2Pac's Coachella Resurrection
2012-04-17 by andcas | 75 Comments

The late hip-hop icon recently made a chilling live appearance at the 2012 Coachella Festival where he performed solo and with his long time partner in crime Snoop Dogg. Special effects team AV Concepts, with the help of a blank check donation from Dr. Dre, made it possible for an extremely life-like holographic incarnation of the slain artists to emerge.

The video captured of this phenomenally impressive technological achievement depicts 2pac rapping 'Hail Mary' and '2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted' across the stage before vanishing into thin air. The uproar has sparked endless speculation of what this could mean in the near future for other fallen musicians people have always wished to see resurrected in a live setting.

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DotEight
April 17th 2012

5434 Comments


My friend showed me this on FB last night, it's scary/awesome/weird as fuck.

jimmykidd
April 17th 2012

520 Comments


this is pretty amazing

jessejplatt
April 17th 2012

2 Comments


On video it looks awesome. Actually being there live though it was not as good looking. It looked like he was moonwalking forward at times, haha.

SCREAM!
April 17th 2012

9554 Comments


I didn't even know we could do this until my friend showed it to me yesterday.

"it's scary/awesome/weird as fuck."

basically sums it up

bloc
April 17th 2012

34489 Comments


Read about this yesterday, but it's so awesome to see a video of it.

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KSK1
April 17th 2012

4051 Comments


I heard about this last night. That's pretty damn cool.

731
April 17th 2012

662 Comments


http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/04/tupac-hologram-merely-pretty-cool-optical-illusion.ars

Maniac!
April 17th 2012

26187 Comments


what the actual fuck

Maniac!
April 17th 2012

26187 Comments


we can rebuild him



we have the technology

livingisland
April 17th 2012

502 Comments


Can't wait for the beef with hologram Biggie

Nikkolae
April 17th 2012

4381 Comments


this is amazing

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Ididthis
April 17th 2012

15 Comments


Wait for mandatory clone Pac, once nano-bio technology gives the green light :P. That would be some Hunger Games

whatshisname
April 17th 2012

178 Comments


Can't wait for the beef with hologram Biggie
[2]

klap
Staff Reviewer
April 17th 2012

9982 Comments


saw this live and i do say it looked very real, to the point where my friend thought it was someone who looked like him

Annayalater
April 17th 2012

191 Comments


HOLY TITS!


gabethepiratesquid
April 17th 2012

4521 Comments


"saw this live"
sonofabitch.

gabethepiratesquid
April 17th 2012

4521 Comments


Next week it's possible they'll do Nate Dogg.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
April 17th 2012

23606 Comments


this is all my friends on facebook are talking about. yeah, my friends are gangsters what of it

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Destructerator
April 17th 2012

845 Comments


I fear this is going to start a terrible trend. Rather than leave this as a simple demonstration of a technology in an infancy, and shout out to this man's legacy, they're thinking about bringing him on tour.

So now we're getting holograms to go on tour and make money for the record companies. Who's next, Elvis?

bloc
April 17th 2012

34489 Comments


Can't wait for the beef with hologram Biggie

Haha this would be excellent

Spec
April 17th 2012

26825 Comments


Resurrect all the people!

Destructerator
April 17th 2012

845 Comments


That being said, HOT DAMN.

gabethepiratesquid
April 17th 2012

4521 Comments


"I fear this is going to start a terrible trend. Rather than leave this as a simple demonstration of a technology in an infancy, and shout out to this man's legacy, they're thinking about bringing him on tour."

lol the worst part is Dre and Tupac weren't even on very good terms before he died and now he's doing this. Snoop and Pac were fam tho.

SCREAM!
April 17th 2012

9554 Comments


"I fear this is going to start a terrible trend. Rather than leave this as a simple demonstration of a technology in an infancy, and shout out to this man's legacy, they're thinking about bringing him on tour. "

This. Also, once the technology evolves more and becomes even more realistic I can totally see some bands filming one concert and sending the "holograms" to do the rest of their work which is kind of a scary thought.

Scoot
April 17th 2012

17477 Comments


john and george for a beatles reunion?

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MoosechriS
April 17th 2012

4620 Comments


Let the grave robbing commence

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crewdreary
April 17th 2012

53 Comments


the walking was so unnatural

also, this made snoop look old as fuck

TrstN01
April 17th 2012

800 Comments


I heard about this in my INST class today. Holy shit, that's awesome.

DoubtGin
April 17th 2012

6684 Comments


http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1683241/tupac-hologram-tour.jhtml

jefflebowski
April 17th 2012

6841 Comments


this sounds like the worst thing ever but it's actually pretty good

paxman
April 17th 2012

4083 Comments


Fucking awesome, but bad for the music industry if you ask me

Tijnmans
April 17th 2012

350 Comments


http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1683241/tupac-hologram-tour.jhtml

Who the fuck would go see this seriously!

Spec
April 17th 2012

26825 Comments


Band playing one show and sending holograms to every other venue is a terrifying thought.

klap
Staff Reviewer
April 17th 2012

9982 Comments


this is getting blown out of proportion

Funeralopolis
April 17th 2012

10421 Comments


The hologram was a bit slippery though he just kind of slides across the floor at points.

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freedomofspeechnoway
April 17th 2012

407 Comments


This is already old news.

Sirob
April 17th 2012

2653 Comments


wow that was so fucking cool. but i really hope this doesnt get blown out of proportion

FourthReich
April 17th 2012

15303 Comments


RIP...Yeah it was a nice homage but nothing more should become of it.

"lol the worst part is Dre and Tupac weren't even on very good terms before he died and now he's doing this. Snoop and Pac were fam tho."

