Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa and Kendrick Lamar delivered a huge “old school meets new school” set at the Coachella Music Festival last night, with one extra special guest — the late Tupac Shakur via hologram. I’m sure at least a few of us conspiracy theorists will insist that Tupac is still alive and at this very moment chillin’ in Cuba with a drink, watching this footage and deciding that the hologram looks nothing like him. But there’s no way around the fact that the man officially passed away over fifteen years ago, and it’s a little bit eerie to see and hear him alongside the living in 2012. Take a look, but be forewarned that the clip features language that is not safe for work.


Do you think Tupac’s Coachella resurrection is cool or creepy? Which long-departed artists would you like to see make a comeback in hologram form?

  • jamesfrmphilly

    ghosts is real!

  • La, California Dreaming

    Eh, it wasn’t creepy or cool, but it was…weird.

    I don’t know what to say really. I wouldn’t ever want someone to use my image that way. It just seems kind of sacrilegious.

  • Mr Jay

    I find it exploitative more than anything. Was Pac even on speaking terms with any of them he knew when he died?

  • Perverted Alchemist

    Honestly…who really cares about Tupac in 2012?

  • minna k.

    Wow! I would probably have fell to my knees crying if I were there in person.

  • apple

    i was horrified, i could only imagine how people in the crowd felt.. i wish i was there!

  • apple

    everyone.. tupac is forever relevant.

  • Perverted Alchemist

    Can’t agree with you there. His image and controversial nature sold his music. Not his records (Because most of them weren’t really that good) and certainly not his “talent” as a rapper. In terms of lyrical ability, he was marginal, at best.

  • Kema

    That has to be sacrilegious

  • The Taker

    I would have did a near faint and sh*t. I believe in ghosts, so that would have crept me out a little bit. But I do wish they would let this poor man rest. I’m not so sure he would care for people using his image while he aint there nor will he ever have any say if it’s okay for them to do that.

  • Nicole

    Amazing! I wish I was there!

  • Nigerian sista

    Creepy! Leave the dead alone.

  • DollB

    I didn’t watch the video but I don’t understand why don’t we let the dead RIP. I mean, what’s the point? I think it’s creepy.

  • EnsomCityEmpress

    So please tell me ” who that knoweth all” who do you listen to in the hip hop genre?
    And with your answer, I bet that their favourite rapper is Tupac.
    Stop the hate against our black artists. the man rapped street poetry.

  • apple

    fine, lets all go listen to drake and nicki minaj

  • df

    so creepy and unnecessary but at least the hipsters enjoyed it! this hologram technology is already being used foolishly…can’t wait till it’s used for sinister means….the time will definitely come…*sigh*

  • sholla21

    Many people reacted positively to this and his mother is apparently pleased. I thought it was creepy. I watched it once because I thought it was an impersonator then I immediately understood what was going on because he – wow, I feel weird saying “he”-, it, was sorta see through. More disturbing than anything but a lot of people seemed to enjoy it so…

  • Yolanda Marie

    It was cool…I guess. Personally, I was never that big of a Tupac fan (insert haters comments here) anyway so I think it was kinda pointless. *shrugs*

  • bk chick

    Well if this is the way we going ppl might as well start having holograms of themselves at their funerals…or loved ones funerals…doing random every day things they used to do when they were alive….creepy!

  • sholla21

    Good Lord, no. I’m so not ready for that, lol.

  • df

    that would do nothing but delay grieving stages and eff up little children’s poor minds.

  • bk chick

    @sholla21…Imagine that? I feel like the Tupac hologram is a slippery slope..


  • Atheist & Proud

    I and a gazilion people do. 2pac is the King of Hip-Hop. Get used to it.

  • Dgrrl

    VERY creepy….I didnt like it but I LOVE Tupac!

  • bongomongo

    i would have loved to be there it looks so surreal i think its scary and sweet at the same time

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