Chicago rapper Chief Keef may still be a teenager, but he’s already established an impressive CV, having been convicted of (amongst many other things) driving with too many passengers , marijuana possession, violating his probation, weapons charges, and serving time for the production and distribution of narcotics, all before the age of 19.
Given Keef’s image is based on the typical gangsta rap stereotype of gangs, drugs and hustling, when Chicago Mayor Emanuel decided he posed a “significant public safety risk”, Keef was left to no other option but to perform a benefit concert on Saturday night… via digital projection.
Vice reports: “Despite the show in Hammond being a “Stop The Killing” benefit event for a fellow rapper and child who died at the scene of a shooting this month, despite Keef not physically being there, and despite the first words from the hologram being “Chicago, we need to stop the violence. Let our kids live,” police still deemed it too dangerous to go on beyond minute one”.
And with that, the show became unplugged.
You can see footage of the holographic performance and read an interview with David Alki, founder of Hologram USA, here.