Tupac Lives On In This Holographic Performance

Raise your hand if you miss Tupac. I certainly do. Fortunately the West Coast genius lives on in more than just memories and conspiracy theories of him still being alive.

Proving just how iconic a rapper he was, the popular California-based music festival—Coachella—featured this hologram version of Tupac performing one of my favorites, "Hail Mary," before Snoop Dogg gets on the stage to join him in concert. Snoop looks like he's having fun, but I can't imagine how weird a feeling that must've been.

It's a little creepy and a little sad, but definitely not a new idea.

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Nice. The first time I remember seeing this technology was a few years ago, with Madonna and Gorillaz. I was stunned by the quality of the holograms at display there, but when Madonna appeared and interacted with them, finally going BEHIND one of them, I lost my shit.

I was like "HOW IN THE HOLY FUCK DID THEY DO THAT???"

Now, it seems like that Madonna was also a hologram, and the real Madonna appears later when she's with the backup singers / dancers. But that actually makes it all the more impressive, because the hologram Madonna still looks like the real deal.