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The Tupac Hologram’s Tuesday News and Views

On September 13, 1996, Tupac Amaru Shakur’s life tragically ended after the Mike Tyson—Bruce Seldon boxing match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. On April 15, 2012, Tupac returned as a hologram image during the final performance on the Coachella music festival’s biggest stage. The make-believe ‘Pac performed ‘Hail Mary’ and ‘2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted’ with a live Snoop Dogg to end the three-day music and arts festival in Indio, California.

Watch it here, in case you somehow missed it on Monday:

Rap fan or not, you have to be pretty amazed by the technology that went into recreating the slain hip-hop artist as a holographic projection. It all began as a vision by Dr. Dre, and then his idea was staged and produced at Coachella by San Diego-based AV Concepts. Oscar-winning CG factory Digital Domain, the same company that produced CG images of Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and Jeff Bridges in “TRON: Legacy,” created the lifelike image of Tupac in a process that took almost four months of studio work. A spokesperson for the company wouldn’t reveal the price tag for the hologram, but said similar projects cost between $100,000 and $400,000.

With all the Internet buzz surrounding fake Tupac and the Coachella finale, I fully expect to see the Tupac hologram on tour by next summer. And sadly, I will purchase a ticket.

Now your news and views, in standard KSR blog template definition…

 Tuesday is the day we’ve all been dreading, when we learn the basketball fates of Kentucky’s five superstar underclassmen. Marquis Teague, Doron Lamb, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones, and Anthony Davis will hold a joint press conference at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday to announce their intentions for next season. The presser will be the final time we see these young men in front of the UK media, as all are expected to declare for this summer’s NBA Draft. These ‘goodbye’ press conferences are something we’re all getting used to in the three years under John Calipari, and this one certainly won’t be the last time we see UK underclassmen run off to become millionaires, but tomorrow is special because this is the group that brought a title back to Kentucky for the first time in 14 years. Instead of mourning their departures, be happy to see this group move on to achieve their dreams.

 A look at’s projections:

1.) Anthony Davis, Charlotte
3.) Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, New Orleans
18.) Doron Lamb, Denver
20.) Terrence Jones, Atlanta
27.) Marquis Teague, Golden State
35.) Darius Miller, Cleveland

Hopefully, Darius can move up and join his teammates in the first round.

 One guy who won’t be moving on from Kentucky this summer is assistant coach Kenny Payne. An article in his hometown Hattiesburg newspaper said Payne is content working behind the scenes with John Calipari and enjoying being a mentor to the top talent UK brings in. Payne is on the early list of candidates for the Southern Miss job and some think Louisville might throw an offer his way, but for now, he’s going to continue to play sidekick to Calipari in Lexington. As I’m sure you’re aware, Payne has played a huge role in recruiting since he joined the staff two years ago.

 There isn’t much noise coming from the Anthony Bennett newswire. He still plans to take five visits over the coming weeks and then announce in mid-May. Assuming Amile Jefferson ends up somewhere in North Carolina, Kentucky has to get Bennett to fill out the roster. Bennett is a must.

 If anyone of you are still following the recruitment of Tony Parker, you’ll be happy to know he will announce his decision next week at his high school in Georgia. The former UK target will decide between Duke, Memphis, Kansas, Georgia, Ohio State and UCLA, with the Bruins, Dawgs, and Blue Devils owning most of the buzz. If he goes to UCLA, the Bruins will pass Kentucky as the No. 1 recruiting class in 2012, at least for the time being. If he picks Georgia, we’ll have to watch him play at least twice next season. If he goes to Duke, he’ll have to pretend to be friends with the Plumlees. I vote for Duke.

 The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced on Monday. We did not win.

