Tupac Gets Another Shot at Fame
While Tupac may* be dead – the chatter about Hologram Tupac seems alive and kicking. Over the weekend, Tupac Shakur’s shirtless visage appeared through dense clouds of weed to terrorize/amaze fans at the Coachella music festival in Indio, CA. Was this really happening? Was this all a drug-addled dream? Were robots finally taking over? Did Gandalf the Gray appear at the hipstertastic fest to do some magic?! No one knew! However, many an inebriated festival goer feasted their bloodshot eyes on all that modern technology had to offer when the gunned-down rapper took to the stage in holographic form with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. And the impressive stunt has been the talk of the town ever since -- and this may be just the beginning!
Celebs have been tweeting left and right about Hologram Tupac and every comedian on Twitter seems to have about five Hologram Tupac jokes. People can’t get enough of it! At this point Hologram Tupac may be the new favorite in the GOP race. And last night, late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel got into the holographic hoopla when he invited a very special possibly dead celebrity guest to "Live!" to show off the hologram’s feats of wonder. Take a look at the funny vid!
So what’s next for the bare-chested Tupac? Ed Ulbrich, who is the chief creative office of Digital Domain, the company that created the imagery, told the Wall Street Journal, that, "This is just the beginning. [Dr.] Dre has a massive vision for this."
And now, rumor has it Hologram Tupac might be going on tour! Spokespersons for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg have declined to comment, but Dr. Dre's production team first approached Digital Domain a year ago about creating a virtual Tupac. The Journal is reporting that the team began to focus on Hologram Tupac’s Coachella performance four months ago.
I don’t really care about seeing Tupac do anything, but I think the technology is clearly spectacular. I mean if they can do this maybe I can finally slow dance with Corey Haim c. License to Drive.
Love and zombie rappers,
P.S. *I say "may be dead" because it’s very possible Tupac is waiting for the apocalypse in an underground bunker somewhere, smoking a bowl with Elvis and Andy Kaufman, while trying to convince them that California really does know how to party.
P.P.S. I just really like the phrase "Hologram Tupac" – can you tell?