Tupac Shakur To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Tupac Shakur, who recorded music as 2Pac, will be awarded his star for his recording career.

Tupac Shakur is scheduled to receive a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2014, according to Variety. The announcement was made yesterday (June 20) by the Hollywood Walk of Fame committee chairman David Green at a ceremony where Jennifer Lopez received her star, the 2,500th star awarded.

Shakur, who recorded music as 2Pac, will be awarded his star for his recording career. After touring as a roadie and dancer for Digital Underground, he earned his first major national notoriety when he appeared on Digital Underground's 1991 single "Same Song," which was featured in the film Nothing But Trouble. Later that year, Shakur released his debut album, 2Pacalypse Now. The 13-cut collection featured the singles "Trapped," which discussed police brutality, and "Brenda's Got A Baby," which focused on a 12-year-old girl who became pregnant after being sexually abused. 

Shakur's next album, 1993's Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z..., included the hit singles "Keep Ya Head Up" and "I Get Around." His third album, 1995's Me Against The World, was released in the aftermath of his being shot in November 1994 while attending a recording session in New York and his being sentenced to prison in February 1995 for sexually abusing a fan in 1993. Me Against The World featured the single "Dear Mama," an ode to Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur. The collection also showcased Shakur exploring fear and paranoia in more detail than he had before, as evident on such selections as "If I Die 2Nite," "So Many Tears" and "Death Around The Corner." With Me Against The World, Tupac Shakur became the first artist to have an album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 while serving time in prison.

While incarcerated, Shakur was recruited by Death Row Records, which signed him to a recording contract and arranged for his release from prison. Shakur then teamed with Dr. Dre for "California Love" soon after his release from prison. The 1995 single marked his Death Row debut. Shakur's first album for Death Row, 1996's double disc All Eyez On Me, is one of the best-selling albums in Rap history and includes the singles "2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted" and "How Do You Want It." Shakur was killed in September 1996 in a still-unsolved drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. He sold more than 38.5 million albums in his career, according to riaa.com

Shakur was also an accomplished actor, having appeared in a number of high-profile films, including 1992's Juice, which also featured Omar Epps and Samuel L. Jackson. The film featured Shakur in his breakthrough role as the troubled character Bishop. Shakur's other notable roles included the postal worker Lucky in 1993's Poetic Justice and corrupt police officer Det. Rodriguez in 1997's Gang Related.

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124 Comments

  • Daniel

    Congrats to 2Pac!!! well dserved what pther rappers got them?

  • Anonymous

    " his being sentenced to prison in February 1995 for sexually abusing a fan in 1993." He was sentenced for "being in concert" with the people who allegedly attacked the victim (I say allegedly because they were never charged and the victim was proven to be inconsistent with her testimony). The judge sentenced him for letting those guys (random fans) into his hotel room, he was nowhere near the girl at the time of the alleged assault. ----- Anyone who thinks Pac was overrated is grossly uninformed. Lyricism is more about content, not word play. Always has been, always will be. Word play is just an add-on, like rims on a Lambo, that's it. Stuffing a verse full of empty metaphors doesn't constitute as lyricism, it's just something weak rappers do when they need filler material. Pac's one song "Tears of a Clown" covers more ground than most rap ALBUMS. The only one's who would deny that are kids that are too young to understand the references or comprehend the gravity of the content.

  • GBtha G

    look here soren baker n fuckin dx u dont have 2 try explain what Pac meant bcoz most of yo writers aint no Gangstaz in tha 1st place u aint got a clue.these muthafuckaz didnt have 2 wait until his death to honor him.RIP Makaveli the G.O.A.T.

  • zxsss9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dncO19EFpoY

  • xx009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6zP7nnp-5I

  • xx004

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo2EswS8o08

  • xx009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SCtyEOJy0A

  • Anonymous

    Dont nobody say congratiolations for Pac only alot of jealous MFs.

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  • #PAC4EVA

    Poet,Activist,Rapper,Actor, High a** WhoOrida. HAHAHAHAHA..Pac you dat n*gga! R.I.P OG!

  • Anonymous

    what is the point of this

  • Makaveli The Don Lives On

    About damn time

  • Elvis

    Tupac was wack. Over rated.

