Okay, not really. During Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s performance at the Coachella Festival, a hologram of Tupac made a surprise appearance. The crowd roared after the shirtless MC rose from the stage and asked, “What the f*ck is up Coachella?”
The lifelike hologram of Tupac moved just like the rapper. The performance opened up with his hit, “Hail Mary.” Snoop Dogg then came out on stage with him and the crowd went crazy while they performed “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted.”
According to TMZ, Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, was “positively thrilled” after seeing Tupac on stage. She wasn’t present at the festival, but she watched the live stream on YouTube. Dr. Dre asked her for permission to incorporate Tupac in the performance.
It took four months for AV Concepts to create the hologram.
“We worked with Dr. Dre on this and it was Dre’s vision to bring this back to life,” AV Concepts President Nick Smith told MTV News. “It was his idea from the very beginning and we worked with him and his camp to utilize the technology to make it come to life.”
Smith said that a comparable illusion could cost anywhere from $100,00 to at least $400,00 to create.
“I can’t say how much that event cost," Nick said, "but I can say it’s affordable in the sense that if we had to bring entertainers around the world and create concerts across the country, we could put artists in every venue in the country."
After the chilling performance was over Tupac vanished into thin air.