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Tupac Shakur ‘performance’ likely a one-time only event

Tupac Shakur’s holographic appearance at last weekend’s Coachella festival might not quiet those fans who still believe the rapper is alive. But seeing any version of him might have comforted those who go with the conventional wisdom that he’s very much dead.

On Monday, reports circulated that the projection – really more of a 2D image than a hologram created by Hollywood’s Digital Domain Media Group Inc. – might go on tour.

But Tuesday afternoon, the New York Times reported that a spokesperson for Dr. Dre called any such outing premature, while a spokesperson for Digital Domain confirmed to the Times that Dr. Dre had never approached the company about doing a tour. “This was just a stand-alone project,” the spokeswoman, Julie Miller, told the newspaper.

Original reports claimed that Dr. Dre and Snoop hoped to tour together, along with the virtual Tupac, whose Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation is based in Stone Mountain .

But for now, it seems not even the rapper’s manufactured ghost will be performing.

(Check out the Coachella image here.)

11 comments Add your comment

taylor

April 17th, 2012
6:10 pm

Some idiot thug will probably try to shoot it too

Me

April 17th, 2012
7:01 pm

Tupac backwards means Caput! lol

Daniel

April 17th, 2012
7:12 pm

AJC, it was NOT A HOLOGRAM, it was a Peppers Ghost illusion, which magicians have been using since the 17th century

Rick James

April 17th, 2012
7:14 pm

I’m statring to wonder if the word “thug is the new ” n word” It always amazes me how some people attach it to all most black..The quarterback in NFL who served time for dog fighting is often referred to as a thug yet I’ve never seen it used to discribe the one who was accused of rape twice.I’ve seen it used to describe Jay-Z but not Eminem..Just curious

biggie smalls

April 17th, 2012
7:29 pm

Who Shot ya!

Raiderbeater

April 17th, 2012
7:32 pm

Hey Rick James……Eminem is a thug!

You heard it here!

ATLchella420

April 17th, 2012
7:39 pm

I’m heading to Coachella this weekend!!! I can’t wait to see the hologram perform with Snoop and Biggie. This is my third Coachella and I can’t wait!! My prophecy is next year will be the reunion of the the greatest rap group of All-time at Coachella…..OUTKAST!!

joe in tucker

April 17th, 2012
9:43 pm

alright! they can add a couple of others and call it the ‘dead thugs’ tour!

Angelique

April 18th, 2012
2:11 am

Hopefully, come January 20th, 2013, we’ll never have to see or hear from Tupac again, either.

Makaveli

April 20th, 2012
11:42 am

its only the begining………

Frank Furter

April 21st, 2012
3:46 pm

Not Quite Devils at Smiths Olde Bar Miller Lite Concert Series on Sunday 4-22. Doors open at 7PM and NQD plays at 8PM. Tell the doorman you are there to see NOT QUITED DEVILS !
http://www.reverbnation.com/notquitedevils