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Dr Dre on holograms: ‘Hopefully we can bring back Marvin Gaye and Jimi Hendrix’

Rap mogul also says 'everybody is in love' with the Tupac hologram

Dr Dre has spoken of his pride at bringing the hologram of Tupac into the public eye and has said he hopes the likes of Marvin Gaye and Jimi Hendrix can also be resurrected.

Dre and Snoop Dogg brought the hologram of Tupac onstage at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday (April 15) and the pair are reportedly thinking of taking the recreation out on the road.

Speaking to MTV News about the reaction to the hologram’s appearance, Dre said he believed “everybody was in love” with the hologram and said that he hopes other iconic artists can also be resurrected in this manner.

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Speaking about this, Dre said: “I think everybody’s in love with it right now, so we’re having fun. Hopefully, different artists are able to bring out their favourite artists. Hopefully, we can see Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye. Let’s see what happens.”

Dre also revealed that he plans to continue to work on holograms and hopes they will eventually be able to be presented in 360 degrees.

He added: “I’m not sure right now, there’s a technology that’s happening where the hologram could be 360 degrees. Right now it’s flat, it just looks like it’s three-dimensional from the front, but I’m working on some new and different things for the future.”

Speaking to NME earlier this week, the boffins behind the Tupac hologram have said it’d “make sense” to take the likeness of the late rapper on tour.

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.

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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.”

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 next 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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