Thu 13 Sep 2012
In honor and remembrance of the late Tupac Shakur, all facets of the media came together today to pay tribute to the sixteenth anniversary of his death.
DJ Mister Cee premiered his Tupac tribute mix on Hot 97 for his on-air segment Throwback At Noon. The commemorative set features some of the late rapper’s most influential flow, including “California Love,” “Running (Dying To Live),” and “Dear Mama.” Expectedly, DJ Mister Cee interjects the set to encourage listeners to share their favorite Tupac songs, lines, and photos.
Listen: Mister Cee’s Hot 97 ‘Throwback at Noon’ Tupac Shakur Tribute Mix (9-13-12)
The Esquire Culture blog has also published an in-depth think piece on the West Coast rapper. African Studies and Writing professor, Kiese Laymon, poetically chronicles the beginning of Tupac’s career to its fatal end: his reception, his rejection, and his legacy. Laymon also revisits that monumental Coachella hologram and contextualizes it within our culture today. Read his thoughtful essay here.
In light of the Tupac hologram, recent news broke that the creative minds behind that Coachella digital experiment, Digital Domain, has officially filed for bankruptcy. According to Billboard.biz, the company recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and as a result, plans to sell $15 million of their business to a private investment firm. Digital Domain was responsible for the visual effects in over 90 Blockbuster hits, including Titanic, Transformers, and Pirates Of the Caribbean.
Take a moment and revisit that cool and chilling hologram after the jump…
Screaming Tupac Back!: Celebrities React to Tupac Shakur’s ‘Return’ at Coachella
Afeni Shakur Approved Tupac Hologram Tribute at Coachella 2012
Dr. Dre Says Tupac Hologram Was Only for Coachella 2012