2Pac’s hologram is still big news in hip-hop, after the lifelike visual appeared on stage during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s headlining set at Coachella in Indio, California, last weekend. Now, the good doctor tells TMZ he’d love to see a Jimi Hendrix hologram follow Pac’s lead.
Dre told the entertainment site he was so thrilled with the turnout of 2Pac’s ‘gram that he plans on bringing the hologram on stage with him this coming Sunday at Coachella again and also potentially take him on tour.
As previously reported on XXLMag.com, representatives for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg plan to discuss the logistics of putting together a tour that would involve the two rappers performing alongside the virtual 2Pac. The alleged two tour options, include either creating a stadium trek, featuring rap stars like Eminem, 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa or doing more of a limited, exclusive tour, which would feature only Dre, Snoop and the hologram of 2Pac in smaller arenas.
“This is just the beginning,” Ed Ulbrich, the Chief Creative Officer of Digital Domain, the company responsible for the 2-D hologram at Coachella, told the Wall Street Journal. “To create a completely synthetic human being is the most complicated thing that can be done. This is not sound footage. This is not archival footage. This is an illusion.”
Additionally, Dr. Dre told TMZ he hopes a 2Pac concert will inspire other artists to continue resurrecting deceased performers like Hendrix and maybe even Marvin Gaye.—Gina Montana