Idk about that last statement i know pac had some beef with snoop, you know how pac loved to start shit even with his kin:
http://community.allhiphop.com/discussion/463570/frank-alexander-on-tupac-vs-snoop-dogg-beef-how-it-really-started

Iamthe Nightstars
April 17th 2012

2108 Comments


So awesome.

AlasKenColors
April 17th 2012

158 Comments


Haha, this probably tripped a lot of people out; considering most of the people attending were probably either rolling, on acid, high, or a combination of things.

sailSAway
April 17th 2012

812 Comments


"It's bouncing around the Web like a beachball at a Nickelback concert."

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
April 17th 2012

48520 Comments


2pac sucks, bring back Big L

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Spec
April 17th 2012

26825 Comments


We now have the technology for a hologram! What should we do? Bring back Martin Luther King for a peace rally? Bring back Gandhi for a speech? no nigga we bringin pac back nigga

livingisland
April 17th 2012

502 Comments


I'd love to see a hologram of Frank Zappa. Lord knows we need him now more than ever.

Imperial
April 17th 2012

1681 Comments


We now have the technology for a hologram! What should we do? Bring back Martin Luther King for a peace rally? Bring back Gandhi for a speech? no nigga we bringin pac back nigga


ur dum.

lucasjcockcroft
April 17th 2012

3669 Comments


scary.

bungy
April 17th 2012

8843 Comments


knew he wasnt dead

ThroneOfAgony
April 17th 2012

3485 Comments


I love 2pac dearly, but I really don't think he would enjoy seeing this

jayfatha
April 17th 2012

2882 Comments


Not a big Pac fan but damn that rules so much

ForgiverForgetter
April 17th 2012

36 Comments


Guys, I don't think anyone's really recognized that the future is finally and unavoidably here.

chesse13
April 17th 2012

2326 Comments


i bet this really freaked out people who weren't expecting it for some reason

Azn.
April 17th 2012

5306 Comments


I'd love to see a hologram of Frank Zappa. Lord knows we need him now more than ever. [2]



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Duderino
April 17th 2012

827 Comments


funny how the highlight of snoop's performance (aside from this) was him smoking a joint on stage

jackalope11
April 17th 2012

330 Comments


Shit was sooooo insane live on Sunday, best $350 I've ever spent in my life

Spec
April 17th 2012

26825 Comments


Snoop doesn't smoke weed.

Damon
April 17th 2012

257 Comments


That's some star trek shit

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 17th 2012

30291 Comments


This isn't incredibly new or anything. Can't remember what music awards show it was (probably the grammies) but Alicia Keys did a duet with ol' blue eyes a few years back

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BarkHammer
April 17th 2012

125 Comments


I predict Metallica will be using this technology to cover up Lars Ulrich's drumming ability.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 17th 2012

30291 Comments


Also, reminds me far too much of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkQAIHcpWfI

AsoTamaki
April 17th 2012

2525 Comments


One step closer to concerts like in Macross Plus. Cant wait.

funny how the highlight of snoop's performance (aside from this) was him smoking a joint on stage

I don't know. It was pretty awesome on Gin & Juice when he did the second verse to Tha Shiznit's beat.

Alicia Keys did a duet with ol' blue eyes a few years back
That was just a standard video projection on screen though. They do that all the time.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 17th 2012

30291 Comments


Was it? I can barely remember it

AsoTamaki
April 17th 2012

2525 Comments


Yeah, she just sat at the piano and it was beside her.

This one with Elvis and Celine Dion is pretty cool. Never knew about this before. http://youtu.be/demh7Whc96s

taxidermist
April 17th 2012

7175 Comments


Old news now, but man this was fucking exciting to watch. Uhhkris and I tripped major balls.

spillingmercury
April 17th 2012

877 Comments


There was some 80s band that used, or had done idk, this thing where they synced up a bunch of robots to do concerts in their place all at the same time. Didn't MF Doom send out lookalikes at some of his shows too?
I think it was just especially eerie just because the hologram had that ethereal glow to it that just felt very surreal, but for me the novelty was that I didn't know they were doing anything of the sort as a cap on Coachella. It reminded me a lot of what Gorillaz wanted to do with a complete hologram band and the show they did with Madonna, so I don't really get why this is being treated as a new innovation that will drastically change the music industry.

Mickeymau5
April 17th 2012

1614 Comments


"Can someone explain how they got Tupac to say, "What up Coachella" when he died in 1996 and the festival did not even begin until 1999?"

FourthReich
April 18th 2012

15303 Comments


^Voice actor according to an article i read^. Though prior to reading it i thought they just pieced the phrase out through some
of pac's old vocal recordings.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 18th 2012

30291 Comments


Lol, yeah they cut and pasted it together like a kidnapper's ransom note

Funeralopolis
April 18th 2012

10421 Comments


would be cool to see them do this with beefcake

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 18th 2012

30291 Comments


Except that Volker Kahl and Robag Wruhme are very much alive, so....

Funeralopolis
April 18th 2012

10421 Comments


it pleases me to see you name them off. I am all warm and bubbly inside.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 18th 2012

30291 Comments


Good to see that you didn't think that one through

Destructerator
April 18th 2012

845 Comments


How it actually worked: http://imgur.com/hc5ln

It wasn't a hologram...

MO
April 18th 2012

17336 Comments


cool to see, but basically what andcas said, true musicians would never substitute this for themselves

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PuddlesPuddles
April 19th 2012

4665 Comments


Cha-ching

chesse13
April 19th 2012

2326 Comments


Though prior to reading it i thought they just pieced the phrase out through some of pac's old vocal recordings.


that would be so awkward sounding, i would love to hear that lmao



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