  • ETK

    For someone like myself who grew up with Tupac"s music since 1990, most of you little turds do not know shit about him cuz you did not live it and were non existent to the drama East vs. West in hip hop back in the 90's. Tupac pulled some bitch shit after he got robbed at Quad Studios and blamed Biggie and Junior Mafia as well for setting him up which they did not. All of PAC's loud mouth talk and bravado got him killed by a crip named Orlando cuz tupac jumped this dudes ass in the casino in Vegas that night he got killed.Put it together. Biggie was killed after as a confused West Coast statement for Pac's death. Pac's mouth was his worst enemy and guess what hiphop....none of these rappers are REAL...none maybe except for Kool G Rap,Pun,DMX,M.O.P.,Cypress hill,redman,The WU,etc....but other than that,a bunch of actors. Do NOT get it twisted and start thinking these dudes live the lyrics cuz they do not. Pac got killed cuz of his big mouth and that jumping incident.No real big mystery here. You can never say Wayne is a real blood cuz that si just retarded for real. No rappers are in the streets killing crips and shit...caa'mon you fu#$tards?...wake the hell up from your Peter Pan fantasy land bullshi#.

  • Eye Control

    Why is that most people who say that Tupac is the best ever don't know SHIT about Hip hop....Tupac was WACK! Name his best song and I'll name 5 for each song that you name that are better. And this dude is giving him self credit....20 times!?!?! Shit, I'd say 100 times worse and Pac wasnt that good. And for those that will tak shit.....go eat your moms dick.

  • BOY

    Wayne boasts about his Blood Gang ties since 500 Degreez and he hasnt been checked or murked because he is RESPECTED in the Blood Gang commmunity. Pac hung around with hungry ass niggas that wanted a share of Pacs money. He had NO real friends Gang members killed his ass for being a faggot ass thug wannabe loud mouth. Burn In Hell Tupac Amaru Shakur Long Live Weezy!

  • allen crazyyy

    heyyy u fat eminem wiggers

  • 2pac

    lol'n @ at the comments ill get for this bec i know you fags cant listen 2 nothin but hiphop 24-7 or your not a G

    • Anonymous

      Everything said by BOY is a lie.

    • BOY

      FACTS - Pac went to a rich kid school. - Pac had a boyfriend. - Pac took ballet classes. - Pac was a ballerina. - Pac wore a tu-tu. - Pac had a homosexual tone to his voice before the whole "Thug Life" image he pushed. Pac was a faggot. Wayne is a Triple OG Blood. YMCMB!!!

    • tre

      nah bruh, i completely agree with all that.

  • 2pac

    is a goat. a legend RIGHT next to price, frank sinatra, michael jackson, marvin gaye, of our generations

  • Mortis

    Release a box set of the original masters to coincide.

  • Morpheus

    What If I told you.... There are no written rules to hip hop, therefore alot of its articulation is misguided. When it comes to Biggie and Tupac.... Tupac had: Delivery, Content, Wordplay Biggie had: Delivery, Content, Wordplay Tupac focused MORE on: Content, Delivery Biggie focused MORE on: Delivery, Wordplay Agreed?

    • ^

      Shut the fuck up with your bullshit lies.

    • lol

      Did you just put Pac and wordplay in the same sentence?? LOL DICKRIDER hes great for showing passion and on paper hes a good poet but he didnt excel in any other categories ppl simply give him the butthurt sympathy points and they all know it. "dont wanna disrespect the dead" nigga facts are facts

    • ^

      What if I told you you're retarded and don't know what you're talking about?

    • Anonymous

      What if I told you they were both overrated and products of too much hype.

  • Anonymous

    2pak is vack ass fuck

  • Its woop time

    Gucci Mane = realest rapper ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - T.I. snitch to the feds - Young Jeezy was never bmf - 50 Cent snitch and was never in jail but a youthcamp - Game was never a banger but lived the life of his brother in his lyrics - Nas Escobar never sold drugs - Ice Cube never was a gangbanger - Dr Dre never was a gangbanger - 2pac was a ballerina and never sold drugs after he become famous he was doing some stupid stuff like beating and shooting at people because he though he could get away with it. Without Suge Knight 2pac was just a skinny motherfucker. Oh and i like his music so fuck you. - Mobb deep are the biggiest pussies in rap they are short as midgets and keep talking this g shit but never did g shit.

  • junMaf*ckn

    They Like 17 Years Late...

  • MANY MAN WISH DEATH

    Dose any one else thinks regarding Tupac's death that although ; Suge did whatever he can do to avenge 2pac's death....got Biggie Shot....But I don't think it was Biggie who was responsible ; I think it was Puffy son of a Bitch who was responsible....I am not threatening any one ;but one thing is sure ....RIGHT NOW EVERYTHING IS GOING ALL RIGHT IN MY LIFE...I am doing engineering ....If ever I loose my faith on god....if ever I faced injustice because I am nigga fuck yeah I am black .....if ever I took a bad path....Believe me man this motherfucking son of bitch "puffy combs " WILL DIE....yeah I am ensuring...ain't threatening....this motherfucker was responsible for pac/biggie feud....which is the "worst thing that ever happened to hip-hop" ....THIS MOTHERFUCKER IS A RICH HOE MAY BE....BUT HE DESERVE'S DEATH...law can't punish him ...let me see ....If a can.....

