T.I. Discusses Tupac Hologram & Potential New Business Model

T.I. provides his thoughts on the Tupac hologram, and how it changes the live performance game.

The inclusion of a Tupac hologram during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's Coachella performance has caused everyone from fans to Rap stars to weigh in.

T.I. was the latest to chime in on the matter, discussing it during an interview with DJ Whoo Kid on Shade 45."

"I think it adds to the experience of a show, man. I think it's technology used to benefit the consumer when they come to a concert. " said Tip. "Basically, it was an 'oh shit' moment."

T.I. elaborated, explaining how the use of the hologram got the business-minded emcee thinking. "I'm really thinking, 'Wait a minute - if I could get this same technology to perform in three cities at one time, then that's another stream of revenue!' I could do six shows a night in six different places."

"I might not be able to charge the same amount for all six shows - however, I'm sure I could get something going."

Listen to the interview below:

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57 Comments

  • mike

    so what are they going to use the money for? I doubt they're trying to bring back his message. Theyre more likely selling him out.

  • Nas

    "On the reals, all these crab niggas know the deal When we start the revolution all they probably do is squeal"

  • E

    It's not about $$$ it's about bringing his good message back: The. Hate. U. Gave. Little. Infants. Fucks. Everybody.

  • E

    Wow T.I. is missing the entire point of revivivg Tupac...

  • insideman69

    FIRST OF ALL U HAVE TO B A LEGEND IN YOUR OWN RITE LIKE MJ,BOB MARLEY,JIM MORRISON I DONT THINK TO MANY ARTIST COULD PULL THIS OFF TI IS FAMOUSE BUT HE AINT NO LEGEND, IN THE RAP GAME PAC STANDS ALONE .....SORRY BIGGIE TRUTH HURTS!! OUCH!!!

  • Saddy

    YOUTUBE JORDAN SADRI

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  • koth561

    T.I. a bitch made nigga

  • real nigga saying real shit

    I wood like 2 jack off while 2 hologram pornstars have sex in front of me

  • Giveaway

    TI still on top hands down check this out go to www.Streetleaguemovement an let me know what you think

  • ETK

    I don't even think Tip can get in on this shit, he was just playin Really tho, no living artist is worth seeing on a hologram... unless it was a horde of sick-ass rappers all on stage at once but that would cost too much(and take too long) to do, holopac took four months or somethin

    • Anonymous

      @ Anon above me. They aren't thinking too small you faggot. WATCH THE VIDEO, THEY'RE DISCUSSING WHAT T.I. SAID HE WOULD DO. ARE YOU A FUCKING IDIOT?

    • Anonymous

      People are being very small minded about this issue. This technology isn't just for a rapper. Nowhere does it state the image has to be a dead person. This piece of equipment is part of a stage show, just like set lighting and sound (tax deduction). If you can see Disney On Ice or Ringling Bros using it for their shows, then you can see The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, or Madonna using it, the same way you can see Jay-Z using it for a Kanye verse if Kanye has a show somewhere else on the planet. People have paid to fill an arena to watch a simulcast concert, don't be so quick to shoot down a hologram performance, especially one that worked, no one is talking about the array of rappers that graced the stage that day and how they sounded singing their hit songs. And of course TI can get in on it, he has a recording label. He's weighing his options on whether it will be feasible for him to invest in.

  • IMPORTANT

    OR JUST TYPE IN THIS ON THE SEARCH THINGY ON YOUTUBE. 2Pac Says His Alive & Watched The Coachella Hologram Performance

  • IMPORTANT

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J_UJId3FxU EVERYONE WATCH THIS, ITS TUPAC SAYING HES ALIVE ND HES WATCHNG THE COAHECELLA PERFORMANCE, IM NOT BULLSHITTING SPREAD THE WORD

  • some1witsense

    he wasnt being serious about that...u dumb fucks are idiots

  • Anonymous

    Why isn't anyone discussing Zombie Pac I mean the guy came back as a zombie and goes by Zombie Pac he may come back to music one day and be the world's first zombie rapper.

  • Carlos Rodrigues

    e a galinha co e o pintinho piu e o pintinho piu e o pintinho piu e o pintinho piu

  • T.I. Ain't Shit

    This nigga still thinks he's the king of the South?

  • Anonymous

    aint nobody tryna see a fake T.I. for a whole show

  • Anonymous

    What nobody is discussing which is the real issue is that now the record labels that OWN you and your music can put on your live performance after your dead.... ^ someone else out there has their eyes open

  • andy

    No one is going to goto a TI hologram show hahaha.. No one even goes to his normal shows.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone ever think that he might just be joking?. Oh wait.. Rappers don't have a sense of humor -_-

  • Yellow wolf

    TI is crazy for this one go to www.Streetleaguemovement to see what I mean must see

  • Anonymous

    T.I. is pretty dumb for this one. This was only cool because 2PAC IS DEAD....No one would go to a T.I. hologram when he's still alive...lol

    • G-Bee

      Yeah technology is advancing, but still nobody will go to a TI hologram show.

    • Anonymous

      @ Dude who replied to me....That has nothing to do with my comment or what T.I. said in the video. lol T.I was talking about doing shows in different areas at the same time with the holograms. Obviously, not many people are going to pay to see a fake rapper when the real one is alive. I don't get why you felt to the need to reply with that bullshit...And the other dude who responded probably is you, bigging up your own worthless comment. lol

    • Jamboree

      Whoa! Real talk! And shit, first "anon" got schooled LOL!

    • Anonymous

      Actually you're the one with a brain the size of a sugar granule. While you're still in awe over seeing Tupac and discussing to your friends about how Tupac didn't like Dre years ago, technology is advancing way faster than you can imagine. TI can easily do a set rhyming back to back with his hologram, didn't he name an album TI vs. Tip? Shame on you. This PIECE OF EQUIPMENT equipped with COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY is bigger than Tupac Shakur, it will be part of a multi-million dollar BUSINESS. Somebody has to sell it, ship it, program it, fix it, set it up. Instead of most of you people typing pure idiocy, you should be seeing if the company is hiring.

  • TEXAS

    IF THIS LAME FUCK TI PUTS 2 PAC ON STAGE WITH HIM THEN HE SHOULD BE SHOT IN THE HEAD

  • REALTALK'SON

    IMA DO MY OWN MICHAEL JACKSON HOLOGRAM AND BECOME A MILLIONAIRE WATCH AND SEE PEASENTS WATCH AnD SEE

  • Jay z

    We see TI let me Know what you think go to www.Streetleaguemovement

  • Anonymous

    this is a new low for hip hop...when the karma comes in, i hope they will be ready for it

  • Anonymous

    man can you imagine hologram tupac making some parts or cameos in future movies? this is revolutionary shit i tell ya

  • filip

    T.I., better get some MBA, you forgot about the costs!

  • Steven Collins

    That is an embarrassing statement, who would pay to see a living artist if the artist is not bothered to turn up himself! I wouldn't pay to see him physical or hologram, T.I. is a has been! #StickToMakingShitFilms

    • Anon

      @ETK Please explain what the point of the article would be then? Because it seems to me Steven hit the nail on its head.

    • ETK

      Nice to know steven, cause that's totally not the fuckin point of the article and all

    • TEXAS

      ^^^STOP RIGHT THERE DUMB FUCK TI HAD A MINOR ROLE IN AMERICAN GANGSTER AND CANT ACT FOR SHIT SO WTF ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? TI IS A WASHED UP HAS BEEN THAT SUCKING THE MEDIAS DICK FOR A BUZZ

    • jake

      shit films like the epic american gangster?? if you aren't a fan don't even click on the article you goofy fuckin troll. dude is farrr from being a hasbeen. if you want to listen to someone who you don't consider a hasbeen youre literally stuck with lady gaga, katy perry, lil wayne and kanye. those are the only artists the media TRULY gives a fuck about..but that has zero to do with music quality. he's only a hasbeen the day he stops making music

  • T.I.

    i want tiny to do me in da ass wit a strap on now dats pimpin dawg

  • gerritw6

    stupid statement...he should feel the need to be in person at his own concerts. not sitting back letting holograms do it for him.

  • ilexx

    Even if you aren't sure if you would go see a live show of a living artist.... I am pretty sure people would. T.I is very right.... It could add a few different streams of revenue for him. What nobody is discussing which is the real issue is that now the record labels that OWN you and your music can put on your live performance after your dead.... SOOOOO the truth is plain to see, you are definitely worth more dead than you are alive at this point in the music industry.

    • Crate Mayne

      Agree with the life after death statements, but people are retarded if they pay to see a hologram show of a living artist. "Yo let's check out that new TI concert! No live audio, just studio tracks blastin through the speakers...but we get to see a 2D image of a 3D living person!

  • Crate Mayne

    pretty sure I wouldn't pay to see a hologram show of a living artist, when the artist won't even be there

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