Tupac’s hologram that appeared on stage alongside Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Warren G at the desert music festival (Coachella 2012) on Sunday (Apr. 15). The hologram was projected during Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre‘s performance whereTuPac did his Don Killuminati hit “Hail Mary” solo before pairing up with Snoop for their All Eyez On Me classic “2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted”.
The stunt was four months in the making and, according to Smith, probably cost somewhere from $100,000 to more than $400,000 to produce.Nick Smith, president of AV Concepts, the company the created the life-size Tupac hologram tells MTV News:
“I can’t say how much that event cost, but I can say it’s affordable in the sense that if we had to bring entertainers around world and create concerts across the country, we could put [artists] in every venue in the country.”
Smith was careful not to reveal too much of the magic behind the hologram’s creation, but confirmed that it was Dr. Dre’s idea to bring ‘Pac back from the dead to perform “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” on the Coachella stage.