Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg Considering A Tour With 2Pac’s Hologram


Reps for Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre are discussing the possibility of a tour with the two veteran rappers and 2Pac’s hologram, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Digital Doman is the company that made the hologram happen, and their Chief Creative Officer, Ed Ulbrich, stated, “This is not found footage. This is not archival footage. This is an illusion.” This means that a 2Pac tour wouldn’t be recycled footage from old Pac shows, but all new creations of the deceased rapper’s look-alike “performing.”

“This is just the beginning, Dre has a massive vision for this,” Ulbrich added.

It’s a difficult thing to wrap your head around. On one hand, the idea of seeing legends like 2Pac, Biggie, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Marley is exciting. New generations would get to witness the closest thing possible (as of now) to a live performance from these iconic musicians. On the other hand, it’s exactly what Ulbrich said it was: an illusion. 2Pac is dead. 2Pac was not on stage saying, “What the fuck is up Coachella!?” Coachella did not even exist when 2Pac was alive.

With this type of hologram appearance, we’re toying with the stories of some of the greatest to do it, and we’re doing it for the sake of our own entertainment. It brings up all kinds of questions as to where the boundaries are for this hologram technology, and it will bring up all kinds of issues when those boundaries are tested. After the excitement settles, will there be an odd feeling in the pits of our stomachs when we think about what we’re doing? Probably. But are we entertained? Hell yeah.

  • JCE1236

    I can already see Kanye in 2016 becoming the first rapper to have a hologram perform for him when he’s still alive

  • BUOY

    Hell, MF Doom has been doing this for years.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/bbyrckstr?feature=mhee B-Boy Rock-Star

    @ JCE1236

    That would be ILL… !!!

  • a guest but not really

    im really torn. first of all i think the coachella performance was so cool. but a tour ? that might be a little much. that being said i dont know how i would be able to say “no” to buying myself tickets and flipping shit while i watched. … i guess id rather watch a hologram performance of original music than listen to the remixes and after death albums with g unit and eminem features.

  • j

    I think the Coachella performance was mind blowing (for me anyway) partially because, i guess, i was not aware that technology had evolved to those capabilities and partially because of the obvious initial shock and awe of seeing Tupac alive and just as good as ever. However, i think the novelty (as that is a big part of the appeal) would wear off. Especially in a tour. Coachella was an amazing homage to dead and missed rapper, but, we should be embracing new music that moves us and new live performances and i guess i would be concerned that there will be a fad of simply rehashing old performances that we weren’t able to see. Tupac’s performances were legendary and will never be forgotten. Dr Dre and Snoop’s performance at Coachella was legendary i think they should do what they can to maintain that status. (sorry for rambling)

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