How Tupac Became a Hologram (Is Elvis Next?)

James Cameron's special effects company, Digital Domain, claims credit for the late rapper's appearance at the Coachella music festival.
Courtesy Coachella

Tupac Shakur played the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last weekend—at least, a computerized likeness of him did. A hologram of the rapper, who was killed in 1996, appeared on stage and performed two songs 2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted and Hail Mary, alongside his still-living contemporaries Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. At the end of the act, hologram Tupac exploded into an impressive light display.

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