Hologram Tupac Steals The Show At Coachella 2012 (WATCH)

Tupac is the artist that just won’t die, despite the fact that he actually died back in 1996. When he’s not releasing albums posthumously (which he has done an astounding eight times, though not since 2006), he is performing on stage.

That’s correct, Tupac Shakur appeared on stage as a surprise guest alongside fellow west coast rappers Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. The whole thing went down at the Coachella 2012 music festival in Indio, California last night. Tupac “performed” two songs, including “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted.”

The stunt was accomplished via hologram. Though it would be unfair to the living rappers who performed admirably this weekend to say that Tupac’s cameo stole the show, it’s certainly fair to say that it is getting all the buzz today.

Hologram Tupac’s performance was surprisingly real. Though the lighting was a bit off (hologram technology clearly has some room for improvement), it did kind of seem like Tupac was really on stage performing next to Snoop. When he was done performing, a light shined on him and he disappeared into the night sky.

Check out video of the stunt below:

Coachella happens for a second time next weekend and Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre are scheduled to perform once again. What surprises will they have in store? Maybe a hologram Nate Dogg? One can only hope.

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2 Responses to Hologram Tupac Steals The Show At Coachella 2012 (WATCH)

  1. Brandt Hardin says:

    This was absolutely phenomenal and shows the brilliance technology can bring to art. It is through art that we can carry on the legends of the most brilliant performers and minds of our time. What a tribute this was to a legendary hip hop artist. You can see some more 2Pac art on my artist’s blog with a surreal illustration I made in memoriam recently at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09/in-memoriam-tupac-shakur.html

  2. “Really couldn’t make it for the festival this year”” but for those of you interested in Coachella, a link to an unofficial guide book that they’re selling on Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/151795.