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Jimi Hendrix Hologram? Dr. Dre Says He Wants To Give Marvin Gaye & Other Legends The Hologram Treatment

04/19/2012 11:28 am ET | Updated Apr 19, 2012

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will beam up the Tupac hologram again for the upcoming second weekend of Coachella, but the producer and now-occasional rapper has his sight set on a couple of other big names: Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye.

TMZ caught up with the good doctor outside of a restaurant in Los Angeles and asked him how he felt about the "Tupac" performance. He said he was thrilled with the reception to the digital rebirth of the rap legend and confirmed rumors that he was mulling taking "Tupac" on tour.

But that's not all he said: Dre said he would be interested in bringing Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye back to the stage. The news comes during a week in which countless news outlets have posted lists of who they'd like to see hologram-ed next, so it's interesting to see Dre play into the media hype surrounding his new pet project.

(Ed. note: The projected images are not technically holograms, as that term refers to a 3-D image. The Tupac image is actually a 2-D projection on an invisible screen. We've continued to use the term "hologram," in conjunction with an editor's note, as that has become the standard term for the performance.)

The Tupac hologram's performance instantly set the internet ablaze as Twitter users and bloggers debated the merits of a performance by an artist who could obviously not agree to "playing" at Coachella. The Pac hologram shouted out Coachella by name, a twist that had many not only scratching their heads as to how the company behind the projection put those words in Pac's voice, but also wondering whether there were any ethical implications to having the image of a dead person speak words they never actually spoke.

That said, the reaction in the comments on HuffPost's coverage of the performance was overwhelmingly positive. Take a moment to vote in the poll below to let us know if you think Dre's getting a little carried away.

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