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Monday
Apr162012

Tupac Alive at Coachella, Performs with Snoop Dogg

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella(INDIO, Calif.) -- Slain rapper Tupac Shakur has not risen from the dead. Still, the iconic hip hop star performed  with Snoop Dogg thanks to a remarkably life-like hologram at the close of California’s massive Coachella music festival.

Tupac, who was murdered more than 15 years ago, greeted the crowd with a “what up, Coachella!” Bare-chested, in a pair of jeans, the high-tech, 3D image of the deceased rapper seamlessly joined Snoop on “Hail Mary” and “Gangsta Party.”

Snoop, one of the festival headliners, also performed with 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Eminem and Wiz Khalifa, but Tupac was clearly the highlight. As news of his appearance spread on Twitter, Tupac, Pac and hologram were trending in no time. Now, even his hologram has its own Twitter account, @hologramtupac.

The technology that resurrected Tupac was previously used to allow Mariah Carey to perform five concerts simultaneously across Europe last year.

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