April 18, 2012 18:24

Taking Tupac hologram on world tour 'makes sense', says production company

Technology firm Musion hint rapper's likeness will make appearances beyond Coachella

Taking Tupac hologram on world tour 'makes sense', says production company
The boffins behind the Tupac hologram which starred with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg at Coachella over the weekend have said it'd "make sense" to take the likeness of the late rapper on tour.

Commenting to NME, holographic projection firm Musion hinted that its creation could end up going around the world after making its debut in California on Sunday (April 15). This follows reports earlier today that Dre and Snoop are keen on the idea of a tour with the hologram.

Head of Music at Musion Sanj Surati said that although no firm plans are yet in place for a tour, the huge response to the hologram would make it difficult to ignore the option to use it again.

He commented:

This is obviously a historic and exciting initiative that we're all witnessing currently, and it would make sense for them to bring it to Europe and maybe take it to the rest of the world.


Surati added the firm was "very proud" that the hip-hop heavyweights had opted to use its technology during the show.

The hologram addressed the Coachella crowd and also performed '2 Of Americaz Most Wanted' as a duet with Snoop Dogg during the gig. Tupac's mother Afeni Shakur is reportedly "thrilled" by the digital resurrection of her son, who was shot dead in 1996.

Scroll down to watch the Tupac hologram take to the festival's main stage. The entire line-up, which includes Radiohead, The Black Keys, Bon Iver and Florence And The Machine will return to the Empire Polo Field site this weekend (April 20-22). This is the first time the festival has spanned two weekends.

For more action from the weekend, including photo galleries and video interviews, head to NME.COM/Coachella
















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