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Tupac Shakur, Nate Dogg to Perform With Dr. Dre + Snoop Dogg at Coachella

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Rumors are circulating about some surprise guests that are set to appear during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg‘s performance at Coachella Music Festival. Reports are surfacing that late rappers Tupac Shakur and Nate Dogg will be resurrected for Dre and Snoop’s headlining show through the magic of a hologram.

According to KROQ Radio, Tupac will appear during Dre’s rendition of ‘California Love,’ their 1996 No. 1 song. In addition, Nate Dogg will step onstage when Dre performs the collaborative song ‘The Next Episode’ with Snoop Dogg.

While all of this sounds kind of morbid and creepy, holograms have been used in the past by music artists. Pop diva Madonna performed with alternative rock group Gorillaz (via a hologram) at the 48th annual Grammy Awards in 2006. And during the 2008 presidential election, appeared by way of a hologram to chat with CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper about the historic night and win for then President-elect Barack Obama.

So it’s going to be interesting to see how Dre and Snoop are going to use this ‘Star Wars’-like technology to honor Tupac and Nate Dogg. Production company Deutsche Telekom was hired to make the holograms, however, they are not fielding any questions regarding their contribution to the show.

As we previously reported, fellow rappers Eminem and Warren G are also expected to make a surprise appearance at the Coachella Festival. Although, it looks like Warren G has cold feet because he is denying that he will participate at the event.

The Coachella Music Festival will run for two weekends. The first one starts on Friday (April 13) in Indio, Calif., and ends on April 15. The second weekend will kick off on April 20 and wrap up on April 22. For more information, go to

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