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Hologram Tupac Wins Award At Cannes Lions Festival

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The posthumous appearance of rapper Tupac Shakur at this year’s Coachella festival won the hearts of many, and now it has also won a prestigious award at the 59th annual Cannes Lions Festival; a highly revered digital/creative communications industry ceremony in Cannes, France. Digital Domain Media Group, the company behind the holographic performance of the [...]

Holopocalypse Begins: Hendrix and Morrison to be Brought Back as Holograms

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Ugh. It’s happening. There are now plans to resurrect both Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison in the form of holograms so that they may perform on stage. This news came after Tupac‘s ghost haunted Coachella, that Michael Jackson could return and that Freddie Mercury will be brought back through “optical illusion”. Jeff Jampol, who manages [...]

Tupac Sales Increase by 571 Percent After Hologram’s Coachella Performance

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Virtual Tupac’s performance at Coachella has jumped started the late rapper’s record sales.  According to Billboard, sales for Tupac’s 1998 album “Greatest Hits” increased by 571 percent, landing the album in the Billboard 200 for the first time since 2000. “Hail Mary” — the track performed by the hologram at Coachella– was downloaded 13,000 times [...]

Tupac Hologram: A Blast from the Past or a Preview of the Future?

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If you asked me a year ago which would come first, seeing Tupac perform sixteen years after his death or flying cars, I would have said confidently, “flying cars, of course.” Then came the rumors that Pac would be making an appearance at Coachella 2012 alongside Dr.Dre and Snoop Dogg. I still didn’t believe it. [...]

We Called It!: Michael Jackson’s Hologram May Tour with Jackson 5

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I hope you all listen to the podcast, because we totally, totally called this one. Less than a week ago, too. Pat us on the back, damn it. After Tupac set Coachella on fire post-mortem as a hologram, started rumours about a tour and thrilled his mother, the ghostly rapper looks like he’s about to [...]

Coachella Announces All-Hologram Lineup

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This lineup could be a reality one day, thanks to the success of virtual Tupac’s Coachella performance. All kidding aside, Dr. Dre is seriously considering taking VP (Virtual Pac) on tour, and he even spoke to TMZ about raising a few more singers from the dead. Kudos to Aux TV for this hilarious poster.

Dr. Dre Talks Jimmy Hendrix and Marvin Gaye Holograms

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TMZ caught up Dr. Dre for his take on how the public has received the posthumous hologram performance of Tupac Shakur last weekend at Coachella. “Great…perfect…we’re gonna have a good time (again) this Sunday.” says Dre. As part of a team developing the technology, he sees more advancements in making the 2 dimensional image rendered [...]