Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg Bring 2Pac Back to Life via Hologram for Coachella Performance

“Tupac back! Yes Tupac back!”

Last night (April 15) in Indio, California, the deceased, cultural icon Tupac Shakur made for a Death Row reunion by joining Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s Coachella headlining set in the form of a lifelike hologram.

“Yeah, you know what the fuck this is,” the shirt-less hologram said after rising to the stage, wearing jeans and construction boots. The realistic visual even had all the same tattoos of the late great Shakur down to the “Thug Life” across the stomach.

“What up Dre?” the hologram asked and was answered with a “I’m chillin, what’s up Pac?” by the Good Doctor.

“What up Snoop?” the hologram continued greeting. “What’s up my nigga?” the Dogg answered.

Finally, the hologram Pac addressed the crowd, “what up Coachella?” A question that was received with shouts and screams from the crowd.

In one of hip-hop’s truly unforgettable moments, The hologram Pac began performing the classic “Hail Mary.” With an air of disbelief mixed with euphoria, Snoop and Pac followed with a performance of “2 of America’s Most Wanted.” Eerily, the hologram looked towards Snoop during certain lines and even did a bit of Crip walk towards the end of the song. It felt like a pure duet.  And just like that, Pac put two fingers in the air after the performance and disappeared into the night.

Snoop and Dre’s guest star power didn’t stop there. Dre’s latest signee, Kendrick Lamar, came out for his Doc-featured “The Recipe.” Snoop Dogg brought out Wiz Khalifa for “Young, Wild and Free” and later Snoop joined surprise act 50 Cent for the “P.I.M.P.” remix. Minutes prior to that, Fif and Yayo commenced their stage takeover with “What Up Gangsta” and ‘In Da Club.”

Eminem arrived with a black hood and shorts attire for a high-octane rendition of ‘Forgot about Dre” alongside his mentor. As Em tried to exit the stage, Dre told his friend he had to perform at least one more record. Slim Shady obliged with “Till I Collapse,” which turned into a mini tribute for Nate Dogg who sings on the record.

Just like Tupac, Nate’s memory was honored throughout the night with pictures of the beloved singer displayed on the gigantic screen that hung at the back of the stage, and of course in song.  Snoop, Kurupt and Warren G performed “Ain’t No Fun,” while the crowd sang Nate’s part just like they did on the show’s opener “Next Episode,” where Nate famously sang “smoke weed everyday.”

Despite the love they received for bringing out their assorted surprises, Snoop and Dre remained the main attraction of the night, parading out classics from the past 20 years of making music together.

Last year’s Coachella performance found “Kush” electrifying the stage early on in the set as did the timeless 90s blockbusters “Deep Cover” and “G Thang.” The legendary duo closed with “Still D.R.E” which kept the crowd charged until the house lights came on. —Shaheem Reid (@ShaheemReid)

  • Nocturnal

    Just to see Pac on stage brought tears to my eyes… he was so lifelike and it appeared to be more then just a hologram… he was so interactive…. R.I.P. Pac…. Mourn you till I join you….

  • Cary Campria

    Amazing…2Pac lives on!

  • Zxa

    my man… man if u still here on this bitch ass planet, you should come and visit me before anything else…

  • aaron

    not a 2 Pac fan but wow!……..that was incredible….Technolgy is crazy!

  • evan

    wow, amazing!

  • http://Www.obiekwe.com Obiekwe Emmanuel

    2pac i know u when i am small now i am big u are know were to found pls u will be special guest on my wedding day so pls show up

  • http://Facebook Audu abdullahi

    2pac d king of kings i love u nd i wil keep on lovin u i knw 1 day we will meet again my broda R.I.P my dear makavily.2pac d dogg

    • http://Facebook Sabiu mohammed

      Yes audu u ar ryt d king of kings 2pac shakur we love u hop u fill dsame wt us

  • http://www.kyomushula.blogspot.com George Kyomushula

    Pac yo ma brotha…im lucky i had a convo with ur Godfather Geronimo Ji jagga,and he personal told me things abt u..I feels like I kno u well…REST IN PEACE 2PAC AND GERONIMO JI JAGGA

  • http://2pac.com Shatta Weeba

    Yo Pac whatz up G?thug till i die.high till i die.come and murda thuz muthaphuckaz.fuck thuz bitch made azz niggaz

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  • cenny

    sooo awesome. it was great to see this performance. wish i was there live

  • http://Www.2pac.com Febian”ding-dong”

    Hey tupac amaru shakur nigga since i was born is like you are my father the way u lived its what is happening wth me and im 17 years old .R.I.P for your nigga ‘easy e’ my aim is to be jst like you i can’t stop watchin those 2 best movies jucie and gang related i love you dog go back to your mom afeni shakur and sister sekiywa shakur they need u .i love your rap ‘uconditional love’ ‘troublesome’ ‘trapped’ ‘so many tears’ ‘God bless the dead’ ‘dear momma’ ‘brenda’s got a baby’ ‘starin’ throu ma rear view’ ‘life goes on’ ‘thugz mansion’ ‘my block’ ‘military minds’ ‘hit’em up’ ‘changes’ ‘teardrop close caskets’ ‘until the end of time’ ‘M.O.B’ ‘hellrazor’ and many more.come back dog u once said what do nigga’s know about loyalty.peace wes side.

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