Should Hologram Tupac Go on Tour?

Music 2012/04/18 19:00:00
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At first, Tupac Shakur's hologram performance seemed a little bit eerie. Then it was kind of awesome... in a weird "Star Wars" sort of way. Now, as the full implications of the event become evident, it's getting weird again. According to the Wall Street Journal, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre actually want to take the rapping hologram on tour with them.

Well, on the bright side, Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, is cool with it. TMZ reports that Afeni was "absolutely positively thrilled" with the Coachella performance. She didn't attend the show, but watched it stream live on the Internet. She had given Dre permission to use the hologram before-hand, and in return made a donation to The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation. We definitely think Hologram Tupac is an awesome element once in a while -- but will the idea go overboard if he actually becomes part of a living, breathing musical tour?

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  • sokoyah Lucy Kr... 2012/04/20 18:30:02
    that is so cool; I mean really, talk about comedy for the masses!
  • RobbieV... Lucy Kr... 2012/04/19 16:02:10
    No, obviously we need a Kurt Cobain hologram for a Nirvana reunion tour.
  • sokoyah RobbieV... 2012/04/20 18:30:42
    I could live with that
  • YeahISaidIt 2012/04/19 15:24:49
    I don't really care but I do want to ask why are they acting like this wasn't done years ago with Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes? I remember it or was it just a projection?
  • SODAHEADSHEAD 2012/04/19 15:22:42
    Uhh.. If there is money to be had- yes!
  • samantha porter 2012/04/19 15:19:36
    samantha porter
    It was cool for coachwood but bringing a hologram on tour is like talking to a volleyball on a stranded island to me....
  • nikkimacapple 2012/04/19 15:16:33
    It was cool for Coachella...I bet a lot of drugged up people thought they brought him back from the dead. But the man is dead, and the thought of people making money off of him is sick. I mean he had music come out after his death but it was already recorded and he worked for that.
  • ebitnet 2012/04/19 15:13:11
    that's entertainment...
  • justsomeguy151 2012/04/19 15:04:39
    He wasn't even talented to begin with, so why would a fake Tupac be any better? He was a ignorant thug who got what he deserved. He glorified the stupid worthless life of gang bangers, drug abusers and misogynists. His life was an unfunny joke. He should be a cautionary tale, not something to glorify. This hologram thing is pathetic. Out of all they cool things you could make a hologram of, and they come up with THIS????
  • nikki justsom... 2012/04/19 15:46:45
  • Legenda... justsom... 2012/04/19 16:06:23
    Legendary 63
    What do you really know about Tupac? If that's all you can come up with, then you don't much...For what it's worth, you're bitching has nothing to do with his musical abilities. That's what you're paying for; not his life. 'Pac's music isn't for everyone to listen to. If you don't understand it, don't listen to it. It wasn't just a bunch of clowns on stage screaming profanities. The tales he told, though greusome, were well written, well spoken, and at the time was revolutionary. Not to mention, he was a legitimate poet, writing many "positive" scriptures...

