Wait, Tupac Shakur is set to receive a Hollywood Star? Considering his legacy, it’s certainly not a shock.
26 years after his passing in 1996, Tupac Shakur is being recognized with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The late hip hop icon will be honored on June 7 at a ceremony, and his sister, Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur, will accept the prestigious honor on his behalf.
Big Boy, a radio celebrity, will serve as the event’s emcee, while Allen Hughes, the director of the TV documentaries about Assata Shakur, “Dear Mama,” and Jamal Joseph, will be one of the speakers.
The “I Get Around” rapper’s on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be the 2,758th.
Tupac Shakur Finally Gets Hollywood Star
Ana Martinez, Hollywood Walk of Fame producer, spoke in a statement, “Tupac Shakur was a rapper, actor, activist, poet, and revolutionary.
“This iconic artist has continued to be part of the zeitgeist for decades after his passing and will continue to be an important cultural figure for many years to come.”
Martinez furthered, “Surely, as one of L.A.’s own, Tupac’s star will be added to the list of most visited stars.”
Six days after being gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Shakur passed away in 1996 at the age of 25.
The news about the Walk of Fame comes just fourteen days after it was revealed that Shakur would have a California street named after him.
Tupac Shakur Way will be the name of the area of MacArthur Boulevard between Van Buren Avenue and Grand Avenue, where Shakur formerly resided.
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