  • lol

    i can name 15 other ppl min who had a bigger influence in hiphop than kanye- kanye is a rebel w.o a cause. 2pac is the single greatest rap influence ever. followed by eminem

  • geniusidiot

    The Realist motherfuckah ever who ever dont know that can buy a yeezus album

  • Anonymous

    Horrible actor.

  • MrRicoSlick

    The dead tell no tales, yet people who have no real insight on their actual lives choose out of their own volition to tell it own their behalf...no one can write the autobiography of the conundrum that was Tupac Shakur, aside from the man himself...so people live and let die...I guess KRIT was right when he pointed out that "...you won't survive the hype of the American rapster"...I man with the comments on this thread its evident that it hounds Pac even in death.

  • imho

    all thesee comments in here bout pac are CRAZY! this guy was a master of flows and delivery- he didnt rhyme 4 syllibals like eminem but his music was more powerful than any rap artist ever IMO!. his music didnt need big words to make it complete.. you can recreate any rapper now and before but you can NEVER find another person like pac to imitate his flows, thoughts, feelings, poetry. for anyone sayin hes any less than a legend should do the world a favor and shoot yourself

  • imho

    all you guys also must of forgot 2pac was an actor is some of the biggest movies out at the time , that sstill classic. shit juice was on tv last night

  • imho

    LONG OVERDUE!!!!!!! RIP 1 of the GOATS

  • Kizman

    No disrespect but black folks don't know SHIT called LOGIC. Listen, if NO ONE (including you) wanna FESS UP and TELL then how the fuck are the police supposed to know anything and how the fuck are you or anybody else gonna cry about justice? Niggas talk all that snitch stuff when it's another statistic but when it's their family member or their man they wanna cry justice. Look, niggas in LA KNOW Orlando killed 2pac but no one wanna fess up cuz they'll get labelled a snitch. Instead they rather go at Funk Flex or Suge Knight and use them as scape goats and act tough with them on the Internet or via records. How is the police gonna lock any of these criminals up if nobody is fessin up? And then when the feds DO lock niggas up y'all cry "the police is lockin' brothas/rappers up". I feel sorry for african americans, y'all have the most fucked up mentality out in the world, but yet still think it's worse overseas LMAO. I live in both places btw and yes i'm black.

    • Anonymous

      The Black and Latino(a) community were telling LE in Ohio for 10 years that something was going on in that house. It wasn't LE priority. It was a Black man who saved those girls, not LE. The last bombing in NYC was thwarted by a Black man in Times Square. Come off that high horse son.

    • Anonymous

      shut up and listen to 2pac

  • Anonymous

    who ever hates 2pac and think who ever "raps" is better he should start fucking going on rap genius and see how much of a fucking poet he is instead of saying bullshit like now a days rappers pac is a fucking poet

  • sxx009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPBKtyE0X9U

  • wes

    Why? People acting if he was a god. He was just a good rapper but lyrically, techically, flowwise or delivery he wasnt that great like for example a biggie, krs, rakim, kool g rap, big l, big pun, big daddy kane and nas.

    • imho

      yes a MASTER for flowing a master of story telling a master if emotion a master of poetry w words.. GOAT or 1 of them easily

    • wes

      @ imho are you mad? i aint dissing your hero but said straight facts. Pac a master of the flow? lol

    • Rap Fan

      When I was younger I kinda hated on Pac as well, and always liked Biggie better. As I got older I realized how good Pac was and how many different topics he talked about. Only now I rate Pac above Biggie, only because Pac had out way more material than Biggie and talked about more diverse topics.

    • imho

      wow wes@ you are a complete clown and need to stay off rap sites- tupac not a MASTER of the flow and delivery HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA says all i need to know about what you know about rap

    • Anonymous

      he was bigger then rap cause what he stood for he is the most impactful rapper ever

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  • WE-N-THERE

    I hardly think a 15 year old taking a dance course in High school makes him less. Big Up PAC! "I SEE DEATH AROUND THE CORNER!"

  • Anonymous

    Fuck Hollywood they never wanted to recognize Pac when he was alive now they on his dick. Its cool though Pac been deserved it.

  • Why me???

    i cut my thumb deep opening a can of tuna and now my week is ruined why me???

  • SuperGucciRap

    Gucci Mane already has a star on Hollywood you don't even know it. Tupac was a crybaby who rapped about drugs and sex like every generic rapper while Gucci Mane saved Hip-Hop with thoughtful lyrics that inspired millions. It's Gucci Time!

