2Pac Hologram May Go On Tour With Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg

The 2Pac hologram at the Coachella music festival in California on Sunday (April 15) was so wildly popular that it might be going on tour.

According to a source that spoke to the Wall Street Journal, representatives for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg plan to discuss the logistics of putting a tour together that would involve the two legendary rappers alongside the virtual ’Pac.

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.”

Seeing such an authentic hologram of their hip-hop hero more than 15 years after his tragic murder was sure to please the legions of 2Pac fans out there.

Ever the meticulous planner, the WSJ reports that Dre and his production team first approached Digital Domain last year to discuss the possibility of bring ’Pac back to life onstage using the hologram. Both sides started prepping for the Coachella performance back in December of 2011.

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.” Tupac Back!—Jakinder Singh

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  • iamlegend100

    That hologram was epic, i respect what Dre did 4 the fans regardless of the beef he had with Pac right b4 he died. i know Puff gonna do a Biggie hologram now, and i wouldnt be suprised if somebody do a Pac and Biggie concert performing material from all eyez on me, Makaveli life after death, and ready 2 die, and that freestyle they did 2gether, i got a feeling this is just the beginning.

  • RTL

    Pac didn´t move like that on stage. The choreography was wack.

    • CGG

      You consider that you might have been so high that you couldn’t see shit? yeah thats what happens. On part to tupac much respect to dre n snoop for making this happen. I really do hope to see more of this technological mirror trick =D

    • sue

      have you watched death row live at the house of blues, most of those moves were legit Pac lol somethings were a lil off but it’s a damn hologram so of course it’s not gonna be perfect.

  • nocturnal

    Actually RTL… Pac did move like that on stage… you obviously never saw him at club 662 those were his antics and everything…. snoop even said in an interview that the choreography was based on footage from his videos and live perfomances…. he just never did “hail mary” on stage… get your fact right…. Im just saying….

    • info

      That guy did not move like Pac nor did he have that Pacs distinctive arched back or sideways walk. The guy who did the mimicking is a 2pac lookalike called “Josh” (look him up), he put on a body suit and did his best Pac movements and they recorded it into a computer and generated a 2d image. It was cool, but nobody can ever truly imitate Pacs distinctive mannerisms.

  • land lord

    Dre made history 1ce again!!

  • mutada mullaha atari

    Exactly, that whole performance was Pac, that’s the way he.held his Mic and stood , everything. As long as affeni is ok.with it than I’m good with it,



  • francis nasim

    and now all the anglo’s and silly ofaes comin up wit cancer diddy.haha it is funny-DIDN’T I TELL HI TO HANG UP THE PHONE? DIDN’T I TELL-WHAT HE WANTED A PAPER?that much is true,if i want eminems seat-he gon’ move

  • http://xxlmag.com Live1ne

    Lol I’m convinced now more then ever that the powers that be are going to bleed this nigga 4 ever penny they can get out of him. Smh. They’ll never let him rest and it’s sad that he’s still a more bankable artist than the mojority of the rap game 2day. I’m a Pac fan but I ain’t paying to see no hologram I’ll watch a DVD with the REAL Pac before I pay to see a synthetic one. YouTube is always an option 2 lol.

  • http://xxlmag.com Liv1ne

    My bad I spelled “majority” wrong. . . y’all get the point though lol.

  • Dub-E

    I guess it’s Westside forever

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