2012 Democratic Convention: Far East Movement Call for Hologram Tupac to Give Speech (Video)
The hip-hop stars joke that only the late rapper could top Clint Eastwood's RNC appearance.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- While Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johnasson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington prepare to give remarks at the Democratic National Convention Thursday, Rock the Vote spokesmen Far East Movement have a different speaker in mind to generate headlines.
"Maybe if hologram Tupac came out of nowhere and did a speech, I think that'd be really cool," Prohgress tells The Hollywood Reporter.
The late rapper, of course, made headlines when he appeared via hologram at Coachella earlier this year, prompting a wave of copycats and increased interest in the technology. It was reported that even a hologram of Ronald Reagan was planned for the Republican National Convention last week, but it was ultimately put on hold.
Far East Movement has expressed their bipartisan support for Rock the Vote for many years, handing out flyers in nightclubs long before they were blowing up the radio airwaves with "Like a G6" and "Live My Life," featuring Justin Bieber. The band continues their loyalty to the organization this year appearing at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
"It's definitely important for young people to vote -- anybody to vote, actually -- because as long as you have the option, as long as you've got the choice and you want to speak up, you should turn it up," says Prohgress. "Turn up the voice and make sure that you're heard, because if you don't speak up, you can't complain."
Watch more from THR's interview in the video above.
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