 The annual Blue/White Spring Football Game is set for this Saturday at 6:00 p.m at Commonwealth Stadium. Admission and parking are free on a first-come, first serve basis, so arrive early if you want a good seat and a short walk from your vehicle. The red, blue, and green parking lots open up at 8:00 a.m. and fans are invited to tailgate before the event. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

 Joker Phillips being featured on “Conversations With Champions,” a KET program hosted by Billy Reed. The 30-minute conversation with Joker will air at the following times:

Monday, April 16 at 2 p.m. on KET3 (I guess we missed that one)
Tuesday, April 17 at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on KET 3
Friday, April 20 at 11 a.m. on KET3
Thursday, April 26 at 7 a.m. on KET3
Monday, April 30 at 4 a.m. on KET1

 Speaking of champions on television, did anyone see the series finale of Eastbound & Down? It was pretty disappointing, as was the rest of the season. Season 3 really crapped the bed and would’ve been a complete bomb if not for Shane Dog in the first few episodes. I’m heartbroken by the demise of Kenny Powers.

 Don’t look now, but Daniel Orton’s NBA career is on the rise. Orton made his first start since high school for Orlando on Monday night in place of the injured Dwight Howard and he finished with six points and six rebounds in the win. As Beisner pointed out on Twitter, a lot of guys have earned a second contract by playing well at the right time, and Orton could end up being one of those guys. Orton has a great opportunity to prove he deserves a spot in the league, especially with Howard’s status unknown in this final stretch.

 On the women’s side of things, Lexington native Nataile Novosel was selected eighth overall in the WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics. That’s right about where Chris Thomas had the Notre Dame star going in his mock draft. Good call, Chris.

 A bit of sad news from Kentucky basketball world: Layton “Mickey” Rouse, the first UK player to have his jersey retired, passed away over the weekend at the age of 93. Rouse played from 1938-40 under Adolph Rupp and earned All-SEC Player of the Year in his final season in Lexington. After basketball, he practiced dentistry for 40 years in Carrolton and retired in 1982.

 Don’t forget about the KSTV Casting Call, which begins this Saturday in Florence, KY. You can scroll down for all the details and I encourage every to come out and give it a shot, even if you doubt your abilities. It’s a fun day and a fun experience for all who participate. See you there.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

87 Comments for The Tupac Hologram’s Tuesday News and Views

  1. Ciggy
    11:07 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I wish younger folks we able to listen to some of the amazing stuff Tu-Pac used to lay down. We lost such an amazing talent. Makes me feel old knowing he was killed so long ago.

    Thanks for the vid, it blows me away the shit folks can do anymore.

  2. nkyukfan29
    11:09 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Wow, that hologram is crazy! I can’t believe that’s what we have now a days. I like some Tu-Pac’s songs that were created in 90’s.

  3. john
    11:14 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    are you joking about season 3 not being good? it was a heck of a lot better than season 2.

  4. Big Blue 66
    11:21 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I was on the strip when it happened, it happened at the block up from the MGM where the fight took place, I was all the way down, at the time, where the stardust was at. It was a crazy night in vegas because at the time, Tyson was THE man, I didnt even know the shooting occurred until the next day.

  5. Jarweed
    11:23 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    RIP Mickey Rouse … If I make it to 93 let me go the month we win the title.

  6. Bradley
    11:23 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Parker will go to UCLA. And one last time, Lamb and MKG aren’t gone just yet. Locos taco on the line.

  7. mrmcduckbutter
    11:27 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Gotta disagree with you on season 3 of Eastbound and Down. I thought every episode was hysterical, though the last two suffered somewhat from the obvious haste with which they tried to wrap up all the loose ends.

  8. mrmcduckbutter
    11:29 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    And Tupac doesn’t sound any different than every other gangster rapper to me. Same content, same formula.

  9. best
    11:31 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I savor, lead to I discovered exactly what I was having a look for. You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

  10. Turntable
    11:35 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    All those damn hippie non-conformists and their music festivals……they all need to be exiled

  11. mrmcduckbutter
    11:40 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Interesting. I’ve never associated rap music or its fans with non-conformity or peace and love

  12. tltaworl
    11:46 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    6. I love the optimism, but there is no way all 5 get up and have joint presser to announce a few are leaving and a few are staying. That is not the message Cal would send. You don’t have presser to say you are staying in school.

  13. E
    11:53 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    No way UCLA passes UK with the addition of Renardo Sidney part 2. They still wouldn’t match our class.

