Erykah Badu, Bun B, Meek Mill To Headline 2Pac's 40th Birthday Concert

UPDATE: The man who helped bring "Tupac Back" with Rick Ross will perform at the late icon's birthday event.

Meek Mill might be bringing "Tupac Back," but a handful of musicians are paying their respects to the slain rapper. The lineup for the 2Pac 40th Birthday Concert Celebration has been announced, touting an all-star roster for the event that falls on what would have been his 40th birthday.

Erykah Badu will headline the tribute show, which is set to be hosted by Afeni Shakur and comedian Mike Epps. DJ Drama will man the wheels of steel for the concert, while additional performers include Too Short, Roy Ayers, Bun B, 8Ball & MJG and more unannounced artists.

 "I am greatly honored to have been invited by Afeni Shakur to celebrate her son's 40th birthday," said Badu in a statement. "I do not take this honor for granted."

The concert will take place on June 16th, which was declared "Tupac Day" in Georgia's DeKalb County at last year's event. This year's show will take place at the Atlanta Symphony Hall, with proceeds from the event benefitting the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation for the Arts.

(May 19)

UPDATE: Warner Brothers Records artist Meek Mill has been added to the event lineup. With Maybach Music Group's head Rick Ross made a hit single "Tupac Back" . The song, from Maybach Music Group Presents Self-Made, Volume 1, is about the need for Tupac Shakur in today's Rap climate.

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23 Comments

  • Lorenzo Melendez

    lets' make it happen Rick Ross.Harlem Larry G is back. Meek leash,bliss on this one.

  • Jose Vasquez

    Really? Meek Mills? They must be planning something sinister for him.

  • chelsea johnson

    love the fact that a tritbute show 2pac's 40 birthdayday is being held but plz do not let ross an any of his crew in.

  • Beast

    Im from the west coast and I love east coast(especially meek millz) music but why the hell is Meek Millz performing over Kendrick Lamar or Game or any other west coast artist for a 2pac event?

  • Anonymous

    Why are people performing at Pac's b-day celebration that they know damn well Pac wouldnt fuck with less than half these artist today. Anyway R.I.P. Pac you still the best!!!

    • Ghost

      yo Anonymous.. U hit that on the nose ok. I been down with pac ever since he started rapping as mc new york,then into the undergrown,then with digital undergronw,then off on his own. I still dont think he's dead... To Tupac Amaru Shakur where ever u are one love homie god bless.. peace ghost

  • soo woo

    WELL SINCE DEY SPOTTED 2PAC @ NEW ZEALAND MAY B HE CAN GO TO HIS OWN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION>>PAC AINT DEAD I SEEN HIM N EAST OAKLAND SELLING D..HOLLA

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    i was bumping old school this morning PAC still that nigga

  • o0oSkidelzo0o

    When the world lost Pac it lost one of the most gifted human beings to have even been able to bare there souls to the public... A true Poet Laureate. I only wish this generation had a story teller, as driven and deetermined of there own...... I also wish that God Awful song " TuPac Back" would go0o0o0o away. IMO

  • HHFAN

    What I think is ironic is that the same people who love Pac now would be calling him OLD (like they do Jay) if he was still alive.

  • Controverse

    I'm a big erykah fan, but will there be any artists there from California?

  • Xfactor

    Tupac is still alive and in Cuba!!! He is returning in 2014!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sDB6Y8D6hw

  • Almar

    Whoever booked these artists is a genius, For Once they actually put great artists on the bill, It's just too bad that Pimp C isnt alive to join Bun B on stage and pay tribute. Good Shit Though. R.I.P. The Greatest Ever 2Pac.

  • Voss

    I live in Los Angeles but this is truly a celebration, i'm gonna have to make plans to head there!

  • Lima

    Dang. He would have been 40? It's crazy, when you lose someone, they become immortalized in your head as that same person. I wonder what he would have been doing at 40 years old.

    • ghost

      yo lima.. he would be making hit records as usual an more movies, an still saying f the cops an f haters cause he not dead cause they still didnt finish him... ghost

  • edubb1977

    R.I.P. Pac Your presence in the world is truly missed and needed right now. God Bless!!

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