Tupac lives (as a hologram) at Coachella!

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We’ll have the full run-down of ups and downs from the final day of the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival shortly, but the biggest news from Sunday night’s festivities was Tupac Shakur’s return to the stage.

Though the legendary rapper was murdered in 1996, Shakur stole Sunday night’s weekend-closing set by Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg. Appearing as a hologram (as previously rumored), Shakur (or rather, his pixel-mongering image) materialized for the purpose of filling in his verse on “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” as well as taking a solo on “Hail Mary.”

It was a pretty impressive bit of scene-stealing, if only because that stage also saw drop-ins from superstars like Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, and 50 Cent. Check out Tupac’s ghost performing “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” below.

Since Tupac has put out so much music since his passing, it’s often easy to forget that he’s really gone. While the idea of this is pretty morbid, there are worse tributes out there. Since this went so well, does this mean Tupac will be dropping in to comment on the presidential election this fall?

Read more on EW.com:
Coachella Day 2 Review: The best and worst — PHOTOS
Coachella Day 1 review: Rain doesn’t dampen spirits — PHOTOS
Coachella Day 1: Blues take the stage with Gary Clark Jr. and the Black Keys

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