  14. Horny UK fan
    11:56 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Season 3 Of Eastbound was AWESOME!!! You’re way off there Drew!

  15. Paratrooper
    11:57 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Whoever shot that piece of garbage did the world a giant favor. These afro TARDS would be working at KFC if dumbass wiggers like Matt Jones and crew didn’t buy their repugnant “music.” Unless you really DO want to rape your sister, slit your mother’s throat, or shoot a policeman in the back. LOL

  16. IL Cat Fan
    11:57 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Dr Rouse was a top class individual. His family absolutely loves the Cats. RIP.

  17. Justified
    11:59 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    “A bit of sad news from Kentucky basketball world”….seriously???
    As a site that claims “UK Loyalty”, you actually post that the passing of one of the pioneers of the UK basketball legacy is “a bit” of sad news????? And then go on to say he was “the first UK player to have his jersey retired”??

    Believe it or not, some UK “fans” actually followed UK way before Coach Cal, before Billy G, before Tubby, before Pitino, and even in the early Joe B days….(and some still are alive from the Rupp days)…..

    We all enjoy and celebrate the talent (and championship) that are presently/currently/furturisticly on display in Lexington, but let’s not forget how the legacy was built in the first place…please….

    Coach Cal is very open to UK’s past glory (former players who never played for Cal sing his praises for that), but along with those who have been a true fan of the program – not a particular player/coach – I do believe you could give more credence to the Rouse family than a mere mention as a “bit” of sad news….

  18. mrmcduckbutter
    12:01 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Yea, so please don’t construe my comments as being at all supportive of No. 15 (paratrooper)’s opinions. You’re adding nothing constructive to the narrative buddy. Just calm down and enjoy your Hank Williams Jr. albums.

  19. LoganBleedsBlue
    12:04 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    If all go to the NBA we shouldn’t be upset or disappointed. This is what coach Cal’s program is all about, PLAYERS FIRST. What an awesome season. They deserve every million they make and who can blame them for wanting that cash now.

  20. Bradley
    12:06 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Last comment moderated? Yikes. Fair enough. I will simply read from now on. 🙂

  21. Jerry Sandusky
    12:11 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    #20 Consider your moderation a lesson young man!!!

  22. 44 Stitches
    12:16 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    @6 if Parker goes to UCLA it’s because a few years ago UCLA hired the former CEO of the Atlanta Celtics AAU Korey McCray(former Atlanta Celtics Dwight Howard, Joe Johnson, Amare Stoudemire and a number of other NBA players). UCLA hired McCray to recruit Atlanta and the Southeast. If UCLA does not land Parker who played for McCray and the Atl Celtics it looks like McCray is not getting it done. Coach K has been on Parkers nuts for years though.

    As far as Tupac and Sept 13, 1996 goes forget that day. That was the worst day of my life. I was 18 and lost one my best friends to cancer that day.

  23. Post15'sClanBrothers
    12:19 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Come on now paratrooper let’s get back to the meeting. I hear our sisters are showing up. Yeah boy!

  24. Revenge is the sweetest joy
    12:27 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Yea Tupac was the man.. Musical mercenary right there.

  25. Claw
    1:03 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    That NBA draft projection is nuts. Doron Lamb ahead of Terrence Jones? Marquis Teague even in there? Darius Miller all the way down to 35? That’s effed all the way around. Glad I don’t make the big bucks. My top five in order would be Tyler Zeller, Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones, Harrison Barnes, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Royce White.

  26. Cking9698
    1:03 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    25, eastbound was totally awesome this season!!! Guess you need o be a little older to appreciate this season.

    Can remember all eyez on me coming out and listening in the summer of 96. One of the best rap albums ever.

    I bet some go tomorrow, some stay. Millions are at stake. Believe that.

  27. Cking9698
    1:05 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    25 agreed, why use nbadraft??? That site is the shizz.

