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Tupac Shakur Hologram at Coachella Brings the Rapper Back From the Dead (VIDEO)

by Adriana Velez on April 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM

tupacHOLY SH*T, Y'ALL. Tupac Shakur's ghost rapped at Coachella this weekend! This is almost for real. Fifteen years ago he died a young man. But last night a hologram of Tupac rapped on the stage with Snoop Dogg.

There he is, with every last tattoo, necklace swinging, and all the crotch-grabbing, mike-pointing moves. Did I mention he was glowing? And not in a just-back-from-the-spa way, either. More a just-back-from-the-other-side way. This would have freaked your sh*t out if you'd seen it live!

Word has it that the crowd was almost stunned to silence when Tupac appeared. It was the last thing they were expecting: Tupac, back from the dead! What a dramatic moment -- first to see him rise up on the stage (li ter al ly), and then actually start singing -- in that voice. It must have been thrilling and terrifying.

Tupac's hologram sang his hits, "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" and "Hail Mary." Of course. This is exactly the kind of shocking, theatrical stunt Tupac himself would have loved. I mean, it was almost more like his ghost singing than anything else.

If you'd told me a hologram of Tupac sang at Coachella, I would have just rolled my eyes at such a cheesy idea. But I think it was so unexpected and the hologram was so realistic and true to Tupac, it wasn't cheesy at all. It was a phenomenal performance no one will ever forget.

Here's a censored version of the performance.

Here's a more complete NOT SAFE FOR WORK version.

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What other dead performers would you love to see in holograph form -- or would you rather not see anyone dead that way?


Image via cloudn9necinema/YouTube

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  • MaMaz...


    April 16, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    OMG!!  my niece went to coachella so i'm gonna have to ask her!  My eyes would've been bugged out of my head if i had seen it!!  That is some theatrical stunt...or skillz to do a trick like that!  JMO, I wouldn't want to see any performer come back to life...let them be at peace!

  • luvz2...


    April 16, 2012 at 3:27 PM


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    Brandt Hardin

    April 16, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    This was absolutely phenomenal and shows the brilliance technology can bring to art.  It is through art that we can carry on the legends of the most brilliant performers and minds of our time.  What a tribute this was to a legendary hip hop artist.  You can see some more 2Pac art on my artist’s blog with a surreal illustration I made in memoriam recently at

  • tawsh...


    April 17, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    I seriously cannot believe my eyes! I keep watching it over and over. Freaking my freaking freak I tell ya. That is crazy!

  • Kediset


    April 17, 2012 at 8:05 AM

    I love this kind of technology :3 Especially since it can even bring anime characters to life ;3 It's so coool!

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