When the late Tupac Shakur once sang “Life Goes On” a decade and a half ago, he wasn’t kidding. Attendees at Coachella Music Festival this past weekend witnessed the legendary rapper come back to life at the Dr. Dre/ Snoop Dogg performance, where an illusionary hologram of the rapper appeared side by side with the two notorious ’90s rappers.
Although the iconic rapper passed away over fifteen years ago, the hologram of Tupac Shakur stunned the audience and created a fanatic worldwide buzz. After years of rumors surrounding the death of Tupac with claims that he remains alive, the 6ft tall hologram was realistic enough to believe that Tupac HAD , in fact, been resurrected.
According to PerezHilton.com, the Chief Creative Officer behind the hologram Ed Ulbrich explained, saying “This is not found footage. This is not archival footage. This is an illusion.” While it may just be an illusion, it’s safe to say that it looks completley REAL!
As a result of the popularity of Tupac’s hologram performance, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are reportedly considering “bringing” the hologram on their tour! Whether people find Tupac’s virtual hologram performance to be creepy, disrespectful, sentimental or amazing, one thing is for sure: We are about to see innovative and technological advances in the concert-going experience. Imagine if the late John Lennon, Johnny Cash, or Michael Jackson went digital in a hologram form for a live concert- Would you buy tickets to see your favorite late musicians in a VERY realistic live concert, or is it just not the real deal?