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TUPAC BACK At Coachella With Snoop, Dr. Dre, Wiz, 50 Cent, Eminem & The Weeknd + Nas' "Behind The Music" SNEAK PEEK

Coachella Day 3 wrapped up with Snoop and all his friends hitting the stage...with an eerily realistic hologram of Tupac Shakur performing as well.  And yes, his mom approved.

 

Pics and video inside, plus a sneak peak at Mr. Nas' upcoming VH1 "Behind the Music"...

Hologram creator Nick Smith recently dished on bringing the iconic rapper back to life for yesterday's Snoop & Dr. Dre set. The Tupac image, which was all Dr. Dre's idea, was created in the very realistic likeness of the late rapper as he perormed his tracks "Hail Mary" and "2 of Americaz Most Wanted."


 

Smith wasn't allowed to discuss all the details of the creation of the Hologram (the image and movements were an original creation --not parts of an old concert), but MTV reports:

Smith said he wasn't allowed to talk about the creative aspects of the production — including how the hologram was able to seemingly perform the set in synch with Snoop and whether all the vocals were 'Pac's — but he did say that his company has the ability to recreate long-dead figures and visually recreate them in the studio. "You can take their likenesses and voice and ... take people that haven't done concerts before or perform music they haven't sung and digitally recreate it," he said.

The shirtless Timbaland-wearing Tupac hologram (which cost anywhere from 100K-400K) opened up alongside Snoop & Dre (who have been working together for 2 decades now) saying "What's Up Coachella?!"

Tupac's mom, Afeni Shakur, told media she was "thrilled" by the hologram performance.  She said it was amazing to see, but bittersweet as well.

Nate Dogg was orignally scheduled to perform in Hologram form as well, but the idea was scrapped last minute and replaced with a video tribute.

50 Cent also hit the stage with Snoop.

They rocked out with “What Up Gangsta” with Tony Yayo by his side, swaggering into and “P.I.M.P.” with Snoop, and closed with “In Da Club.”

And, of course, Wiz Khalifa hit the stage with Uncle Snoop to perform a couple tracks and share some weed.

Here's video of Tupac and Snoop performing together:

Eminem hit the stage as well with his longtime collaborator Dr. Dre.

 

And if you're a fan of The Weeknd, the crooner hit the stage for his own hour long set--including his track with Drake called "Crew Luv":

 

In other rap news, Nas is about to premiere his VH1 "Behind The Music" episode on  Wednesday at 9p EST . Check out the sneak peek below:

Get More: Behind The Music

 

Esco dishes on his Queens background, his parents, dealing drugs, and his careless behavior.  His album Life Is Good is set to release soon on a yet-to-be unveiled date.

 

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That was amazing. It was nice

That was amazing. It was nice to see him again. All i can say is Wow. The dude that made that has done something great. He'll have some folks knocking on his door definitely.
Coco's picture

The Pac performance was

The Pac performance was amazing...had me in tears!
thesiddity1ne's picture

that was absolutely off the

that was absolutely off the charts! technology at its best!
pgrip's picture

If only he could have known

If only he could have known how many people would miss and adore his music forever...Just maybe he would have valued life more......change the people he was around.....Great Rapper caught up! RIP
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I love Tupac. And I loved

I love Tupac. And I loved this performance. These young rappers need to be reminded of what real rap is ever once in a while!
QueenSafira's picture

i thought it was great made

i thought it was great made me sad he was gone tho RIP Pac
Anonymous's picture

fuck deathrow fuck the west.

fuck deathrow fuck the west. bad boy for life
Anonymous's picture

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TUPAC AMAZING. OMG I WONDER

TUPAC AMAZING. OMG I WONDER HOW THEY DID THAT. GOOD WORK!!!
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Sorry, but that did not

Sorry, but that did not "feel" like a Tupac performance. I'm not impressed. The hologram was clearly done by someone else, a Tupac impersonator and all you youngins who don't know any better are all over it. I'm the same as Tupac, and remember clearly how he used to move, sound, and perform. Some of his hand gestures were a bit effeminate. This dude didn't even have the tattoos. His hand gestures were off. They tried to update this "Tupac" by having him sag. You youngins are so thirsty for real artists that you'll fall for anything. Tupac, this performance was not.....
Anonymous's picture

Clearly u're a "poser"

Clearly u're a "poser" pretending to know of what u speak. Sagging's been around or effing ever. PAC did it. Look at his old videos, interviews- he spoke with his hands and yes, sometimes his gestures were effeminate. Also, the hologram did have tatts. Oh and it's a hologram, nobody had to do it (impersonator) it's not a real person!!
Observer's picture

Nope, not a poser. I meant

Nope, not a poser. I meant to say that Tupac's hand gestures were effeminate but this guy's wasn't. I remember Tupac the way he really was, not the way everyone put him on a pedestal after he died. He was a great lyricist, yes...that's undeniable. But let him rest. Whoever created this hologram used a copycat person. If you look at Tupac performances on Youtube, you could clearly see this was not the real dea.
Anonymous's picture

