Tupac will receive a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The late rapper Tupac Shakur will be honored June 7 with the 2,758th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“Tupac Shakur was a rapper, actor, activist, poet and revolutionary,” Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez said in a statement Wednesday. “This iconic artist 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 predicted that Shakur’s star would become one of the Los Angeles landmark’s most popular.

“Surely, as an LA star, Tupac’s star will be added to the list of most visited stars.”

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The rapper was born in Harlem in 1971, but later made his home in Los Angeles.

During his lifetime he released four studio albums, with more music following his death.

His 1996 album All eyes on me and its Greatest Hits collection have been certified Diamond, surpassing the ten million mark.

Throughout his career, Tupac has sold over 75 million records worldwide. He remains one of the most iconic figures in hip-hop.

The rapper was known for his music about social issues and inner city life. Among her many hit singles are “Only God Can Judge Me”, “Dear Mama”, “Keep Ya Head Up”, “I Ain’t Mad at Cha”, “How Do U Want It”, “California Love” and “RU still down? »

The rapper has also found success as an actor, starring in films such as Juice, Poetic Justice, Above The Rim, Gridlock’dAnd Bonded to a gangue.

The music icon was shot multiple times on the Las Vegas Strip on September 7, 1996. He died of his injuries days later at the age of 25.

In April 2017, Tupac was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, making him the first solo hip-hop artist to be recognized for inclusion in his eligible freshman year.

The rapper and his mother Afeni Shakur are the subjects of the new docuseries Dear Mom: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur. Filmmaker Allen Hughes’ series is now streaming on F/X and Hulu.

Hughes will speak at the star ceremony, which will be hosted by Los Angeles radio host Big Boy. Shakur’s sister, Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur, will accept the star on behalf of the family.

The Tupac star is in the recording category. It will be located at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard.

The ceremony takes place on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. PT.

The star’s unveiling will be streamed live on YouTube and walkoffame.com.

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