5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Tupac Hologram

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Tupac Shakur stole the show with his lifelike performance of “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s Coachella set on Sunday. The haunting hologram of the late legend was all the buzz by Monday morning, with many questions being asked and answered. Find out what Pac’s mother thought, who envisioned the idea, and how much it cost.

1. Tupac’s protective mother Afeni Shakur was “positively thrilled” after seeing her son back on stage, according to TMZ. While she was not in attendance at the festival, she did watch the live stream on YouTube.

2. Dr. Dre asked Afeni for approval to incorporate her son into his performance and she agreed. As a thank you, Dre reportedly made a donation to the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.

3. The Tupac hologram was Dre’s idea. He called on San Diego-based company AV Concepts, who took nearly four months to create it in a studio. “We worked with Dr. Dre on this and it was Dre’s vision to bring this back to life,” Nick Smith, president of AV Concepts, told MTV News. “It was his idea from the very beginning and we worked with him and his camp to utilize the technology to make it come to life.”

4. The exact cost of bringing Pac back to life for one night is undisclosed, but is estimated in the price range of $100,000 to upwards of $400,000.

5. According to Daz Dillinger, Nate Dogg was originally supposed to appear as a hologram as well, but a last-minute decision was made not to use him. Instead photos of the late rapper flashed across the screen as Snoop performed “Ain’t No Fun.”

If you missed the resurrection of Tupac at Coachella, watch it here.



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41 Comments

  1. Jay

    Dope!

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  2. Shee

    Makaveli Tha Don!

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  3. Nigel

    HELL YEAH DRE!!!

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  4. LilWayne12

    2Pac is the most overrated Artist of all Time.

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    GolfWang GOODmusic Reply:

    @LilWayne12, tupac paved the way for the alien who u dickride.

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    Cee Reply:

    @GolfWang GOODmusic, lmfao! Tell him! Lil Wayne a.k.a “the alien” is garbage compared to Pac!

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    dreincharacter Reply:

    @LilWayne12, said the guy with the name ‘lilwayne12′

    talk about irony.

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    Outspoken Reply:

    @dreincharacter, LOL exactly!

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    mitcholos Reply:

    @LilWayne12, Says The Fan Of A Punk Ass Gimmic Whi Claims To Be The Best Rapper Alive- FOH…

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    I Love Rihanna Reply:

    @LilWayne12, FOH

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    What A Joke! Reply:

    @LilWayne12, Yeah, Tupac is the most overrated artist of all time but you’ll be pleased to know Lil Wayne will be taking the No.1 spot as soon as he dies :)

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    Shade Reply:

    @What A Joke!, You guys can’t tell when you’re being trolled, huh?

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    Migue Mico Reply:

    @LilWayne12, 2pac is a fuckin legend! if you dont like his music just shut up and go to other site!!
    his songs talk about lots of things! not just bitches, niggas, hoes, champagne, parties, club, weeds… like do rickross, lil wayne (the real overrated artist right now), waka flocka (XD)… and a big etc. ;) ignorant!

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    stfu Reply:

    @LilWayne12, loool that was too easy to piss off these guys wasn’t it

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    KANYERADE Reply:

    @LilWayne12,

    What a troll…

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    Thriller Reply:

    @LilWayne12, U have no idea about Hip Hop! Pac is the king, YMCMB should take a bow

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  5. squirt

    omg… i Love it! i Love it! i Love it!…. DR. Dre u r the man for this!!!!! good job

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  6. IndiGo

    that’s what i call respect and friendship

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  7. Shade

    Actually, I did know all of this.

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  8. Danielle

    I’m not digging the hologram performance, while it was amazing how real it looked, it still looked stiff, like something ud see in a video game or at a gorillaz concert

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    What A Joke! Reply:

    @Danielle, they’re not God so of course it’s not going to be AS fluid as a human being. If you can do better please bless the world with your genius

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  9. westry

    Upgrading,kudoos to DRE

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  10. alicia

    And many children are hungry around the world

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    Fcole Reply:

    @alicia, So you are gonna blame on dre and Pac???. Read again girl, he donate money to afeni foundation.

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    Mr. azx bumie Bamkieo Reply:

    @alicia, this ain’t got nothing to do with dre and pac Read Again!

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  11. SARA

    Tupac si the best, RIP boo

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  12. Mr. azx bumie Bamkieo

    Already saw it somewhere else and it’s Amazing Dope

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  13. Dozz

    Thats love right there! I wonder what it felt like for big Snoop Dogg to be on stage performin with Pac again… All i know is that that shit was CRAZY, and seein Pac vanish into thin air like that was kinda spooky!!! 2 THUMBS UP for that shit! KILLUMINATI!!!!

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  14. Ben10

    TUPAC BACK!!!

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  15. TheDreamer

    Great idea. Made me feel sad that Pac is not here anymore but I bet he felt the love.

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  16. Hugh

    DRE is the best

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  17. ronie

    Very neat, but kind of creepy & heart thrilling to me.

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