Did anybody see the hologram Tupac at Coachella video? Apparently Dr.
Dre and Snoop Dogg paid some company all kinds of money to create a 3-D
rendering of Tupac to be projected as a hologram, to rap a live stage
performance alongside Snoop and Dre. Caution explicit content if you do go
look up the video.
For those who know me, I am not really a fan of Dre or Snoop, or much a
fan of Tupac anymore. Maybe when I was like 12 or something, and I thought
that you were supposed to like them. They are all still ubiquitous that
Snoop makes plenty of cameo appearances in my dreams.
I guess I just write about it, knowing that this sort of thing is going
to be big. For one, everyone is going to be making hologram Tupac jokes for
the next month. For two, we may see the music and entertainment industry
moving in this direction. It would be an attempt to capitalize off the
dead. As the whole music industry has been absolutely redefined by the
digital music revolution, this will probably be the way in which to
maximize prophets. Hologram musicians are not musicians that require the
kinds of expensive contracts that real musicians do. Add to that people
will pay outrageous amounts to see their deceased heroes come to life
I wonder if this would one day provoke outcry among living musicians as
all innovative music is replaced by hologram caricatures. I wonder if
people will feel that this sort of thing is irreverent to the deceased
Anyways, as a commentator on hip hop, just thought I would chime in.