Witnessing the incredible image of the 2Pac hologram perform alongside Snoop Dogg at the Coachella music festival last week was surreal for many hip-hop fans. For many, it was almost like Tupac Shakur was alive and well again.
But if you ask Suge Knight, Shakur might be still alive.
During a recent appearance on 93.5 KDay in Los Angeles, the former Death Row Records co-CEO fed into one of the biggest urban legends in hip-hop…that ’Pac may still be alive.
“Maybe the question is … ’Pac’s not really dead … ’Pac’s somewhere else,” Knight said live on the air. “Nobody seen Tupac dead. The person who supposedly creamted Tupac, this guy got about $3 million … personally from me … cash … and next thing I know I never heard from the guy or seen him again. He retired and left.”
Of course, Knight was behind the wheel, riding with Tupac, when the rap star was murdered in Las Vegas back in 1996. The murder has remained a cold case through the years, as is the homicide of the Notorious B.I.G.
The 2Pac hologram was a breath of fresh air, only adding to the legend of the late great MC. As previously reported, according to a source that spoke to the Wall Street Journal, reps for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are planning out the logistics of putting together a tour that would place the West Coast legends alongside the virtual ’Pac on tour.
“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.—Jakinder Singh