MTV Interviews 2Pac Hologram Creator

2Pac’s back. And thanks to Nick Smith of AV Concepts, he brought him back last night at Coachella. MTV interviewed Smith on how he resurrected Afeni’s baby boy.

“We worked with Dr. Dre on this and it was Dre’s vision to bring this back to life,” said Nick Smith, president of AV Concepts, the San Diego company that created the hologram. It was his idea from the very beginning and we worked with him and his camp to utilize the technology to make it come to life. You can take their likenesses and voice and … take people that haven’t done concerts before or perform music they haven’t sung and digitally recreate it.

The Tupac hologram was several months in the planning and took nearly four months to create in a studio and though Smith was not able to reveal the exact price tag for the illusion, he said a comparable one could cost anywhere from $100,000 to more than $400,000 to pull off. “I can’t say how much that event cost, but I can say it’s affordable in the sense that if we had to bring entertainers around the world and create concerts across the country, we could put [artists] in every venue in the country,”

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  • sumit

    Thug Life over YOLO!

  • http://mikespits.wordpress.com mikespits

    DAMN!! I was hoping the $10M price I read earlier was true so that this technology isn’t abused in the near future.. but I guess it would only be a matter of time before something like this would be readily available for use on a large scale..

    Countdown to the announcement of a Michael Jackson hologram tour…..

  • Stan

    Amazing job.

  • mac DIESEL

    OF COURSE IT WAS DRE’S VISION AND IDEA!!!! EGOTISTICAL BASTARD!!!! SHOW SOME FUCKIN’ INTEGRITY AND RESPECT FOR PAC’S LEGACY!!!!

    …..THIS THE SAME NIGGA PAC CALLED A CLOSET FAG!!!! FUCK YOU DRE!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Carolina Girl

    That shit was off the fuckin chain!! I love Tupac it looked so realistic, and I wonder what Ms. Afeni had to say about it.

  • Khalifa

    Cool..but waste of time and money honestly

  • WOWSERS

    BDOT IS SO FUCKING WACK I SWEAR I HATE THAT NIGGA HE ALWAYS WANNA STAND OUT FROM ITHER BLOGGERS BY PUTTING IS 2 CENTS IN HUT ITS NOT FUVKIN NEEDED I HOPE TN FIRE HIS ASS!!!!!

  • B.Dot

    ^
    aw how cute

  • https://twitter.com/#!/PittyPhil Pitty

    Futurist shit right there…bring back all the legends for the people who never got a chance to experience them live

  • Khalifa

    @B. Dot LOL

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  • GREEN

    I get why peole dont like this and how it could be offensive to his legacy but coe on. When i saw this i actually got a knot in my throat shit was moving

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    “Cool..but waste of time and money honestly”…Exactly !

  • BBGUN

    Shit is genius. I wanna see a 2pac and B.I.G. Show with Easy E as the opening Act.

  • YOU CAN’T KILL ME

    B.DOT IS THE BEST WRITER ON THIS SITE! I LOVE HIS COMMENTARY! WOWSERS, FUCK YOU!

    WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

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  • Midsize Jerm

    Can we get a Jay-Z/Elvis Duet? Kanye/John Lennon?Lil B/Michael Jackson?

  • YOU CAN’T KILL ME

    ^THAT SHIT IS FIRE! I WANNA SIGN YOU! ASK BDOT FOR MY EMAIL ADDRESS.

    WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

  • o_0

    this is the same technology the government will use to make ppl believe aliens are here or maybe that God has come down to start the rapture……perception is reality, sooo, ppl who have no clue or are closed minded about what ppl in power do to keep and grow power will do will be the first ones claiming its 100% real…..jus my 2cents

  • darrell lee

    yall thinking small. watch Beyonce going to be performing at multiple venues simultaneously and charging a premium for the one she’s actually at. People will have to sort these type of things out in their contracts.

  • yup!!!

    Man fuck wat yall saying dat was tight as shit adre done changed the game on dat damn i wish i cudve been there dat was too epic real live!!! sumbody gon try to do the same but aint nuffin like the original iim surprised dis wasnt done wit michael jackson 1st come to think about it dis sum captain nemo type shit and damn ppl always find a way to disrespect god dats why dis bitch gon come to an end shit getting crazier and crazier all these muthafuckin tornadoes

  • jojo

    bet u shugknight shited in his pants lol

  • Nathanial Hörnblowér

    @mac

    Afeni was quoted as saying it was “thrilling.” So get off ya soap box! Oh and Dre asked for her permission.

  • mac DIESEL

    @ Nathaniel Cockblower

    I DON’T GIVE A FUCK!!!! NIGGAS GOT NO GODDAMN INTEGRITY!!!!

    …..SO GET OFF MY DICK!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • B.Dot

    ^
    shut your bitter ass up Marco

  • Bobbi

    @ B. DOT

    LMFAO. That nigga called out Mac Diesel by his government. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! That shit has got ta be Top 5 greatest Rap Radar post PERIOD

  • mac DIESEL

    @ B.Dot

    LOOK BRIAN, KEEP YA ASS OUTTA THIS!!!! WORRY ABOUT 360’S LACK OF PROMOTION AND YA FAVORITE CRACKHEAD GUNPLAY!!!!

    ….BIASED JOURNALIST ASS NIGGA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

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  • YOU CAN’T KILL ME

    mac DIESEL says:
    Monday, April 16 2012 at 4:46 PM EST

    @ B.Dot

    LOOK BRIAN, KEEP YA ASS OUTTA THIS!!!! WORRY ABOUT 360′S LACK OF PROMOTION AND YA FAVORITE CRACKHEAD GUNPLAY!!!!

    ….BIASED JOURNALIST ASS NIGGA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    ^BDOT’S GETTING PAID OFF WRITING FOR A BLOG. WHAT ARE YOU DOING BESIDES COMMENTING ON POSTS HE GETS PAID FOR?

    WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

  • Ben_Dover

    Let the man rest in peace. Stop making money off of his name.

  • merry

    my best friend’s sister makes $77 hourly on the internet. She has been out of a job for eight months but last month her pay was $20778 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more here (*Copy & Paste this link, and delete the unnecessary 2 spaces)…ht tp://bit .ly/IndIH9

  • http://rapradar you pussy

    Yo tht shit was dope nd coo as fuck yall talkin bout niggas making money off tht shit stfu maybe niggas did but it still gave a lil somethin to all his real tru fans so niggas need to stfu up chill out nd stop bitching cuz niggas gettin paid nd you not

  • Crew Love

    For a second I really got to think about Pac being there which is foolish
    found this heartbreaking…

  • BiggaBooBoogieChild

    Fuck Dr. Dre. Pac would not approve of this fucking publicity stunt. Pac hated Andre. RIP Makaveli

  • theraflu

    cool concept but shit is kind of creep…not trying to see a rip hologram reunion concert

  • da man

    THIS WAS FUCKING AMAZING!!!! ALL YOU HATERS EAT A DICK…PAC GREATEST EVER…WEST SIDE!!!!