OT - Coachella / Holographic Tupac

Submitted by Mr. Rager on April 16th, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Lots of buzz this morning about the Dre / Snoop / each and every West Coast rapper of all time performance at Coachella that included a holographic Tupac.  

Was anyone there?  I would like to get word from the community about whether it was more "awesome" or "creepy".  Did it look as good as it seems on youtube?




April 16th, 2012 at 10:53 AM ^

I like this trend of people acting as their usernames...there was someone named "Blueto" on the Mascot Panic Thread who said "this was worse than when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor," among other jokes.

Maybe when we're all bored over the summer because there are no Michigan sports going on, we can have a thread where everyone has to act as their username/avatar. It could potentially be hilarious.


April 16th, 2012 at 9:47 AM ^

For those of you wondering, it was a projection onto a very thin sheet (screen) layed over the stage. We're still miles away from a true hologram. Still super cool, and it must have been weird for Snoop to see a great friend like that.


April 16th, 2012 at 9:51 AM ^

I don't know, I think there's an inherent creepiness factor, regardless of how well it's executed. Maybe I'm in the minority, though, seeing as I've seen mostly positive responses to it.


April 16th, 2012 at 10:01 AM ^

...when I saw that.  I was about half way up with my friends at the show when it popped up, an we all weren't sure whether to cheer or take a knee to have a memorial.  It was definitely a creative way to pay tribute and to set their show apart from the other acts during a somewhat disappointing line up for Coachella's standards.


April 16th, 2012 at 10:25 AM ^

Like all hip hop fans, I went through a big Tupac phase in my early teens. I personally found that kind of creepy so I can't imagine the feeling of seeing it live.

Like It's 19BBY

April 16th, 2012 at 7:45 PM ^

Sorry, dude. You can't be one of the best producers or rappers in history when it takes over ten years to make albums.. Especially, when there's legitimate concern on whether or not the finish is even his.

"I'd never my name on a track wasn't mine..." Dj Quik

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April 16th, 2012 at 9:41 PM ^

You know Dr. Dre produces beats right? So when he creates solo albums. Those beats on that album, were produced by him. Thing is, during each 10 year hiatus he manages to produce VERY little to keep himself relevant. Unlike more deticated producers like Madlib, and the guy in my profile picture, who put out solo albums with regularity.

I'm not saying he's garbage. I agree he's a legend. There's just so much hype behind the guy, and no one notices his albums all sound the same even though they were all created in different decades. Call me crazy, but I believe artists should progress and evolve.

Like It's 19BBY

April 17th, 2012 at 5:22 AM ^

Yeah, he has an extensive family tree of artists that he's produced for, but an even bigger family tree of artists that he's abandoned bcuz he saw no profit in their futures. Rakim, Truth Hurts, Xzibit, Knoc-turnal, Royce da 5'9", J Flexx, Rashid Hadee, The Game and I'm sure the list goes on. He's the P. Diddy of West Coast Hip Hop. Which might be cool to the casual Hip Hop fan, but to those who represent the culture, it's not.


April 17th, 2012 at 3:49 PM ^

How can you deny him his cred? He is a first ballot hall of famer guaranteed.
Also, it is about money and profits, that's why it called the music business. And from the looks of things he's been right to cut bait on more than a couple of the names above.
You and I both know calling him WC Diddy is a nothing but a cheap shot. Just ask Eminem, 50, Snoop, Warren G, Daz, Korrupt etc.
For additional info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Dre
In closing, I sincerely hope you are not trying to compare DJ Quik to Dre, that is just absurd.

Shalom Lansky

April 16th, 2012 at 3:36 PM ^

15 years gone and he STILL has great abs. 

The whole thing is a bit strange.  When Dre left Death Row the relations between he and Tupac were less than ideal to put it mildly. . . Odd to read that Dre was the driving force behind this, strange how death/time changes feelings (no judgment).



April 16th, 2012 at 6:19 PM ^

I wasn't close enough to the stage to appreciate the detail, but it was amazing to see nonetheless. Everyone was just stunned. One of the guys we camped next to claimed from the first night that they'd do a "resurrection of Tupac" using a hologram. We didn't believe him, but we definitely gave him props for having that inside info after last night. I don't even know how people find that stuff out. It was my first time out there and had an amazing time. I didn't think the lineup was weak at all, but I have a really broad taste in music.