  28. Cking9698
    1:06 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    22- that’s rough- sorry bro.

  29. BigBlueCats
    1:20 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    So in Jokers “Conversations with Champions” appearance, is he going to interview this years Basketball team because he will never be a champion. Atleast not as the coach of the UK football team. He is the BCG of UK football but without being a prick.
    So what if Parker goes to UCLA. Howland still cant coach or keep control of his players. Cal gets freshmen to play as one unit and be each others brothers keeper. Thats one of the true reasons banner 8 is hanging in Rupp. Howland cannot duplicate the sucess Cal is having

  30. MDD34
    1:23 am April 17, 2012 Permalink


  31. MDD34
    1:27 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    @25 – Tyler Zeller before Anthony Davis?? Are you freaking nuts??

  32. Yes siree
    1:42 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    While I know you’d love to maintain your know it all douchiness, Orton actually started 2 D-League games last year.

  33. Women Everywhere
    1:52 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    34 other guys would get picked ahead of Darius Miller? Stupid.

  34. CatsForever
    1:54 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Sad to hear A Jefferson is NC bound.
    We really need Bennett for #9!!!

  35. henryearl
    2:26 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    15 Paratrooper is just salt because his mom f*cks niggs. Paratrooper! 10 and a half inches, baby. Purple Thunder. don’t hate it. appreciate it.

  36. Big Willie Style
    2:49 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    #25 If they drafted Just on talent then T.J. would go a lot higher. The fact is they also look at what kind of team player they are. That beeing said T.J. did play good team ball this year, however anyone could tell that if he hadn’t been on a team with so many good young men he would have been a punk. I was obvious that he had that potential.
    I would say that one Game against I.U. early in the season cost him about 5 places in the draft.

  37. Bulldawg
    5:48 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    The 2 Pac show was Awesome!!! He is/was my favorite rapper!! “Only God Can Judge Me” is pure swag. RIP 2 Pac… after he passed I turned away from rap because I thought everyone else was just below 2 Pac’s level. Although Snoop is pretty close. Gin and Juice is classic.

  38. JRHop
    6:06 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Yea the show was amazing. but dont praise the technology…. they’ve been doing that stuff at disney world for like ten years. its just a piece of glass and a projector.

  39. LiveBlue11
    6:23 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    On what channel will the press conference air for those of us watching in Louisville?

  40. kenny payne
    6:23 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    I have spoken to pitino about the open asst coaching job. So, I have all of you rubes fooled at this point.

  41. John Lear
    6:28 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Holographic images, thats how the US government pulled off the 9/11 attacks.

  42. TAXman
    6:36 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    the comments section of a KSR blog can pretty much signal the downfall of society. and oh yeah my message remains the same to all…..


  43. John Lear
    6:40 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    #42. HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, AMEN. Praise Yahweh.


  44. SexnNursinHomes
    6:56 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Holograms will put an end to grief-associated death. I can already see the marketing ideas.
    “Sad that your 92 year old Aunt Myrtle died? No problem, bring her back from the dead with Hologramz!”

  45. anrbob
    7:09 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Carrollton is spelled with 2 L’s. Use a map next time.

  46. Dr Vannostran
    7:25 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Tupac = Amazingly horrible. Sad to see his fake return.

  47. YerFather
    7:30 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Why is it all of a sudden a big deal about the Hologram? Cause it’s Tupac? Elvis had a hologram tour in 2006 or 2007, and I’m sure that was the first of it’s kind and the best.

  48. SeoulCat
    7:33 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    #44 You’re not too far off from the truth. Immortality achieved through computer simulation. It’s coming.

  49. SexnNursinHomes
    7:39 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    48- I know and I can’t figure out if holograms have any practical use other than some type of gov’t ploys. You can’t get a hand job from one, you can’t smack a hologram’s ass, I’m not sure it has any societal value. 400K for Tu-Pac??? How much will ticket prices be affected if these artists start using holograms??? damn, Nickelback already charges $50 billion a ticket and they absolutely suck balls.

  50. Paratrooper
    7:47 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Its OK. My other personality isn’t a cuckoo mentally unstable racist extremist. I promise. Its just…meds…so expensive…oh no slipping….so much ANGER AND RAGE!! Voices in my head!! Commie liberal socialists! I’m a freaking idiot toolbox!!

  51. Really?
    7:48 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Tupac was a thug/degenerate/criminal that probably got what he deserved. That is NOT music.

