The first weekend of Coachella 2012 had an amazing lineup, but the most talked about performance of the three days was when Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre “resurrected” their fellow Death Row rapper Tupac Shakur as a hologram. With this innovative technology upon us, leaving us with an ambivalent mix of feelings that ranged from creepiness to complete awe and amazement, we want to know: Who should be the next artist to be brought to life again as a hologram?
There have been so many artists that we’ve loved and lost over the years. From the shocking death of R&B songstress Aaliyah in 2001, to Amy Winehouse‘s passing in 2010, some were just taken far too soon. Would you like to see either Aaliyah or Amy resurrected as holograms for one final performance? Or perhaps TLC’s rapstress/bad girl Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes is someone you’d like to see onstage as a hologram, performing with T-Boz and Chilli as a trio once again?
Michael Jackson is another deceased pop star whose life was cut short unexpectedly. The King of Pop was on the brink of his final This Is It tour when the world found out about his passing in 2009. Would you like to see MJ bust a move one more time? Or maybe Tupac’s rapping counterpart, the Notorious B.I.G., is someone you’d like to see live again? Can you just imagine if Pac and Biggie were both “resurrected” as holograms for a joint performance? That would be a sight to see.
Fans of Tejano songstress Selena would probably be ecstatic to see a lifelike projection of their beloved ‘Dreaming of You’ hitmaker, whose life was ended at the hands of a cold-blooded killer. And finally, Whitney Houston left us in 2012, but we’re sure fans of Nippy would spring at the chance to see the vocal powerhouse take the stage again, even if it’s just a hologram version of her actual self.
So, since Tupac has already paved the way, who would should be “resurrected” as a hologram next? Or does this whole hologram thing completely freak you out? Cast your vote and/or leave us your thoughts on holographic performances below.