Tupac Shakur

Aug
18
Willow Smith Pens Letter to Tupac

Willow Smith

Willow Smith is wise beyond her years. The 11-year-old singer has shared a letter that she wrote to Tupac Shakur years ago. In the handwritten note, she asks the late hip-hop icon to come back because her mother Jada Pinkett-Smith misses him. Jada and Pac had a close relationship, which some believed was more than a friendship.

“Can you come back so mommy and me can be happy?” asks Willow, who will star in a remake of the 1982 musical Annie.

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Apr
23
Kendrick Lamar: Tupac Hologram Was ‘Next Level’

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar made history when he shared the stage with Dr. Dre while performing his single “The Recipe” at Coachella. While he knew about the much-talked-about Tupac Shakur hologram before the rest of the world, he didn’t expect it to take on a life of its own.

“I didn’t know it was going to be that serious,” the Compton MC told Fuse. “I should have expected, this dude is a perfectionist and he’s always taken the game to the next level, and that my friend is the next motherfu**ing level. It don’t get any better.”

After hopping offstage, he was able to enjoy the show as a fan. “I was in amazement like everybody else,” he added. “After my set, I jumped back into the crowd all the way to the back and just watched the show. That was my first time actually getting to see Dre and Snoop, Kurupt, Warren G perform. I didn’t go to the ‘Up in Smoke’ tour when I was a kid.”

The memory will last a lifetime. “I can almost assure you that nothing else probably mattered after that in the world. It’s one of them nights where you’ll remember it forever.”

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Apr
23
Dr. Dre Dispels Tupac Hologram Tour Rumors

Dr. Dre

Shortly before taking the stage on the final day of Coachella, Dr. Dre made a video to thank everyone for their love and support for his two shows in the desert. Checking in from backstage at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif., the West Coast icon also shot down reports that he created the Tupac Shakur hologram for a tour with Snoop Dogg.

“I want to get rid of all the rumors out there,” said Dre. “This was not done for a tour. If a tour happens, we’ll see. This was done strictly for Coachella 2012.”

The Wall Street Journal previously reported that Dre and Snoop were plotting a tour involving themselves and the holographic Pac, which reportedly cost between $100,000 and $400,000 to produce.

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Apr
17
Tupac Hologram May Tour with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur

The Tupac Shakur hologram may be coming to a city near you. If you didn’t get to see the haunting image in-person at Coachella this weekend, you may be in luck. There are already talks for the resurrected rapper to tour with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg in the coming months.

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Apr
16
5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Tupac Hologram

Tupac Shakur

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.

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Apr
16
Tupac Shakur Hologram Plays Coachella with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg [Video]

Tupac Shakur

Tupac is alive. Well, at least it appeared that way during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s headlining set at Coachella on Sunday. The hip-hop icon was resurrected as a hologram, performing “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” with Snoop. The lifelike digital image was the most-talked-about moment during Dre and Snoop’s star-studded set, which also featured Eminem, 50 Cent, and Wiz Khalifa. Watch the eery performance below.

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Nov
22
Justin Bieber Raps to Tupac’s ‘Thugz Mansion’ [Video]

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber put his rap skills to the test once again. During an interview with Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club,” the 17-year-old pop superstar named Tupac as his favorite rapper. He then proceeded to spit some bars from Pac’s classic “Thugz Mansion” (starting at the 9:13 mark).

“Pac for me, he talked about real stuff, he was just inspiring,” explained Biebs.

While in the hot seat, he was also asked about working with Drake and Kanye West on his next album, reports of him being rejected from the BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher (“I don’t even know if I was asked to do it”), his love for hip-hop, and intimate details about his relationship with girlfriend Selena Gomez.

Watch him tackle the tough questions.

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