Tupac Shakur

Kendrick Lamar Reveals The Original ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Title That Honored Tupac

The rapper unveils a fun fact about his latest LP!

Bianca Gracie | April 1, 2015 - 6:43 am

Madonna Talks To Howard Stern About Dating Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson’s Misery & That ‘Letterman’ Appearance

Madonna sat down for a chat with Howard Stern and opened up about dating Tupac Shakur, the misery of fellow superstar Michael Jackson and that infamous David Letterman appearance.

Mike Wass | March 11, 2015 - 5:29 pm

Tupac Hologram Company Goes Bankrupt

That brain-melting, slightly off-putting resurrection of Tupac Shakur at Coachella nearly caused the internet to malfunction, but even that immense level of buzz wasn’t enough to save the creators of Hologram Tupac from bankruptcy. Digital Domain Media Group — the special effects company behind Holo-Pac —  has filed for Chapter 11. The hologram reportedly cost…

Carl Williott | September 12, 2012 - 8:15 am

New Kids On The Block Join The Wanted On Stage For “Glad You Came”: Morning Mix

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:: Following the unlikely return of 98 Degrees, boy band nostalgia reached a fever pitch when The Wanted united with New Kids on the Block at the Mixtape Festival to perform “Glad You Came.” Which is fine by us, as long as 5ive stays back at the turn of the…

X. Alexander | August 20, 2012 - 5:31 am

Tupac Hologram Is Now An Award Winner: Morning Mix

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:: Coachella’s most talked-about guest performer is now an award-winner. Digital Domain won the Titanium Award at the 59th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for “Virtual 2pac,” its holographic projection of late rapper Tupac Shakur. [LA Times]

:: As Miley Cyrus prepares for her upcoming wedding, her father,…

Idolator Staff | June 26, 2012 - 5:00 am

Tupac’s Hologram Sold A Lot Of Tupac Records

It’s been 12 years since the late Tupac Shakur has appeared on the Billboard 200 chart, but thanks to his virtual resurrection at Coachella this year, the rapper’s album and song sales are also back from the dead. Since his 2D projection hit the stage during the festival’s first weekend (Apr. 15), ‘Pac’s 1998 Greatest Hits release…

Nicole Sia | April 27, 2012 - 12:03 pm

Mother’s Day Playlist: 10 Songs About Mom

What would we do without our mom? Whether she’s offering comfort via some milk and cookies, or cheering from the sidelines of the state championships, she’s always by your side — even when you don’t come home with the first-place trophy. So for all her grace and patience and hard work and most importantly LOVE,…

emilytan | April 26, 2012 - 6:00 am

Tupac Shakur Hologram Tour Denied By Dr. Dre

After a week of fascination and speculation over the Coachella performance by the virtual Tupac Shakur during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s set last Sunday, the good doc has finally chimed in on the rumors of the late “California Love” MC’s supposed tour. And, basically, there isn’t going to be a Tupac tour — or at…

Robbie Daw | April 23, 2012 - 7:27 am

The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 4.16.12)

This week we said goodbye to a pioneer in music, radio and television, while another legend, from the world of hip hop, was resurrected on stage at Coachella. Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj bid adieu to Twitter, Gotye came from overseas and conquered the singles chart and Lionel Richie climbed to the top of the album chart…

Robbie Daw | April 20, 2012 - 6:00 am

Coachella All-Hologram Lineup Hits The Web

Tupac Shakur’s surprise appearance at Coachella on Sunday (Apr. 15) has concert promoters calculating such a stunt’s profitability — even if it only was a 2D effigy of the murdered rapper. Following news Tuesday that Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg may bring ‘Pac’s hologram along on an upcoming tour, a mock Coachella poster hit the…

Nicole Sia | April 17, 2012 - 4:08 pm

Virtual Tupac Shakur To Go On Tour?

Many media outlets and artists thought ’s virtual resurrection at on Sunday was pretty much the coolest thing ever. The Los Angeles Times, however, called the stunt “a red herring, unnecessary and ill advised.” Whichever side of the fence you’re on, the projection of the deceased rapper may not be a onetime deal,…

Robbie Daw | April 17, 2012 - 9:15 am

Coachella Tupac Hologram Probably Cost Six Figures To Produce

Who could’ve imagined that the ghostly resurrection of a tragic and legendary figure would be the breakout story of Coachella 2012? Nick Smith, president of AV Concepts, the company the created the life-size Tupac hologram that appeared on stage alongside Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Warren G at the desert music festival…

Nicole Sia | April 16, 2012 - 11:27 am

Tupac Shakur Rises From Dead, Performs With Snoop Dogg At Coachella

Those “Tupac is alive” rumors just got a whole lot more relevant — and way more creepy. That talked-about hologram of Nate Dogg never surfaced, but late rapper Tupac Shakur, who was (allegedly?) gunned down in Las Vegas in September 1996, was projected during Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre’s set at Coachella last night in…

Robbie Daw | April 16, 2012 - 7:20 am