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The Black Lips Resurrect Biggie at Coachella

Tupac, who? When the Black Lips stopped by Rolling Stone's Rock Room party for the second weekend of Coachella, they had just usurped Snoop and Dre's famous hologram. "Biggie came out and did a song with us," they explained of their afternoon set the day prior. "He did 'Hypnotize.'" However, the Atlanta garage punks – currently touring in support of their Mark Ronson-produced LP, Arabia Mountain – didn't quite have the $500,000 budget that Snoop and Dre did, so they improved with slightly more modest projections. "We have about 20 bucks to spend on 300 DPI – 300 dots per inch. So Biggie was more real than Tupac."

Interview by Stacey Anderson, video by Eric Helton

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