2Pac’s Mom Calls Coachella Hologram ‘Amazing’

2Pac’s mother is pleased with the latest honor paid to her deceased son.

A rep for Afeni Shakur told TMZ she was absolutely thrilled when a lifelike hologram of her son appeared alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg during the headlining performance at the Coachella Festival in Indio, California, on Sunday (April 15).

Afenie wasn’t in attendance, but she watched it live on the Internet, said the source, and although amazed by it was also saddened by the reality of it. The rep told TMZ that before moving forward with the idea, Dr. Dre asked Afeni for her approval to incorporate ‘Pac into the performance, to which she agreed. As a thank you, Dre made a donation to 2Pac’s charity, The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.

Apparently, Nate Dogg was also suppose to appear as a hologram, rapper Daz Dillinger told the entertainment site, but the decision was changed last minute, and instead Nate received a video tribute.

In related news, Nick Smith, president of AV Concepts, the San Diego company that created the hologram, told MTV News “it was Dre’s vision to bring this back to life. It was his idea from the very beginning and we worked with him and his camp to utilize the technology to make it come to life.”

“You can take their likenesses and voice and … take people that haven’t done concerts before or perform music they haven’t sung and digitally recreate it,” he added.—Gina Montana

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    All i got to say is technology is a mutha. We’re really living in a digital world and people better get used to the new technology. I must say that hologram performance was amazing. Looked very very real to me. Much props to the company behind that. Now we need one for Aaliyah, and Biggie.


    Nice job. But is PAC still alive and recorded on green screen and put in hologram technology. Wouldn’t it be wild if PAC showed up on 12/21/2012

  • http://www.xxlmag.com s.hass

    even the digital 2pac is a legend omg he’s amazing plz our hip hop singers learn some of this shit from our teacher 2pac

  • devyn

    Okay what I wanna know is why didn’t they show the hologram to nate dogg who is dead and 2 pac was on hologram shit isn’t adding up he might still be alive forreal it was so real looking

  • mutada mullah atari

    Man what the fuck I wonder if nates family said no,man it would have been awesome seeing Nate dog as a hologram with Pac performing “no matter were I go I see the same hoooooes” lol

  • tupac fan

    I would pay alot of money to attend a digital Tupac concert but I wouldn’t go to a 50 cent, Rick Ross, or a Drake concert for free!!!

  • rollingjay

    Snoop hasn’t had a hit in a decade and Dre hasn’t done shit for longer than that… The only way these two washed up rappers are going to make headlines is by incorporating 2pac in their act.
    No disrespect but shit like this just makes the fools talk even more about 2pac being alive, take it from a nig who was around in 96, he gone but not exploited enough yet.

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