  52. bear
    7:53 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Thats the craziest thing iv ever seen brought chills like it was really him omg

  53. DaveUK
    8:00 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Coachella is now spread out over two weekends, with the same line-ups this weekend. Not sure if they’ll repeat Tupac but Snoop and Dr. Dre will do repeat performances. Better head on out Drew so you can check it out live!

  54. Don
    8:02 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Joker Phillips being featured on “Conversations With Champions,”

    ..yikes, more like conversations with ChUmpions

  55. TAXman
    8:09 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    46, his fake return would probably make you happier than his real return, no?

  56. Dr. Gonzo
    8:14 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Not a hologram. Peppers Ghost technique.

  57. Somebody make it happen
    8:15 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    At 53 deep, I doubt this comment will even be read but I hope it does by someone that can make this happen (and I didnt read the other 52). UK needs to allow some students/fans into this presser to make it more personal and emotionally fulfilling for these student athletes and the BBN alike. All too often these types of presser’s are stale and lack any real emotion or color from the players as the ‘normally’ unbiased media asks somewhat rhetorical and/or dumb questions as the players answer in the robotic, all-business like manner they have become accustom to in these types of situations. A true goodbye would include some nostalgic reminiscing of what was and also what could have been so the players can truly think about the fun they have had here before the real business (albeit boring and anti-climatic) of the NBA commences. They played in front of 74,000 in NOLA and did not bat an eye. They played in front of 24,000 nightly at Rupp- and sadly they will never play in front of a crowd like that again (especially from a rabid fanbase perspective)- even in the playoffs should they be lucky enough to get there on the less than awesome teams they will likely all land on. Allow what they had here at UK to really hit home and sink in with a proper send off full of emotions and reality, sans the starch business like attitude. Let the less-than-glamorous ‘gotta go to work’ mentality start just a little bit later. They deserve to enjoy this in the now and be what they really are- kids. if just for one more hour. (and yes, this can serve as my open casting call audition).

  58. Some Guy in Kentucky
    8:15 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    If Teague is not going to be drafted until late 1st round, why go now?

  59. In Cal We Trust
    8:24 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Does any of the NBA draft sites include non U.S. college players in their draft projections?

  60. Big Blue 66
    8:26 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    58. because lower 1st round is a guaranteed deal for over $1M/yr and this draft is light on the PG position, if anyone is a 1st round pick, its hard not to go. Now the one thing Teague has on his side would be his brother could pay for the insurance policy if he had an injury, but still. I dont think Teague would end up being a lottery pick next year, so theres just not a huge incentive to stay

  61. Nostrildumbass
    8:27 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Server crash at 1:45

  62. jjjjjjjjjjjjjj
    8:37 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    You kknow, the technology involved with the hologram could have a lot of future entertainment applications. Imagine a NEW John Wayne or Jimmy Stewart movie. Or future Star Wars or Star Trek movies with the original cast in their prime. Or “all star” films that never actually happened in real life. Imagine Bogey as a villain opposite Clark Gable with Grace Kelly as the female lead, adapting a novel written decades after their deaths.

  63. old man
    8:43 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    jesus, that was just horrible. im old enough to remember when people actually had to have TALENT to make it in music

  64. Al B Frank
    8:54 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Saw this story a couple of days ago on several other sites, and now it is being reported on national media… yet no mention on KSR:

  65. Bob
    8:58 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Holograms? Princess Leia did it first and did it better.

  66. Azubuike's Bicep
    8:59 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    63- If you are referring to Tupac, then you are dead wrong with all due respect. He is considered as arguably the greatest rapper of all time. To denounce him as a good musician, you would also be denouncing rap as a type of music itself. As a fan of rock, I appreciate music with instruments, but it is not to say that you must have instruments to be considered a musician. The lyrics that he would write are second to very few in ANY genre of music, and for that, I would contest that you are 100% wrong.

  67. 1996 Technology
    9:00 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    He’s still alive. That hologram stuff is just a video feed. They didn’t have this technology back then… Just saying…

    The only thing Tu-Pac ever did was create 2 songs called Changes and California. The rest is throw away.

