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.
The virtual Pac became a viral sensation after he performed “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” with Snoop in the desert. The 2-D image, which is technically not a hologram, was created by Digital Domain Media Group Inc. and reportedly cost between $100,000 and $400,000 to produce.
After the overwhelming response, The Wall Street Journal reports that Dre and Snoop plan to continue conversations for a tour involving themselves and the lifelike Pac.
One option could involve a stadium tour with other hip-hop stars on the bill, including Eminem, 50 Cent, and Wiz Khalifa, or a smaller scale outing with only Dre, Snoop, and the virtual Tupac, playing smaller venues.
Dre and his team first approached the visual-effects house a year ago with the idea. “This is just the beginning,” said Ed Ulbrich, Digital Domain’s chief creative officer. “Dre has a massive vision for this.”
Tupac will rise again during the West Coast icons’ headlining set at next weekend’s festival on April 22.