Tuesday, April 17, 2012

WTF!? Tupac Performs At Coachella

Remember that Dave Chappelle skit where Tupac wasn't really dead (if you haven't seen it, check it out here.  Chappelle's show was brilliant and is sorely missed)?  Anyhow, in a case of art imitating life, Tupac has in fact risen from the dead with help of holographic/CGI technology and decided to perform with Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre at Coachella.

Very cool technology and not the first time it's been used.  For example, there's a holographic pop star in Japan and T-Mobile staged a Mariah Carey concert in multiple venues using similar technology.  That said, I believe it's the first time that the technology has been used to bring back a dead artist.  The whole stund reportedly to have cost more than $500,000.  What's scary is that it's being talked about a future revenue stream for the music industry, that is resurrecting long-dead artists to do holographic performances.  Ugh.  I'm pretty sure that's one of the signs of the apocalypse no?