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Tupac and Nate Dogg performing as holograms at Coachella music festival

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Two of hip-hop's biggest deceased stars will perform at the Coachella music festival alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg thanks to holographic technology.

The Next Episode screencap
The Next Episode screencap

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are one of the headlining acts at this year's Coachella music festival, but there's a good chance their performance will be upstaged by two stars who are no longer with us. Both TMZ and KROQ radio are reporting that Tupac and Nate Dogg — who passed away in 1996 and 2011, respectively — will be resurrected on stage as holograms so that Dre and Snoop can perform classics like "California Love" and "The Next Episode" without missing a beat.

The performance will reportedly use the same hologram technology that allowed Mariah Carey to perform a Christmas concert in five European cities at the same time. And while the Coachella show has the potential to be more than a little creepy, we also have to wonder if there will be any legal issues with using the likeness of a deceased celebrity. If you can't be there in person to check out the concert, don't forget: YouTube will be livestreaming the entire three-day festival free of charge.