"Not the real dea"? What part

"Not the real dea"? What part of hologram suggests "real"? What are u slow? Besides, Pac wanted to be "immortalized through pictures". Everybody who does it (rapping) wanna be remembered forever. They want to be considered so great that when the game is mentioned throughout the years, their name is mentioned. Nobody in the game wants to be forgotten, never again mentioned, irrelevant. If anyone says that they want their music, their lives to be placed in a box beneath a pile of forgotten articles, never to be heard again, posters, pictures, accomplishments, contributions to be forgotten, unimportant history-they're bullsh*ttin u as well as themselves. 
Observer's picture

meant same "age", not same

meant same "age", not same "as"
Anonymous's picture

Love that man name

Love that man name PAC!!!!!!!!!!
Sage's picture

Wonder why they gave Pac a

Wonder why they gave Pac a hard on? I don't EVER remember him packing like that!
Anonymous's picture

Tupac was definately the BEST

Tupac was definately the BEST rapper of his time and even after his death, no one can take his place or even compares! Miss you PAC! RIP...definately one that was gone too soon!
Anonymous's picture

Tupac was definately the BEST

Tupac was definately the BEST rapper of his time and even after his death, no one can take his place or even compares! Miss you PAC! RIP...definately one that was gone too soon!
Anonymous's picture

Damn damn DAMN!! 1st things

Damn damn DAMN!! 1st things 1st, I loved 2Pac. Thought the hologram was neat BUT... mark my words that the shit's about to get reeeeeal redundant! Ca$h Mon(k)ey's about to make a stra8 mockery out of it! Kanye will probably do somethin good & "ig'nent" with it, Puffy, Lady Gaga... oh it's about to get real unprofessional * Kanye voice*
Brace urselves's picture

There is already a hologram

There is already a hologram of Michael in the Cirque de Soleil show.
The Truth's picture

It's weird but at the same

It's weird but at the same time it's amazing!!!! It’s astounding what technology can do.
ohsotrue's picture

Damn, that hologram was eerie

Damn, that hologram was eerie as hell!! Made me miss him even more. The rap game is not the same without him. I wouldn't mind seeing more holograms of our favorite artists...long as they do it right and in good taste. I can't lie though,, seeing that hologram of Tupac made me a little misty eyed.
Anonymous's picture

made me sad but happy at the

made me sad but happy at the same time..he is soo missed..I loved every second of it..I would listen to that all day..Peace..it's a shame though with all this mindless, endless killings!!
Deh yah's picture

mad me sad but happy at the

mad me sad but happy at the same time..he is soo missed..I loved every second of it..I would listen to that all day..Peace..it's a shame though with all this mindless, endless killings!!
Deh yah's picture

All these people saying they

All these people saying they didn't like the Tupac concert because he should be "resting in peace", are wrong IMO. Accomplishments left behind should always be referred to and used. That's paying homage. And that's how people live forever, with significant contributions to the world that are so great they outlast the person, in this case Pac's music.
Twilightey's picture

Very well said. 2PAC 4ever.

Very well said. 2PAC 4ever. <3 him.
LA girl too's picture

OMG...PAC...LUV THIS, WAS

OMG...PAC...LUV THIS, WAS EERIE BUT SO F@#%K GOOD...real talk. watch biggie next!
spell's picture

OMG! That's technology at its

OMG! That's technology at its finest. That hologram of Tupac is fantastic, it looks like he was really there. If they can do that with Tupac, who will they bring back next. This has endless possibilities. I luv it.
Daniel fom the &#039;D&quot;'s picture

Ahhhh! I miss Pac! Takes me

Ahhhh! I miss Pac! Takes me back to my college days. Those were the days boy! Whew!
ImSooCHI's picture

OMG that was eerie, looked

OMG that was eerie, looked very real. Somewhere Diddy just placed an order for BIGGIE, just wait and see.
Demeter's picture

Nas' VH1 Behind The Music

Nas' VH1 Behind The Music looks dope! Nas NEVER ages!
all is good's picture

technology is something

technology is something else, this is only the beginning. 100k-400k, this is a new business venture about to happen .....
Anonymous's picture

I loved it!!!

I loved it!!!
Kim R.'s picture

Testing-Spammers can leave

Testing-Spammers can leave messages but not me? What part of the game is this Natasha??!! LOL
AnoniNYC's picture

i dont like it, was kinda

i dont like it, was kinda creepy. Sorry love some Pac but RIP key word is REST
Rita Ora...New Queen of Roc Nation's picture

idk how to feel about that. .

idk how to feel about that. . . but I will say as "cool" it may seem . . . I cant help but not deny that it does not sit well with me. at all.
Anonymous's picture

Nas looks all kinds of

Nas looks all kinds of edible! RIP TUPAC! I'm still shook up by his death. Greatest that ever did it and he didn't even get to finish! #LEGEND
Anon's picture

Luv me some Pac..don't know

Luv me some Pac..don't know what to feel about that.
Other Anonymous's picture

wow, technology is something

wow, technology is something else, i think they've just started something. this is only the beginning .....
Anonymous's picture

The PAC performance was

The PAC performance was weird. It was uncomfortable. Especially when he did the little grinding dance. Also, hate he did the prophetic HAIL MARY. It was very eery.
Terri's picture

Can't Ybf block this

Can't Ybf block this senseless idiotic nuisance posting f**k sh*t bout some blogspot..like must you fucking go all the way???
brownvelvet's picture

LOVE IT!!!!!!

LOVE IT!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

I love Tupac!!!! Want him

I love Tupac!!!! Want him back 4real
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