After a mind blowing set at this year’s Coachella it seems that the Tupac Shakur hologram may be coming to a city near you. For those who missed the chilling feeling to see up-close and personal an in-person Tupac, you may still be in luck. There seems to be talks for the resurrected rapper to tour with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg in the coming months.
Not too long after the performance of “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted”, the virtual Tupac became a sensation all over the net. The 2-D image, which in the end from our understanding was not a hologram, was created by the good people at Digital Domain Media Group Inc.and reportedly cost between $100,000 and $400,000 to produce, so don’t pay attention to people saying it was n the millions of dollars.
After the overwhelming response from fans and relatives, The Wall Street Journal reports that Dre and Snoop plan to continue conversations for a tour involving themselves and the lifelike Tupac.
One option could involve a stadium tour with other hip-hop stars, including Eminem, 50 Cent, and Wiz Khalifa, or a smaller scale with only Dre, Snoop, and the virtual Tupac, playing smaller venues.
Dre and his team first approached the visual-effects house a year ago with the idea. “This is just the beginning,” said Ed Ulbrich, Digital Domain’s chief creative officer. “Dre has a massive vision for this.”
Tupac will rise again during the West Coast icons’ headlining set at next weekend’s festival on April 22.