Tupac Back!

Reason #112 to move to SoCal – at this year’s Coachella festival, Tupac put on his most recent performance. Granted, he was a hologram, but does that really detract from his legacy?

(Update 4/20-Working Video Link)

Good Lord. I hope I have abs like that if I ever get resurrected as a hologram. I can’t even lie, when I peeped this vid for the first time, I got cold chills running up and down my spine.

How did they do it? This quote from http://www.TheVerge.com nails it:

“The performance reportedly used the same technology that enabled Mariah Carey to perform a concert in five cities simultaneously. Executing the Carey illusion relied on both modern day techniques and an old magician’s trick dating back to the 19th Century. First, a video was composed by New York SFX company MPC using a mixture of live footage, wire-framing, and CGI. This was then fed into Musion’s holographic technology, which projects the image onto a special foil. The foil is based on principles set out in the old magician’s illusion Pepper’s Ghost, which trick audiences into thinking they’re viewing a person or object rather than a simple reflection. By using a lightweight foil which mimics the properties of semi-transparent glass, Musion is able to extend the concept’s scale without limiting the efficacy of the illusion. The results, as you can see in the video below, are pretty spectacular.”

Dr. Dre, Snoop, Wiz, Tony Yayo, Kurupt, Kendrick Lamar (check the vid after the jump), Eminem, 50 Cent, and Warren G all made appearances at the show. The fans were a motley crew that grew up on these rapper’s music; they sung along with every word to every song. I can imagine that the feeling at this show was incredible…

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Happy 40th Birthday, Tupac

First up is a classic video. I have a feeling that more than a couple more times this summer, I’m going to be riding around, and the urge to hear this song will strike. Thanks to the miracle that is the internet, I can now hear some classic Tupac whenever the urge strikes. Ain’t life great? Happy 40th Birthday, homie. I know you’re living on a desert island somewhere, along with Bradley Nowell, Biggie, and Kurt Kobain.

So we’ve got some new Lil’ Wayne quotes for you here at RapQuotes.net. Hit the jump for the rest of them, here we go:

Always talk to God. Never listen to cops.
-Lil’ Wayne

Classic. And true.

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Wow. This ish is HOTT! SMKA – Caddys

So I’ve had this song on my iPod workout mix for a while now, but I finally got around to searching for it again on YouTube. It’s a dope beat plus some great rapping, it only has 3.3k YouTube views right now and this group has been around for a bit. I’m still digging around on the interwebs for some more of their music, but in the meantime, check out this dope video

SMKA – Caddys Featuring Gripplyaz, Young Trimm and A. Leon Craft

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Luda, Oh Ludacris…

lu·di·crous
[loo-di-kruhs]
– adjective 1. ridiculous

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I had great hope for Ludacris. Here is a rapper from Atlanta that doesn’t take himself too seriously. He’s very tongue-in-cheek, very smart-alec’y. He knows what his image is and he works it to his advantage. Did I mention that he can rap? I thought that Ludacris would bring something substantial and viable to the Atlanta scene. I believe that Ludacris did bring something fresh and new out, at least for a while. His guest spots were phenomenal, something I looked forward to on every radio remix…

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