It’s safe to say that the Tupac hologram video on YouTube has gone viral with over three million views in just two days. Tupac was “resurrected” for his performance with Snoop Dogg.
According to sources who spoke to the Wall Street Journal, representatives for Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre are trying to figure out a way to bring the Tupac hologram on tour. The tour may solely consist of Snoop, Dre and Tupac, but may also involve Eminem, Wiz Khalifa and 50 Cent.
“This is just the beginning,” said Ed Ulbrich, chief creative officer of Digital Domain. Digital Domain is the company that posthumously brought Tupac back to life on the Coachella stage. “Dre has a massive vision for this.”
Ulbrich describes the Tupac hologram as an illusion, “To create a completely synthetic human being is the most complicated thing that can be done,” Ulbrich said to the Journal. “This is not found footage. This is not archival footage. This is an illusion.”
It took months for the company to work on the Coachella performance, but Dr. Dre came up with the idea of a Tupac hologram a year ago.
Tupac was murdered sixteen years ago at the age of 25.
Fans who saw the hologram performance took to Twitter to share their excitement and disbelief at seeing Tupac on the stage again after sixteen years.
The Hollywood Reporter shared some of the public’s tweets: “i can’t even begin to imagine what this Tupac hologram is doing to all the people at Coachella that have been on acid for 3 days straight,” wrote @JordanETID.
@KirillWasHere tweeted: “Next year Coachella should just have a HOLOGRAM TENT featuring all the acts that we wish we got to see live…”
@Swagstro added: “I wonder how many rappers retired from seeing the Tupac hologram on COACHELLA.”
But not everyone was impressed, some found it odd. “Was completely freaked out by the Tupac hologram and I’m fairly certain I was one of five people out of 100,000 not on drugs,” tweeted @molly_knight.
It didn’t take long for Tupac, Pac, hologram and “Hail Mary” to begin to trend on Twitter along with #snoopndre and Coachella.
Take a look at the full performance below.