    The man is still running for his life.

  68. Grandma
    9:01 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Oh that poor lil Hologram, his pants are fallin’ down. He needs to eat more & stop those darn drugs.

  69. Ridge Runner
    9:03 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Sorry…but rhyming words with one drum beat is not music. More like a cadence.

  70. Chuck Norris
    9:13 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    The Tupac thing was definitely cool, but it’s not a new technology. It should come as a surprise to no one that Japan has been doing this for years, just google “Hatsune Miku.”

  71. Googe
    9:17 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    He was a racist, pompous idiot in the late 90’s and if I could strangle a hologram I would.

  72. CatDaddy
    9:32 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    The same people on here saying PAC isn’t a musician/entertainer are the same people rocking there Eminem CDs constantly saying how “great” he is please give it a rest PAC was without a doubt one of the greatest entertainers ever not just rapper. For God sakes they have college courses on his lyrics to say anything less about him is just pure hate. I can understand if you dont like the genre of music but dont hate simply because you can’t do what he done hell no one can including every single rapper from today. If Tupac and Biggie where still breathing the music world would be in a much better place today.

  73. Al B. Sure
    9:42 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    No, I don’t like Tupac and I don’t like Eminem, either. Just because I don’t like that type of music doesn’t mean I am wrong or that it is “pure hate”. I’m not a fan of rap and personally I don’t see what is so impressive about the lyrics, either, but if that’s what you like… more power to you. Just stop trying to force your opinions on others that happen to disagree.

  74. lldjr
    9:42 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    So what does this have to do with Kentucky sports ?

  75. Bryce Stephens
    9:48 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Honestly, the first thing I thought of was “Hey, they did this on Scooby-Doo”. And then it was “Where’s Old Man Jenkins with his projector?”

  76. CatDaddy
    9:49 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    73. My comments obviously were not directed to you and people like you however i will say most people don’t like what they don’t understand therefore if you don’t know/feel where Pac was coming from with his lyrics I could see were you wouldn’t understand him however I see his story as an inspiration to what you can do when you put your mind to it. He was literally and rose that grew from concrete. The deck was stacked against him from birth and he still found a way to succeed, it may not have been your traditional go to college get a degree type of success but for the short amount of time he was on this rock he stirred up alot of things that would of went unsaid and didnt change one bit when many try to force him to do so.

  77. KJ
    10:01 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    25. Royce White will be a liability from day one. He does not fly. How are they going to get him from LA to NY in one night? His stock is low unless he gets therapy over his anxiety.

    To the TuPac haters. You obviously have never REALLY listened to the lyrics of TuPac. He was a genius, a lyrical poet, no less.

  78. bluefan
    10:09 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    #74, no kidding! Who the heck cares?
    Losing our whole Championship Team today and we’re talking about Toupac?

  79. DerbyDemon
    10:12 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    I’m not a fan of rap music, but that hologram was absolutely AMAZING. It gave me chills. But, I’m a HUGE fan of Snoop Dog. Crazy, I know…

  80. cb
    10:13 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    The hologram was cool. But it was pretty clear he was lip singing

  81. ukfan
    10:19 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    they should do that for michael jackson

  82. Al B. Sure
    10:55 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    #77… the A-Team found a way to work around B.A. Baracus’s anxiety about flying. Perhaps whatever NBA team drafts White will employ similar tactics.

  83. Clone Trooper
    11:50 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Having seen the video before you posted it I knew the language content. You maybe should have added not safe for work to the video.

  84. Pastor David
    11:51 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    My Lord! The nasty, foul language! Why? Is that necessary? I pride myself on trying to stay ‘in tune’ and ‘in touch’ with the kids, but when I heard Tupac’s dirty dirt mouth, well, I fear their final resting place may not be too comfortable.

  85. 502Cat
    12:59 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t know, but I think Tupac was lip syncing during this performance.

  86. Natep96
    1:08 pm April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Thats it!!!!’ A holographic anthony davis on court at all times next year in rupp. Obviously he od not block a shot or shoot A sweet 18 ft jumper but his presense alone changes the game in a way that will not b matched.

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