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The Ghost Of Hologram Tupac Is Going On Tour!

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We're predicting that this is the start of something BIG!

If U loved watching hologram Tupac Shakur perform live at Coachella this past Sunday, then you'll be pleased to hear that Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre are considering going on tour with their old friend's digital likeness.

Despite dying over 15 years ago, the crowd's reaction and subsequent internet buzz proved that fans are still polarized by the iconic rapper's presence. Although we think concert goers will line up for the proposed show, the tour will be no easy feat for Digital Domain Media Group Inc. — the company that created the hologram.

Ed Ulbrich, the chief creative officer for the visual effects house, explained:

"This is not found footage. This is not archival footage. This is an illusion."

Although it will certainly be a challenge to create a Tupac who can seemlessly entertain fans for hours, Ulbrich says, "This is just the beginning. Dre has a massive vision for this."

Not to mention, the possibilities of creating digital versions of other deceased musicians, celebrities, and cultural icons are endless! Can U Imagine watching John Lennon perform again? How about Elvis or Johnny Cash? Queen can finally have a frontman again! Ghandi can inspire a new generation and Michael Jackson can tour for eternity.

We have an undeniable gut feeling that Tupac's Coachella performance (above) was just a GLIMPSE of what we'll be seeing in the future.

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25 comments to “The Ghost Of Hologram Tupac Is Going On Tour!”

  1. Molly says – reply to this


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    This is weird..



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    This is exactly what I commented about on the other post about the Tupac hologram. Hmm…very interesting concept but again, we need to be careful about that fine line of honoring and exploiting a memory…



  3. 3

    creepy and exploitative

  4. Jenny G says – reply to this


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    Wow, just what everyone wants to see: A hologram of a black man cussing and using derogatory terms. No wonder he was shot and killed. This is disgusting. Get a hologram with some class.



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    I mean, the idea of using holograms in concert is cool. Brad Paisley used a hologram of Allison Krauss on tour a few years ago to perform their Whiskey Lullaby duet…but she's still alive and recorded the scene herself.
    Using dead people is just weird.

  6. Pac4life says – reply to this


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    Just as long they don't have that fat fuck Biggie and Pac on stage rapping together! They didn't do it when they were alive and they sure the fuck better do it now that their dead!

  7. Pac4life says – reply to this


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    I ment "better not"… I rather see 2pac rap and hate about everybody including BIGGIE!

  8. Pac4Life says – reply to this


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    "Better Not" I ment!



  9. 9

    That is just creepy. A one time "performance", maybe. But a tour… too weird.



  10. 10

    Weekend at Tupacs. Hey guys did that hologram have an erection or what??



  11. 11

    Celine Dion in Vegas uses a hologram of Stevie Wonder playing piano as she sings a duet? However I do agree with Perez, Tupac's performance is an example of digital visionary delights in its infancy. I've always said that gaming will become so life like, it will be difficult to determine reality from fiction i.e. you'll be in a gaming "room" surrounded by digital fantasy resembling an LSD trip.



  12. 12

    Will the hologram be shooting people as well?

  13. zadoc says – reply to this


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    I am sorry folks, but seeing a dead dude perform is pretty creepy. Who's next? Biggie? Curt Cobain? Freaking Elvis? I'll pass, thanks.

    POLL: Was Tupac's hologram performance creepy?
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  14. 14

    It looks fake to me, You can see through it's feet (I will not call a hologram a him) When it walks it looks like it is on a treadmill. Not impressed at all



  15. 15

    Creepy but honestly it was something, me and my 2 daughters watched it and it seemed like a few minutes magic show.

    Tara Hamdi(Abu Dhabi) now Denmark



  16. 16

    Re: Jenny G – Can you just STFU! This is rap if you want classy, go and buy yourself an opera ticket! IDIOT!



  17. 17

    Hey, since all the shitty pop stars are just lip synching in convert then I suppose that this is the next logical step.

    I'm curious who gets to pocket the money made by his likeness.



  18. 18

    I wish I was there to see that! I would have died and gone to heaven! 2pac is the biggest and most successful Rap Artist the world has ever seen. Forget Jay-Z, Kanye, all them other rappers you see now days. 2pac had the whole package, he could rap, sing, write, perform, act, it's a tragedy his life was cut short at 25. He would've made a shit load of more changes. Most of you do not know that Pac wanted to get involved in Politics. He was unbelievably educated. There's more to him than you know.

  19. SCALLYbixch says – reply to this


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    One can only wonder if celebs will now be able to perform in multiple venues at once only increasing their marketability among other high-tech additions. Or how about a virtual Bread breed of celebrity? Only time can tell if were on the brink of a futuristic revolution.

  20. Breanna says – reply to this


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    i would really love to see a hologram concert of Aaliyah!!!!!! omg i would really really go nuts if i couldint make it to that concert

  21. itshahaholly says – reply to this


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    Re: Jenny G – You're ignorant. Sit down and hush.

  22. Ferre says – reply to this


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    Re: Breanna – I was just thinking the same thing. Then I can die happily.

  23. Latasha says – reply to this


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    Ok that was a little creepy.. The technology that went into that is amazing but creepy nonetheless.

  24. Melissa says – reply to this


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    Re: Jenny G – Why would you say something like that? 2Pac rapped things you'll never understand, obviously, because hes a 'black man' who you judge for cussing. Like you never cursed in your life. Have some respect.

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