The Hollywood Walk of Fame is set to honour the late rapper Tupac Shakur with a star, 26 years after his passing. The prestigious Los Angeles walkway will host a ceremony on June 7 to commemorate the hip-hop icon. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce confirmed to the LA Times that Shakur’s star would be the 2,758th on the Walk of Fame. Born in New York, Tupac was a significant influence on hip-hop, particularly the West Coast rap scene.
During the official opening ceremony, Tupac’s sister, Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur, will accept the honour on his behalf. Los Angeles radio presenter Big Boy will preside over the event, with guest speakers including director Allen Hughes and writer Jamal Joseph.
Tupac, also known as 2Pac, released his debut album in 1991 and achieved chart success with hits such as California Love, All Eyez on Me, Changes, and I Ain’t Mad at Cha. Tragically, he was shot four times in Las Vegas and died on September 13, 1996, at just 25 years old. In 2004, his posthumous single Ghetto Gospel, which features a sample from Elton John’s Indian Sunset, reached the number one spot in the UK singles chart.
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