Dr. Dre Wants to See a Jimi Hendrix Hologram

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.”

The 2Pac hologram drew rave reviews from the hip-hop community, as well as the late star’s mother, Afeni Shakur, who watched it live on the Internet and told TMZ that it was “amazing.”

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

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  • Remy

    i loved the tupac hologram, but a tour? thats just straight profiteering. leave niggas be

  • William

    3D Tupac prolly gets more per show than a lot of these niggas

  • adrian smith birmingham england

    who paying 4 the hologram tour is dre or snoop paying 4 it and to bring it on tour worldwide i hope live nation dont jump on board it be a rip off dre and snoop fuck up with no eazy e HOLOGRAM dre lookin at dollar signs here thats it RIP EAZY E NATE DOGG PIMP C ODB BIG PUN BIG L SCOTT LA ROCK DEREK B HOLOGRAM TOUR THAT BE SOME DOPE AS SHIT

  • nocturnal

    wow.. he said scott La Rock…. showing your age right there…..you forgot Ill will, b.i.g., freaky tah, aaliyah, left eye…we can keep going with this …..J Dilla, proof, but you took me back with scott la rock what its been like 30 years?