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Tupac Shakur’s Final Words Revealed

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Obituaries,

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur's final words were reportedly "F**k you."

The late rapper, who died from injuries sustained in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996, is said to have sworn at police officer Chris Carroll, who was one of the first responders on the scene.

According to the official, he repeatedly tried to ask Tupac - who was 25 at the time of his death - who had shot him but the "Changes" star was uncooperative. "I'm asking him, 'Who shot you? What happened? Who did it?' And he was just kind of ignoring me. He was making eye contact with me here and there, but he's trying to yell at Suge [Knight, Tupac's friend and record label boss]. And I kept asking over and over, 'Who did this? Who shot you?' And he basically kept ignoring me."

However, Chris claims he witnessed a swift change in the rapper's demeanor as he realized he wouldn't make it:

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Dr. Dre Wants Hendrix and Gaye Holograms

Jimi HendrixDr. Dre hopes to see Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye return to the stage as holograms.

The rapper was a key figure in developing a hologram of Tupac Shakur - which performed on stage with him at Coachella on Sunday last week, fifteen years after the star's death - and is hoping the technology can be used for other deceased performers, such as the guitarist and the soul legend.

"Hopefully, different artists are able to bring out their favorite artists. Hopefully, we can see Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye. Let's see what happens," he told TMZ.

The "Forgot About Dre" rapper is rumored to be taking the holographic Tupac on tour, but has to find a find a way of making it project 360 degrees: "I'm not sure right now, if there's a technology that's happening where the hologram could be 360 degrees. Right now it's flat, it just looks like it's three dimensional from the front, but I'm working on some new and different things for the future."

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Tupac Shakur World Tour ‘Makes Sense’

Tupac's hologram at Coachella this yearIt "makes sense" for Tupac Shakur to go on tour around the world - 16 years after his death.

Holographic projection firm Musion, creators of the hologram of the deceased rapper which appeared on stage with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg at the Coachella music festival on Sunday  think it would be a great idea for Tupac - who was shot dead in a gang killing in 1996 - to go on the road.

"This is obviously a historic and exciting initiative that we're all witnessing currently, and it would make sense for them to bring it to Europe and maybe take it to the rest of the world," head of Music at Musion Sanj Surati told NME.

Surati added the firm is "very proud" that the hip-hop stars had chosen to use its technology during the show. It was previously revealed that representatives for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg plan to discuss logistics for a tour involving the two performers and the virtual Tupac with one option being a stadium tour involving other hip-hop stars, including Eminem, 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa. However, they could stage a more limited tour, featuring only Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac's hologram, in smaller arenas.

Tupac Skakur Closes Coachella Festival

Tupac HologramTupac Shakur helped close the Coachella festival last Sunday - 16 years after his death.

The rapper - who was shot dead in a gang killing in 1996 - appeared on stage as a hologram to perform with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at the annual festival in California.

He gave a spooky rendition of "Hail Mary" before duetting with Snoop on "Ain't Nothin' Like A Gangsta Party," before leaving the festivalgoers with the line, "Coachella, I wanna say thank you for all the love over the years."

The Tupac hologram drew mixed reactions from fans, with one saying it was "wrong on so many levels."

Another person, however, wrote on Twitter, "This is dope," while someone else added, "I told y'all Tupac wasn't dead! (sic)"

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Video: Tupac performs with Snoop Dogg at Coachella 2012 (in holographic form)

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Misc. Tech, Music, Videos,

At Coachella 2012, Tupac Shakur made his long-awaited return to the stage, rapping his Hail Mary track solo, then performing 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted with Snoop Dogg. How's that possible? Were the rumors that Tupac never died in the first place true? Well, no, that would be ridiculous. Instead, a lot of work went into making a holographic version of the iconic rapper. Curious how it all looked? Well, that's what the video above is for. Check out the return of 2Pac above, although you may wanna mute it if foul language isn't your thing.

Online Casting Call For Tupac Role

Online casting call for Tupac roleMorgan Creek Prods. is holding an online casting call for an unknown actor to play the role of enigmatic rapper and personality, Tupac Shakur. The biopic will be directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Brooklyn's Finest) and exec produced by Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur. If you think you can draw on the spirit of Tupac, go to the In Search of Tupac website where all the details are included. Audition reels are being accepted now until the end of April.

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Tupac Shakur Book and Movies Coming Soon

Tupac Shakur continues to remain a strong, mysterious musical force, and fans continue to feel the void he left behind ... but perhaps, some of their unanswered questions can still be addressed.

Journalist Kevin Powell has recently inked a deal to bring Tupac Shakur: The Authorized Biography to book stores, giving fans an inside look at the events that shaped, and ended, the rapper’s life.

His mother, Afeni Shakur, said the book is being written with her “full blessings.”

Tupac’s death will also be the center of a big-screen biopic from director (Training Day), which will focus on the events of his last day of life.

A documentary featuring the rapper’s time in jail, titled Uncut: The Lost Prison Tapes is scheduled for release January 26.

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Quote of the Day: Katy Perry on Her West Coast Hit

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Gossip, Hip-Hop & Rap, Pop,

Katy Perry's California Gurls

“I was thinking to myself how perfect it would be to have a California anthem. I can’t let the Beach Boys down. I can’t let Tupac down. I had the idea to put Snoop on - I thought he would be the cherry on top, and it would make me look cooler.”

-Singer on song of the summer “California Gurls.”

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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New VH1 Series Explores Famous Celebrity Deaths

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Prime Time, Reality, Cable, Video,

In what could be celebreality’s most macabre new series, VH1 is all set to explore mysterious deaths. c will detail the demise of many different stars, including John Lennon, Tupac Shakur and . Sadly, the material for this series is almost limitless.

There’s a right way and a wrong way to present such a show, and has a pretty equal shot at success and failure. It’s the network that brings us shows like For the Love of Ray J and Tool Academy, but the cable channel has also showed a more serious side with programs like Celebrity Rehab.

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Sean Combs Answers LA Times

Sean CombsAn inflammatory article published by the LA Times has brought about quick response from entertainment mogul . The article suggested that Combs, along with Notorious B.I.G., Jimmy Rosemond and a promoter, knew that rap superstar Tupac Shakur was to be gunned down before the event happened on November 30, 1994.

Seriously, I like tasty entertainment gossip as much as anybody, but isn’t this old news? What was the LA Times thinking, anyway? At any rate, the story was published and now Combs is pissed. In a statement released today, Combs addressed the allegations: “This story is a lie. It is beyond ridiculous and is completely false. Neither Biggie nor I had any knowledge of any attack before, during or after it happened. It is a complete lie to suggest that there was any involvement by Biggie or myself. I am shocked that the Los Angeles Times would be so irresponsible as to publish such a baseless and completely untrue story.” Well. 

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