In preparation for one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year, the ever mysterious Daft Punk has taken a page out of Justin Timberlake’s book in putting together one of the most creative marketing engines the music world has seen in some time. Read more
You cannot deny the dope factor of the holographic Tupac hitting the stage of Coachella with Snoop D.O. Double G to perform a Hip Hop ode to the West Coast. The event was so epic that it became the top story in all entertainment media buzz and social networks; resulting in the creation rumors of a possible tour. As Meek Mill once put it " Tupac back, Tupac back there’s all these bitches screaming that Tupac back!!". Well that is until Dr. Dre made it clear himself that the hologram was designed for the sole purpose of Coachella. Although there aren't any plans for the holographic hip hop giant to go on tour, don't count out the possibilities that it could happen sometime in the future. But for now try not to get to caught up in the hype of the artificial Makaveli come back.
Well, that was pretty fucking awesome. Despite supposedly having been dead for over 15 years, Tupac Shakur joined Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg on the main stage at Coachella late Sunday night.
An all-too-realistic hologram of the late rapper rolled through "2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted" and other hits in the California desert. Even more unnervingly, he started his mini-set by shouting out "Coachella" by name.
Snoop and Dre were also joined by Eminem, who performed "I Need a Doctor" and "Forgot About Dre" with his mentor. He also ripped through "Till I Collapse." 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa and newcomer Kendrick Lamar also made appearances, as the night proved to be a celebration of rap's heavy hitters, old-school classics and almost-old school hits ("In Da Club," anyone?).
Undoubtedly, however, it was Tupac's hologram who stole the show. Twitter was set ablaze by the performance, with musicians like Rihanna and Questlove expressing their amazement with the technology.
Yes, more Odd Future. I know it feels like the hype will never stop, but, hey, we haven't heard much from Frank in a while.
Frank has done many gigs over the last few years, but, Coachella is one of his biggest to date. People were wondering how he'd cope with the larger stage. Whilst the set was strong (it even has a Bob Dylan cover) I can't help but feel that Frank needs to work on his stage presence a bit more. He's still young though, a few more years and I reckon he'll cope with huge crowds just fine.
He's backed by Odd Future friend's BadBadNotGood, the Jazz trio who have been getting a lot of attention recently & they help compliment Frank's voice well.
Check out the set above & let us know what you think!
Fresh off his mixtape release, Echoes of Silence, The Weeknd modestly announced that he would be performing at the revered music festival. Coachella's website also made the announcement by displaying the crooner's only official music video. Not all the details have been released at this moment, but one can expect The Weeknd to make an appearance on weekend I (4/13-15) or weekend II (4/20-22).
With more speculation than a stock market bubble, Kanye West was snapped donning what could very well be the Nike Air Yeezy 2 during an all-out performance at Coachella 2011. Bringing you the most detailed pics we could find, it seems like the sequel to the Yeezy still packs a big ol' forefoot strap, with the upper this time sitting pretty on an Air Tech Challenge II midsole. Sending the interwebs into a frenzy all over again, there's still no word on the release of these bad boys, so keep your eyes peeled here for the latest updates. sorry for the low quality pics :/