The last time I checked, rapper Tupac has been dead since 1996 i think. Yet, he mysteriously seemed to rock the stage at the 2012 Coachella festival this past weekend in Indio, California.
Well apparently, around $500,000 was spent to create a state-of-the-art hologram of the famous rapper to perform alongside the living artists Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg. The performance has received positive reviews with quotes like “It’s a shame when a deceased rapper can give a better show than most of the famous rappers living today.”
Now, I’m not sure if this is the first live hologram performance in the history of the world. But I can bet that it’s gonna catch on for the rest of the industry. Sounds like a lot of big budgets in the future. Might not be so great financially. Who knows?
If you click on the photo, it should direct you to the video of the actual performance. If it doesn’t work, I’ll be somewhere crying privately. 😦