Tupac Lives On In This Sad And Nostalgic Holographic Performance

Raise your hand if you miss Tupac. I certainly do. Fortunately the West Coast genius lives on in more than just memories and conspiracy theories of him still being alive.

Proving just how iconic a rapper he was, the popular California-based music festival — Coachella — featured this hologram version of Tupac performing one of my favourites, "Hail Mary", before Snoop Dogg gets on the stage to join him in concert. Snoop looks like he's having fun, but I can't imagine how weird a feeling that must've been.

It's a little creepy and a little sad, but definitely not a new idea.


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    This was absolutely phenomenal and shows the brilliance technology can bring to art. It is through art that we can carry on the legends of the most brilliant performers and minds of our time. What a tribute this was to a legendary hip hop artist. You can see some more 2Pac art on my artist’s blog with a surreal illustration I made in memoriam recently at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09/in-memoriam-tupac-shakur.html

    I really do hate to be 'that guy', but shouldn't this be at gizmodo or something instead? OH WELL!

      yes everyone hates that guy to. its not a big issue since i can see this having game related awesomeness in the future. imagine Mortal kombat in hologram form would be amazing.

      If you didn't say it, I would have. If this were any artist, you would have had half a dozen other people making a comment about how this isn't remotely game related. Kind of annoys me that only one person bothered to say anything actually.

    That would of been something to see, 2Pac was a fantastic performer (though I doubt a hologram could really capture that). But It's not a hologram is it? Wouldn't it be closer to a projection?

    Tupac was lame, Biggie was the best, and will be for all time. Even now people go on and on about Jay Z but he just repeats himself all the time and sounds lazy.

    B.I.G. fo life word up.

    Are they going to be doing this with all the famous dead artists now?

    LET THAT MAN DIE IN PEACE!...

    It's been 15 years and 15 posthumous albums (okay maybe not that much).

    Holy crap I just realised how riduculously terrible it would be if a Lennon or Harrison hologram was ever done.

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