As most of us on Planet Earth has heard or seen by now, Dre & Snoop have outdone themselves w/ their performance at Weekend 1 of Coachella 2012. Yes, the 2Pac Hologram was even more exciting “live” than any of these videos can do justice! The surprise “performance” of “Hip Hop’s Elvis” was bittersweet to say the least. It really looked and sounded like Pac….to the point that many of us old enough to remember Mid 90’s performances by these guys together would’ve sworn they’ve been “quantum leaped” back through time. SwitchFlip was lucky enough to witness this spectacle from the VIP section, which was the greatest finale concert performance of the year thus far (in our opinion). To see these guys perform “Deep Cover” (their initial hit song 20 years later) and witnessing them command the masses alongside special guest Eminem…not sure if anything else would’ve made Coachella 2012 complete.
Ed Ulbrich (Chief Creative Officer of Digital Domain) described their hologram creation as “most complicated thing that can be done” when fusing synthetic human beings with live performance technology. Ulbrich goes on to say that Dr. Dre has a massive vision for using holograms in the future. Although the “cat’s out of the bag” for Weekend 2 Coachella peeps, this will still blow you away when you see it w/ your own eyes. Snoop & Dre are already planning to include “Hologram 2Pac” on a limited tour alongside Eminem, 50 Cent & Wiz Khalifa. As the industry awaits a release date for Dr. Dre’s Detox, instead of holding your breath for the album, enjoy these new technological wonders Andre Young (Dre) has blessed us with in the form of Dr. Dre Beats headphones and now the first of many holograms to come! Long live 2Pac!
#SwitchFlipCertified PS: Peep the full length Snoop & Dre performance below as a bonus. SwitchFlip had to throw in Eminem’s as well. We are gonna start saving up in case there’s a 2Pac, Biggie, Michael Jackson Hologram Tour w/ DJ Marvin Gaye (backed by Ray Charles on the keys).
2PAC HOLOGRAM PERFORMANCE
DR. DRE & SNOOP DOGG FULL LENGTH LIVE PERFORMANCE
EMINEM PERFORMANCE W/ SNOOP & DRE