2Pac will finally receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame just a few weeks before the late rapper’s 52nd birthday.
According to Variety, on Wednesday (May 31), Tupac’s star ceremony will be held on Hollywood BLVD. on June 7 and he’ll receive the 2,758th spot on the famed walk. The star will be presented by West Coast radio legend Big Boy and Pac’s sister Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur.
Pac, who was shot in Las Vegas in the hours after a Mike Tyson fight on September 7, 1996, and who passed away in a nearby hospital six days later, had been waiting a long time for the love of California.
Pac was well-known for more than just his multi-platinum albums; throughout the 1990s, he appeared in Juice, Poetic Justice, Above the Rim, and Gridlock’d. He was also a celebrated actor.
Being a Black Panther’s child, 2Pac believed himself to be a revolutionary and dedicated his 25 years to social activity.
Shakur’s legacy is still celebrated even more than 25 years after his passing. In addition to the Hollywood star, Oakland, where he started his career as a member of Digital Underground, will rename a street in his honor.
“Tupac Shakur Way” will now be the name of the portion of MacArthur Boulevard between Grand Avenue and Van Buren Avenue. Councilman Carroll Fife presented the idea to rename the portion of the roadway.
“Tupac Shakur’s legacy will continue through his contributions in art and social outreach, through his family and fans, touching countless lives of children and elders over the years while alive and after his death, taken too young by gun violence,” read the resolution for the street name change.
The famous Dear Mama documentary, which follows 2Pac’s life through the eyes of his mother Afeni, is now available on Hulu.