Tupac Shakur Honored Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hip-hop fans have long been captivated by the Icon Tupac Shakur, who was gunned down in 1996 at age 25. Now, the late rapper is set to be honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this week. I mean, better late than never.
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The late rapper was an icon for countless reasons, including his fearless approach to addressing social issues through music. His music continues to be streamed millions of times each year. His legacy has been further praised as an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and his appearance via hologram at last year’s Coachella music festival.
Aside from his musical accomplishments, the legendary artist became an active activist and was involved in numerous political campaigns. His philanthropic efforts were praised in the 2022 documentary Dear Mama, which explored his mother, Afeni, and son’s intertwined stories.
The unveiling ceremony will be emceed by Los Angeles radio host Big Boy and feature speakers like director Allen Hughes (the Hulu docuseries Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac) and writer Jamal Joseph. The event will occur on June 7 at 10:30 a.m. and be streamed live on the Walk of Fame’s YouTube channel.
The organization confirmed the news in a press release. Shakur’s sister Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur will accept the 2,758th star during a ceremony that will take place on June 7.