Dr. Dre, Snoop and hologram Tupac to tour?

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Tupac Shakur could be heading out on tour more than 15 years after he was killed in Las Vegas in at age 25. Despite rousing sets from dance titans like Swedish House Mafia and Justice earlier in the weekend, the late rapper upstaged them all by appearing in hologram form during the headline set from Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at Coachella on Sunday night. According to the Wall Street Journal, he could soon be heading out on an extensive tour.

The newspaper reports that, “One option would be a tour in stadiums, involving other hip-hop stars, including Eminem, 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa. Alternately, they could stage a more limited tour, featuring only Dre, Snoop Dogg and the virtual Tupac, in smaller arenas.”

The hologram was created by Digital Domain Media Group, the company responsible for making the Oscar-winning special effects in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and according to Digital Domain’s chief creative officer, Ed Ulbrich: “This is just the beginning. Dre has a massive vision for this.”

Ulbrich told the WSJ that, “To create a completely synthetic human being is the most complicated thing that can be done…This is not found footage. This is not archival footage.”

Spokeswomen for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg declined to comment on the news, but the paper claims that “a person familiar with the discussions” has told them that “representatives for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg plan to discuss logistics for a tour involving the two performers and the virtual Tupac”.

Dr. Dre and his production team approached Digital Domain a year ago to discuss creating a virtual Tupac and they began work in earnest on the Coachella project four months ago.



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JamRock said on the 17th Apr, 2012

Wicked. Keen as!!! :)

special ed

special ed said on the 17th Apr, 2012

oh dear god. can hip hop get any more pathetic


elryo said on the 17th Apr, 2012

I don't care if he brings tupac or not, just book in some aussie shows dammit!


theHordern said on the 17th Apr, 2012

this is fucking hiLARious. battlers.


cizza said on the 17th Apr, 2012

Who gives two shits about Snoop anymore, i'd be keen as for Dre though.


tmanto02 said on the 17th Apr, 2012

Tupac was never killed, it was all a hoax.


tommyhans said on the 17th Apr, 2012

If anyone had wondered what dre had been doing for the last decade we found out yesterday........roids.

Snap Kelly

Snap Kelly said on the 17th Apr, 2012

Heatwave 2013: Headliner Tupac, late withdrawal due to promoter forgetting to organise an extension chord.


daverh said on the 17th Apr, 2012

Dre was casual as fuck on stage.


TroyShaun said on the 17th Apr, 2012

would see a hologram of Tupac over any dj any day of the week.


Warn-A-Brotha said on the 17th Apr, 2012

Tupac would be spinning at high speed in his grave about this.
He fucking hated Dr. Dre.

2pac - Can't C me : "You niggas made a mistake, you should've never put my rhymes with Dre"

2pac - To live and Die in L.A : "California Love part motherfucking Two ... Without gay ass Dre"


Kungpin said on the 17th Apr, 2012

Fuck 2Wac! Where's the Biggie hologram?


katiecunningham said on the 17th Apr, 2012

^^ According to Hologram Tupac's Twitter, "They didn't make no Biggie hologram cause there aint enough pixels for that fat motherfucker!"


Soloman said on the 17th Apr, 2012

So fucking cool.. wanna see more..


patrickbateman said on the 18th Apr, 2012

cmon... this is way cooler than lil wayne and all that shit the kids listen to these days. not to mention david guetta, skrillex, etc

would have been awesome to be there