If you are heading to Coachella over the weekend, one of the most exciting performances will undoubtedly come from the first man of West Coast hip-hop, the pioneering synth king Dr. Dre and California’s favourite son of the streets, Snoop Dogg. The duo have planned a homage even the extravagant Mr. West would be jealous of, in memory of the late master of G-funk Nate Dogg. “The Ghetto Preacher” will come to life in a variety of specially designed hologram for the coveted event.

For Nate Dogg, it wasn’t a case of the age old hip-hop tale of “Who Shot Ya,” that led to his untimely death. Since 2007, the rapper suffered multiple strokes, with an episode in 2008 rendering the left side of his body paralyzed, however his deep, throbbing voice was not affected and was expected to make a full recovery. The R&B crooner died on March 15, 2011 due to complications from multiple strokes. He was 41 years young.

Reports have stated that the same technology that was used to broadcast larger than life songstress Mariah Carey’s image simultaneously across five stages in Europe last year will be used to project a hologram of the former 213 member along with appearances by Kurupt, Warren G, and Daz Dillinger during the live performance.

Watch Dre and Snoop “Drop It Like It’s Hot” this Sunday night at 10:35 on the Coachella stage, or if you’re not there follow @Portable for our live Tweets!

[via Consequence Of Sound]