12:20 AM EDT 10/17/2013
Originally posted 04/17/2012 10:55AM
Don't call it a comeback! Well, because Tupac Shakur is just a hologram.
But despite being dead since 1996, Shakur, who was 25 at the time of his fatal shooting, appeared at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival alongside Snoop Dogg this weekend, and his image's performance has become an Internet sensation.
The impressive visual is not actually a hologram, but rather a 2-D image created by Digital Domain Media Group, Inc., which provided details to the Wall Street Journal on what's next for Tupac and the technology.
Originally posted 04/16/2012 04:00PM
Some people refuse to believe Tupac Shakur is actually dead – and the rapper's flawlessly orchestrated, incredibly realistic-looking hologram performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday night did nothing to persuade them.
Appearing shirtless in jeans, the legendary rapper – who was murdered in 1996 at the age of 25 – shouted on a microphone, "Yeah, you know what the [expletive] this is! What up Dre? What up Snoop? What the [expletive] is up, Coachella?"
He then paced around the stage and went into a performance of his classic hit "Hail Mary." The shockingly realistic likeness was achieved with a combination of live footage, wire framing and CGI projected onto a special foil, Forbes reports. Some special voice-over work was employed as well.
Originally posted 01/26/2012 11:30AM
Rihanna has always been fond of tattoos, and her new one sure sends a message.
Newly emblazoned across her knuckles is the phrase "Thug Life," as seen in a photo the singer, 23, posted to Twitter. It's apparently an homage to Tupac Shakur, who had the same phrase tattooed across his stomach.
And indeed, Rihanna has mentioned Tupac in a series of occasionally obscene Twitter posts over the past day – many of them in response to fans' outrage that she would identify with thug culture.
Originally posted 06/16/2011 08:50AM
A prison inmate has claimed involvement in the famous 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur that set in motion a feud that led to the murders of Shakur and rival rapper Notorious B.I.G. two years later.
Dexter Isaac, who is serving life in prison for other crimes, said Wednesday – the eve of what would have been Shakur's 40th birthday – that he was one of the men who ambushed Shakur on Nov. 30, 1994, at Manhattan's Quad Studios, shooting him five times.
Isaac claims he was paid $2,500 for the hit by James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond, a former music mogul who recently claimed that Isaac is working with the government to pursue a drug case against him.
Originally posted 09/13/2002 12:05PM
REEVE RECOVERY: Christopher Reeve's recovery since his 1995 fall from a horse that rendered him a quadriplegic is nothing short of miraculous, PEOPLE reported this week. Reeve, 49, can now move his toes and the fingers of his left hand and can feel pin pricks over most of his body. "To be able to feel just the lightest touch is really a gift," the "Superman" star told the magazine in an interview. (For more on Reeve's recovery, check out PEOPLE's special feature.)
Originally posted 09/11/2002 01:00PM
The family of Notorious B.I.G. continues to chip away at the Los Angeles Times' thesis that the rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, helped mastermind the 1996 Las Vegas slaying of arch-rival Tupac Shakur.
Originally posted 09/09/2002 01:00AM
The family of late rapper Notorious B.I.G. (real name: Christopher Wallace) is denying a Los Angeles Times report that he had a hand in the 1996 Las Vegas murder of his archrival, Tupac Shakur.
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