In the same interview on Dre’s The Pharmacy, the pair got to the topic of their headlining performance at Coachella in 2012. If you remember, it was significant because fans witnessed the resurrection of 2Pac in hologram form. As Dre recalls, him and Snoop performed in front of 90,000 people and it was a moment he'll never forget.
“It’s just about having ideas, having great ideas. Not only having great ideas, but having these people that can execute these ideas,” Dre says of digitally recreating the late Tupac Shakur.
“One of my dreams right now is to be able to take my ideas and take a show over to Europe,” he said. “I’m 30 years in the game right now and I’ve never been able to take my full production over to Europe. Me and Snoop—we’ve been over there. Me and Eminem have been over there, but it’s just been like spot dates and like taking a microphone over there with a DJ. I never had the opportunity to take the full production over there, and take my full body of ideas over there and present it to all the people over there in Europe that’s been representing and showing me love throughout my entire 30-year career.”
He continued, “This is one of the things that I dreamed about doing. I want to call it Beats & Rhymes. I want it to be me and Snoop. I want it to be Eminem. I want it to be Kendrick Lamar. Do a tour over in Europe and call it Beats & Rhymes and take our full production over there and take our full stage over there and really go over there and show Europe the same amount of love that they been showing me throughout my entire career. So, that’s my dream. Hopefully we can make that happen.”
“Your dream sounds like Woodstock on steroids,” Snoop chimed in. “Let’s call it Hoodstock.”
Can you imagine of this actually came together? It’s the Up in Smoke Tour for the next generation.