Sixteen years after his death, rapper Tupac Shakur performed alongside Snoop Dogg at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. And that may just be the beginning for the hologram version of the late rapper.
“This is just the beginning,” Digital Domain’s chief creative officer Ed Ulbrich tells the Wall Street Journal. “[Dr.] Dre has a massive vision for this.”
Although it hasn’t been officially stated, the assumption is that virtual Tupac may mount a stadium tour in the near future. The hologram likely would be backed up by fellow rappers like Eminem, Wiz Khalifa and 50 Cent.
“To create a completely synthetic human being is the most complicated
thing that can be done,” Ulbrich says. “This is not found footage. This is not archival footage. This is an illusion.”
What do you think? Would you pay to see a non-live Tupac live?