.