Tupac Shakur, better known as 2Pac, was murdered in Las Vegas in September 1996 at just 25 years old. Despite being taken away at such as young age, 2Pac’s musical legacy is legendary. The first three of his four albums were released by Interscope. However, he is best remembered for his time with the iconic and infamous Death Row Records. His only album released by Death Row, All Eyez On Me, spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Album 200. Additionally, All Eyez On Me is certified diamond (ten-times platinum). Additionally, 2Pac had three posthumous albums reach #1 in the album charts.
Aside from his music, 2Pac also dabbled in mainstream acting and appeared in several feature films before his death. Furthermore, recently discovered interviews reveal that 2Pac was considering leaving the music business to pursue acting as his primary career. Additionally, iconic director Allen Hughes recently suggested that he believed that 2Pac could have had an acting career on par with Denzel Washington. Now, 2Pac’s life and work are getting another piece of recognition.
2Pac’s Hollywood Star Ceremony Announced For June 7
According to a report from the LA Times, 2Pac will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week. “Tupac Shakur was a rapper, actor, activist, poet, and revolutionary,” Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, told the outlet. “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. Surely, as one of L.A.’s own, Tupac’s star will be added to the list of most visited stars.”
2Pac’s star will be placed at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard. He will share the address with Big Boy, Cedric The Entertainer, DJ Khaled, Missy Elliott, Taraji P. Henson, Nipsey Hussle, Avril Lavigne, Jean Negulesco, and Jack Paar. Furthermore, Big Boy will MC the ceremony, which will feature the aforementioned Allen Hughes as a guest speaker. Hughes recently directed an FX miniseries about 2Pac and his mother called Dear Mama. Additionally, 2Pac’s godfather, writer and Black Panther Jamal Joseph, will also speak. Finally, the star will be officially accepted by 2Pac’s sister, Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur.