This week was a blast from the past for Hip Hop. Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg showed out with their headlining set at Coachella 2012, performing with a hologram of Tupac Shakur for a few songs during their slot. Many praised the hologram, including Raekwon and Kendrick Lamar. But C-Bo spoke with HipHopDX about raising Pac from the grave, sharing some fiery words for the West Coast veterans for using his likeness. Meanwhile, Mystikal faced a career setback, getting sent back to jail for another three-month sentence.
Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg Perform With A Tupac Hologram
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg shocked concertgoers at this past weekend’s Coachella festival by performing with a hologram of Tupac Shakur. The hologram was such a success that Dr. Dre is even contemplating hitting the road with it, though a tour is in preliminary talks. Kendrick Lamar, Common, Nas and Raekwon praised the 2-D figure of Tupac, while his mother Afeni Shakur shared her excitement over the unique performance. The masterminds behind the hologram spoke on how they got a false image of the slain rapper to rip through “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted,” stating that it was Dre’s idea from the beginning and that it cost somewhere between $100,000 and $400,000. And even after all of the hoopla, Suge Knight still believes he’s alive.
C-Bo Calls Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg “Vultures” For Tupac Hologram
Not everyone was feeling the Tupac hologram that appeared during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s Coachella set. During an exclusive interview with HipHopDX, the reality rapper slammed the West Coast veterans for using Pac’s likeness and said that they were abusing his legacy. “These niggas is like vultures, man. Parasites. They trying to suck blood from a corpse,” he said. “[Tupac] wasn’t even fuckin’ with fake, phony-ass niggas. ‘Pac was a real nigga, man. And these niggas all coming out trying to use old verses and all this shit, man, I just think that’s some way out shit. I ain’t got no respect for a nigga like that.”
Mystikal Heads Back To Prison For A Three-Month Bid
Mystikal was cherishing his newfound freedom after serving a lengthy jail sentence for years. But it all came crashing down this week after a judge ruled that he violated his probation on account of a misdemeanor charge of domestic abuse battery from an incident that took place in February. The Cash Money artist, who was working on his Original LP, was credited with nine days on his three-month sentence, will report to prison on May 14th.
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