Tupac Shakur to Receive Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

In an overdue tribute, celebrated American rapper Tupac Shakur is set to finally receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

by Faruk Imamovic
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Tupac Shakur to Receive Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

In an overdue tribute, celebrated American rapper Tupac Shakur is set to finally receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, more than a quarter of a century after his untimely death. This recognition has been a long time coming, especially for a figure who has so profoundly impacted the music industry and pop culture.

The BBC confirmed the upcoming induction, scheduled for June 7, during which the revered rapper's star will be unveiled on the famous Walk of Fame. The announcement came from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, as they relayed to the LA Times that Shakur's posthumous honor will bring the total number of stars on the Walk to 2,758.

A Shining Star on the West Coast

Born in New York, Tupac Shakur left an indelible mark on the music scene, particularly on the West Coast rap community. His influential presence transcended the realm of music, as he was not just a rapper, but also an actor, activist, poet, and revolutionary.

Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, spoke highly of Shakur, saying, "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." She added that Shakur's star is sure to be among the most visited, as he holds a special place in the hearts of Los Angeles residents and hip-hop enthusiasts around the globe.

The honor will be accepted on Shakur's behalf by his sister, Sekyiwa Shakur. The ceremony will be hosted by prominent Los Angeles radio host Big Boy, with filmmaker Allen Hughes and writer Jamal Joseph set to deliver speeches.

A Legacy that Echoes

Known by his stage name 2Pac, Shakur debuted his first album in 1991, which paved the way for a slew of successful hits such as "California Love," "All Eyez on Me," "Changes," and "I Ain't mad at Cha." Tragically, Tupac Shakur was shot four times in Las Vegas and succumbed to his injuries on September 13, 1996, at the tender age of 25.

Yet his influence and popularity never faded. In 2004, his posthumously released single "Ghetto Gospel," featuring a sample from Elton John's "Indian Sunset," soared to number one on the UK Singles Chart.

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