A Tupac Hologram? Why Not Biggie? Diddy, Where You At?

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Venessa Monokian; concept by Liz Tracy
This is a page from a zine my friend Venessa and I created last year about the '90s. Clearly an issue of great importance.

The world asked yesterday: Why did Tupac come back from the dead in hologram form at Coachella? More important, we want to know, where was hologram Biggie?

You know the story. During Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's performance at this West Coast music festival, "Tupac" crashed the stage as a hologram. "Tupac" came out saying, "You know what the fuck this is!" Uh, no, we don't; we don't know what this is -- you're no longer of this Earth. 

OK, so the obvious answer comes down to an antiquated East Coast versus West Coast issue. But seriously, we want us some Biggie Smalls! I mean, Sean Combs is rich as shit -- according to Forbes in 2011, the richest in hip-hop. Is he too busy Making the Band? Has he forgotten that we still need B.I.G. in our lives? 


Another question here is: Does the West Coast have a longer memory? Or is it just that Biggie is too biggie, and Tupac, even 16 years after his death, still has a six-pack? Where you at, Diddy?

The Tupac documentary might be called Resurrection, but, did they really have to resurrect him? And just weeks after Easter. It's a little creepy. I guess we could now ask Tupac things like, Was heaven hard to find? and Is there a ghetto in heaven? Bad, bad jokes. But kinda so was bringing the man from the grave without his permission. Just imagine, though, that you were at Coachella and in the bathroom when this took place. That would be grounds for self-flagellation. 

Back in the day (those nostalgic '90s), maybe it was just on the East Coast (it wasn't), but the Notorious B.I.G. was the favored in the Biggie versus Tupac battle. Of course, in retrospect, Biggie was still better. At the time, I was all Tupac this, Tupac that, but I think I was hypnotized by his chest and the "Thug Life" tattoo that I would get if I were a man. But really, between the two, there's no comparison. I got love for them both.

Scary, creepy, strange: no problem; I ain't mad at ya, Dre. I'm mad at P. Diddy. Next time, let's do it just like Big Poppa was here.

 
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Scootch
Scootch

Tupacs alive.. Dude was rezzarected around the same time as easter... There tryin to tell us something!

H668171
H668171

Are you serious...why bring this shit back up...stop with the X vs Y bull shit and enjoy the moment, it's media like you who ruined this shit back in 1990s, as Tupac said, the beef between him and biggie was small, the media hyped it, inducing both parties with ignorance. 

Nelly8001
Nelly8001

pac had a much longer career he should have a bigger impact. as far a being a mc nobody was greater than big no dat!

Vin Waran
Vin Waran

LoL at the article ... The reason why tupac was resurrected and not Biggie is because no one remembers 2nd place!!!!!

Tlotb
Tlotb

Couldn't have said it better myself

granky161
granky161

Tupac> Biggie that's why. Biggie didn't have half the impact Tupac did, his legacy isn't as strong and he wasn't as versatile. 

Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

This was absolutely phenomenal and shows the brilliancetechnology can bring to art.  It isthrough art that we can carry on the legends of the most brilliant performersand minds of our time.  What a tributethis was to a legendary hip hop artist. You can see some more 2Pac art on my artist’s blog with a surrealillustration I made in memoriam recently at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot...

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