When the insane lineup for Coachella was announced earlier this year, many people joked that the only way the lineup could get any better was if festival organisers somehow managed to bring deceased music legends back to life – and with Coachella kicking off today, it has been revealed that this is exactly what’s about to happen during Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg’s headline set on Sunday.
KROQ reports that, in addition to rumoured guest spots from Eminem and Wiz Khalifa, that hologram technology will bring deceased rappers Tupac Shakur and Nate Dogg “back to life” to perform some of Dre’s iconic songs.
“A source close to the project revealed that complex, highly technical movie magic will bring Tupac Shakur to life during Dr. Dre’s performance with Snoop Dogg. This would make for a realistic Death Row reunion of “California Love’” performers Dre and Tupac,” KROQ writes.
NME also reports that Nate Dogg, who died in 2011, will appear for ‘The Next Episode’, the lead single from Dre’s album ’2001.’
Just another reason for Coachella envy – the fact that they’re not content with the biggest LIVING stars on the planet, and are actually reanimating some of the most influential voices in hip-hop history. Remember, you can watch a bunch of the most exciting artists through the Youtube live stream of the event; click here for more info.