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Tupac back from the dead in hologram at coachella 2012.

This year’s coachella visitors were in for an amazing treatTupac back on stage in a duet with Snoop Dogg. Wohay!! Check the video especially at 2:40 when Snoop gets on stage. SPECIAL!

This was an idea by Dr Dre. He first approached Digital Domain (a media special effects company founded by James Cameron ) a year ago about the idea of a virtual Tupac and finally began work on the project four months before Coachella. The pricetag is estimated to be around $100,000 - $400,000 to make it happen.

Dre didn’t just take it upon himself and include Pac in his show. He actually went to his mother Afeni for permission, and made a donation to the rapper’s charity, The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s camps have declined to comment about the rumored tour.

But think of the possibilities!! The Doors resurrected with a young Jim Morrison, Nirvana on tour with a virtual Kurt Cobain or a resurrected Tupac and Biggie sharing a stage for a greatest hits show. But does the success of the Tupac mini-set mean that holograms are the touring industry’s version of 3-D movies?

Stay tuned…

Video credit: Coachella.

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