Almost 16 years after his murder, hip hop icon Tupac Shakur was resurrected from his grave to close Coachella 2012 in Indio, California. Tupac arrived via an "eerie lifelike hologram" in 3D to perform "Come With Me, "Hail Mary" and "Gangsta Party" with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, notes E! and The Hollywood Reporter.
The spirit of Shakur [greeted] the crowd with a “what up, Coachella!” Bare-chested, buff and rocking what looked like a pair of acid-washed jeans circa 1995, the hologram set Twitter on fire, as hundreds of Coachella attendees along with many thousands more watching a live feed on YouTube, tweeted in awe and disbelief.
Among the comments registered in the moments after: “i can't even begin to imagine what this Tupac hologram is doing to all the people at Coachella that have been on acid for 3 days straight,” wrote @JordanETID
Tweeted @KirillWasHere: "Next year Coachella should just have a HOLOGRAM TENT featuring all the acts that we wish we got to see live...," while @Swagstro offered this thought: "I wonder how many rappers retired from seeing the Tupac hologram on COACHELLA."
Still, some in the crowd found it unsettling. "Was completely freaked out by the Tupac hologram and I'm fairly certain I was one of five people out of 100,000 not on drugs," tweeted @molly_knight.
Tupac's hologram was a trending topic on Twitter and now has its own account. Of course.
Rapper and actor Tupac Shakur was was one of the most successful rappers of the 1990s. Shakur was killed on September 13, 1996 in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. The murder remains unsolved.
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