Watch: The Late Tupac Shakur Performs At Coachella 2012 As A Hologram


Snoop Dogg was one of the headliners, along with Dr. Dre, at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last night and during his set he “brought up on stage” one of his good friends to perform with him … the late Tupac Shakur. Despite the fact that Tupac was killed 15 years ago, he was able to “perform” on stage with Snoop last night due to the wonders of hologram technology. Honestly, it’s something you have to see to believe. Click below to see some photos and watch video of hologram Tupac performing with Snoop Dogg at Coachella last night.

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg put on an impressive show at Coachella Sunday, and it included a surprise guest: deceased rapper Tupac Shakur. The late rapper made his return to the stage from beyond the grave as a hologram during Dre and Snoop’s set at the music festival held in Indio, California. Thanks to the hologram technology, a shirtless Tupac seemed to take the stage, bearing greetings to Dre and Snoop before addressing the audience with, “What the f*** is up Coachella?” Hologram Pac gave a surprisingly realistic and lively performance of “Hail Mary,” followed by “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” with Snoop. The rapper died in September, 1996 after being shot multiple times by an assailant.

Here is video of Tupac’s performances last night — be warned, the video clip contains strong NSFW language:

We heard last week that Tupac would be resurrected at Coachella as a hologram but it’s not until you see “him” in action that you realize how impressive this little stunt actually is. At first, I thought it was kinda creepy that Tupac was being turned into a hologram … but to see the hologram in action? I’m damn impressed. You actually forget for a second that Tupac is no longer alive — at least I forgot for a second. The believability is pretty remarkable. I guess now that this hologram performance was, by pretty much all accounts, a huge success … I wonder what other dead celebrities will be revived in hologram form? HMMMM. I foresee a new Las Vegas revue starring hologram Elvis.

In any event … what do YOU think of this performance by hologram Tupac Shakur? Are you impressed … or just creeped out?

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  • amanda

    that was pretty amazing .
    i miss him <3

  • Aldo

    I would like to see Aaliyah singing again :-‘(

  • karen riess

    this was awesome and i totally called Elvis as “next too. lol


    Pretty freaking awesome!!!

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  • AmandaPalmina

    This is disturbing.

  • James

    Tupac is outrageous… truly truly truly outrageous.

    • @James — LOL! Comment win!

  • emelis

    I think it’s awesome..very realistic…I would love to see Elvis too

  • Amarie

    Sooo eerie it gave me the goose bumps. Japan has been doing this for awhile now, and now that we have our hands on it, imagine the celebs that we’ll have coming back to life. First person that comes to mind is MJ. Amazing.

  • nicole

    if anyone other then Dre & Snoop did this, i probably would have hated it, but its fitting that it was them.
    its pretty cool to see. but i hope this doesnt turn into an “it” think and every starts doing it.
    and i hope to hell Drake doesnt try to do this with Aaliyah

    • Sandy

      THIS. If Drake tries that, I may have to track him down. Goodness, he needs to stop it lol

  • kendra

    Kind of creepy..But super cool! I watched it live from the comfort of my nice clean home last night and couldn’t believe what I was watching..Still..Kinda creepy..

  • Tracy

    WOW!That was awesome. RIP TUPAC! I hate the use of the N word but. TUPAC was always my favorite for some reason, and I think had he lived he would have matured into a wonderful man… and would have been a great role model for some of these younger rappers coming up.

  • Janaegal

    I bet all the drug users/ drunk people there must have thought they’d lost their minds!!!

    • Ella

      Took the words right out of my mouth! Acid fail.

  • Meghan

    This is cool, but also really, really creepy.

    • Revan Vampir

      Agreed. Seemed like it was awesome but something about it was just a little too bizarre and disturbing as well.

  • rOXy

    Ha ha! Just like the Rimmer character in the UK series Red Dwarf. Tupac was tight and Snoop is just one of my all time favorites. That audience was so mesmerized you didn’t hear a sound from them through the whole performance.

  • Balito

    Damn impressive!!! I have mixed feelings but in a good way…. imagine all the artist revived with this technology!!! Its amazing!!!

  • Z

    Like a trainwreck – deeply disturbing but I can’t seem to look away.

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  • karen

    Wow. That was riveting! Kind of disturbing, and sad to be reminded of all the music he would have created had he not been killed.

    I hope there’s not a huge onslaught of hologram performances coming… Even though that was cool, for some reason I don’t want to keep seeing things like that.

  • Lynne

    So cool! Damn, I would have LOVED to have been there in person.
    I definitely miss Tupac. I can only imagine the kind of man he would have matured into. R.I.P.

  • Jackie

    This is like that Al Pacino movie about a pop star that was really a hologram the whole time, but people thought she was real. I forget the movie title at the moment.

  • blaqfury

    That was pretty awesome!

  • cinner

    Impressed on a whole new level of being impressed. That would be kind of crazy to be there all drunk and wasted and completely freak out believing you REALLY saw Tupac! Hazed and confused LOL!


    Such a waste of technology.

  • Raegene

    A Fake Tupac , will never be the same . as the real deal