    Pac's music was a perfect fusion of enough gangsta rap to make the thugs want to listen and enough conscience thought to make one aware of why thugs act the way they do. He neither gloritied thug life nor did he shun it. He told you what he and many thugs have experienced in their lives and why life is like that for some people. It is no coincidence that he has college history courses in honor all over the country.
  • amber Legenda... 2012/04/19 16:28:09
    Maurice u hit it on he nose !
  • Aquaduck justsom... 2012/04/19 21:27:24 (edited)
  • Hugh 2012/04/19 15:02:48
    They've had their run. Leave the dead alone.
  • stevmackey 2012/04/19 15:01:28
    Someone might pull the plug and he will die a second time.
  • amber stevmackey 2012/04/19 16:28:58
    That was funny
  • stadium status 2012/04/19 14:41:17
    stadium status
    If your a hip hop head you would know that pac was beefing with snoop and dre right before he died so he wouldn't approve if he was alive but now they are profiting of his death and likeness. Afeni Shakur is of course ok with it because she is gonna get the residuals, but its jus my opinion
  • nikki stadium... 2012/04/19 15:50:31
    So true! However I would love to see this live..I miss tupac..never saw him perform..this would be a good sub to clean up my bucket list!
  • Bri 2012/04/19 14:36:00
    He's dead. End of story. If you're going to put anyone in holographic form to go on tour at least make it someone worth while like Elvis. Not some freaking hoodlum! Jmo.
  • nikki Bri 2012/04/19 15:53:40
    All elvis fans just about dead...there's an entire generation that wants to see tupac..stop judging..if tupac was a thug then elvis alcoholic crack head child molester..did you forget that?
  • Legenda... nikki 2012/04/20 04:15:44
    Legendary 63
    ...not to mention a plagiarizing racist that stole the rights to a lot of songs. Back then copyrighting a song was unheard of. Many of his most notable songs were "covers"...Have you ever wondered why black people don't listen to him. He's still considered a joke in the black community. He was nothing but a medium used by record labels to make white people buy black music...Not to say he was talentless. Just that, he was average at best. Subpar blues + handsome white man = Elvis! :-D
  • amber Bri 2012/04/19 16:30:03
    Elvis was a petaphile and a drug addict
  • Phillip... amber 2012/04/19 17:49:55
  • rubox 2012/04/19 14:32:54
    Well, if this is acceptable....I guess we can have a new tour with Elvis, MJ, resurrect George Harrison and John Lennon for a Beatles reunion, Bring back JMJ for a Run DMC tour, and Jimmy Hendrix can rock out.......though....we all know there's nothing like the real thing, baby. R.I.P. to the legends
  • Lois Gr... rubox 2012/04/19 14:42:44
    Lois Griffin
    Hendrix, definitely. But who would be worthy of even being on the same stage? Nobody thats still alive! I think it's a 1-time thing. Just leave it at that, and then it's special. George & John would be awesome to see but wow, it would be sad too. MJ will probably come back on his own!! & Elvis is still alive & lives with Marlon Brando on a Tihitian island eating banana sandwiches all day long. . ;)
  • Republican Ladder 2012/04/19 14:29:46
    Republican Ladder
    Have LG 5d department sponsor his show. Even his holahram should go to work and make money for his kids, or a foundation, maunder his own hologram music label.

    Imagine big makes a comeback too, or even letter, big pun. Who knows if the computer can deliver true hollograms technology, I'm willing to bet the music industry can with a laser light show, n who know maybee a waltdisney sponsorship
  • nikki Republi... 2012/04/19 15:56:01
    Tupac had no kids
  • Republi... nikki 2012/04/25 23:58:33
    Republican Ladder
    I believe your wrong, double check ur facts
  • Edaddy 2012/04/19 14:28:25
    I think the technology is great but not for this.
  • Tre 2012/04/19 14:24:43
    I think it's a great idea. Tupac is an icon and it will be a success. It's sure to sell out any venue!
  • PeeDonkeyPit 2012/04/19 14:24:19
    Honestly though: who cares?
  • joma5004 2012/04/19 14:20:22
    He's dead and buried. Leave him there in his grave. Once was enough!
  • katchan 2012/04/19 14:13:52
    Good grief, I can't believe this is even a thing.
  • ADRIA 2012/04/19 14:12:12
    I was never a fan but this is amazing and I love it!
  • Brad 2012/04/19 07:32:06
    Should it go on tour? Nah. Is it cool? Yes. Is it still just a hologram? Yes.
    He's dead. Not nearly the same.
  • glendajb4 2012/04/19 05:17:43
    Am I the only one who finds the Tupac Shakur hologram kind of insulting? I can't say anything for how he'd feel, but to me this says "We don't care that you're dead. We're gonna make make money out of you anyway! We don't care about you as a person, we just need to perform and then leave."
    Seriously, if they do the same thing with Michael Jackson, Elvis, or even Kurt Cobain, I'd be pissed.
  • Lisa 2012/04/19 02:55:04
    Let our kids and grandkids remember him as an amazing rapper, not a hologram
  • Joeybeta 2012/04/19 02:06:34
    America, Why you do steal ideas from Japan... I have nothing against tupac though, just kills me to see this idea go wrong.
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/04/19 01:36:33
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    people need to move on
  • Shady 2012/04/19 01:12:16
    The man is dead, out of here, let it go

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