Snoop Dogg Reacts to Tupac Hologram
By ROBERT PACE
April 18, 2012
Fans were mesmerized at Coachella this past weekend when Snoop Dogg performed with a very realistic hologram of Tupac. The rapper talked to The Insider about the talked-about performance at the premiere for the film Marley.
"It was all in the spirit of love and bringing back the true spirit of one of the greatest hip-hop legends of all time," Snoop said, sporting a festive Rastafarian look on the red carpet. "We visualize him but the music continues to live on and on, and it was beautiful that we [were] able to bring that back and let people experience that part of the show."
Snoop, who referred to himself as "Bob Marley reincarnated," talked about his connection with the reggae singer. "His music has influenced me to spread love and always have love in my music and to always try to reach people and always be up-close-and-personal," the 40-year-old rapper said.
Marley, which depicts the life story of the late reggae musician, features candid interviews with his children about their experiences with their father. "Hopefully…people can grasp on to the message and understand that unity is strength and we're all brothers and sisters," Rohan Marley said.
Bob Marley's widespread influence was apparent through the mixed array of stars that were on the red carpet on Tuesday, including basketball stars Rick Fox and Chris Webber as well as country musician Kenny Chesney.
Marley opens nationwide this Friday (Apr. 20).