Hologram Brings 2pac Back To Life
It was a ground-breaking moment Sunday night in Indio, California as Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg performed a high-tech resurrection. Tupac Shakur, who was shot and killed in 1996, appeared on stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to perform “Hail Mary” and then joined with Snoop on “2 of Amerika’z Most Wanted.” The life-like hologram prompted dramatic reactions from those in attendance, including many of the other performers present. Even watching the video is an eerie experience. It’s become an immediate sensation online today.
The Death Row reunion was the highlight of the festival so far, and will likely be considered one of the unforgettable moments in the history of Hip Hop. By its very nature, the performance had to be choreographed down to the minutest detail, yet it seemed loose and spontaneous and – for lack of a better word – real. The interaction between the Tupac hologram and Snoop onstage was particularly spooky, and the hologram’s moves were uncannily authentic, Crip walk and all.
The final moment saw Tupac disappearing into a burst of light, a feat that many said gave them chills and drove them to tears. Roots’ drummer Questo tweeted the following. ”That Pac Hologram haunted me in my sleep. Rest In Peace 2pac…….#OkIWill!!!!!!!!!!”
Snoop and Dre’s set also included a heart-tugging tribute to Nate Dogg who passed away last year, and featured in-the-flesh guests Eminem, Warren G, Kurupt, Wiz Khalifa and others.
The festival continues next Friday, Saturday and Sunday.