    • ^

      All three of you are fucking idiots and need to kill yourselves for the bullshit lies you speak.

    • BOY

      The Last Nail to Tupac's coffin. He has a sextape out. Which is SHOCKING. In it he is seen receiving ORAL SEX from a girl but thats NOT the shocking part. In the room other men are seen to be watching him get oral and they seem to be ENJOYING the show. Not only that but another man is seen to be caressing Pac's back while he receives ORAL SEX. SUSPECT BEHAVIOR!!! Tupac was a HOMO-THUG! And with that said I hope Pac is burning in hell along with all the other gayboy faggots burning there too. Long Live Weezy!

    • qr

      no one cant mess with Gucci. Pac wasnt a gangster or gangbanger. He just had a big mouth because Suge was defending him. Pac was a ballerina and actor. He didnt sell drugs or whatever. Besides that he was very contradicting himself for example today all women are bitches and tommorow they are all black queens

    • BIg Guwop The Real GANGSTER

      Tupac was a fraud a balerina before he potrayed himself like some thug which he clearly wasn't. The only gangster thing tupac ever did was shoot at cops which chief keef also did but you see no1 glorifying him about that. Big Guwop is the realest rapper and heres why. 1) all other rappers rap about being gangster shooting and killing but they havent done it. 2) Eminem raps about killing he hasnt. 3)Jay z raps in open letter about sending shots he hasnt. 4)Nas raps about how he is a queens thug but he wasn't. 5)Most of the rappers rap about stuff they havent done yet you all support them and say its real rap. 6)When rick ross does it you all claim he is fake and say its fake rap. This shows that hiphop fans are hypocritical and all these real hiphop fan wanna be's are just some unjustified haters whose opinions are just as irrelevent as the swag fag rapper fans. BIG GUWOP KILLED A MAN HE WAS A DRUG DEALER BEFORE RAPPER HE HAS STREET CREDENTIALS HE IS THE ONLY RAPPER THAT RAPS ABOUT FACTS THERE FORE BIG GUWOP IS THE REALEST RAPPER IN THE RAP GAME AND THATS A FACT!

    • Sireta

      Gucci MANE really!?! take a seat.... _/

    • Anonymous

      I think you got it backwards. Gucci's a crybaby who rapped about sex and drugs like every generic rapper while Tupac saved hip-hop with thoughtful lyrics that inspired millions. BTW, the only star Gucci has is in the Ghetto Walk of Shame.

  • right

    pac did influence a lot of bad things people act like he was some super thug when that wasn't the case lol

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  • DEJ

    I agree with some of the comments saying tupac is a bit overrated. Hes a great artist but an averaege rhymer and overall skilled rapper. Hes more simple and poetic. People will defend him to the end of the earth tho because of his hyper thug shit and the fact that he tragically was shot in his prime...sympathy points and EVERYONE knows it cmon now

    • Anonymous

      @ wo who is Biggy?

    • wo

      KILL YOUR FUCKIN SELF ASAP- noone can match pacs for , agression, emotion, ever. who cares if this guy didnt rap 100 syllibal words.. he had a flow and way to rhyme that will never be duplicated you can remake anyone in rap from biggy to soujla boy ..you can NEVER make another pac

    • wes

      you right Pac is M.O.R.E. most overrated rapper ever. For 95 he only made average to good albums. 10.000 songs of pac are the same: he is constantly smoking weed, drinking hennesy,pain here pain there, thug in heaven, thug in the streets, thug in jail etc.

    • Anonymous

      That's bullshit.

  • Anonymous

    What a worthless thing to award a dead ballerina.

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  • sam snead

    One day they will make a great movie about him hopefully and not like the crappy one they made about Biggie

  • The prophet

    Long over due. Rip to the best to ever do it. Longlive thegoat

  • We all know that, you idiot!

    LOL @ "Tupac Shakur, who recorded music as 2Pac".

  • 17YearOldHipHopHead

    @Dentaldamboy Poetry is a huge part of Hip Hop, Pac wasn't much of a wordsmith but you will fail to find another MC as deep as Pac. He was able to add emotions to his rap to truly make his music art and made his raps more than just a play on words. So next time you want to call Pac overrated you should learn Hip Hop and true lyricism. RAP = Rythem And Poetry

    • Anonymous

      They are saying that because obviously they do not know REAL hip hop. Hip hop is poetry , no duh.. They are too busy stuck on these fake ass rappers. Tupac was a real as nigga, most of these people never sat down, and actually listen to his music so excuse their ignorance.

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  • That Dude In His Basement

    people say that 2pac got raped in prison and had a boyfriend in drama school. google "2pac and Eskiah." 2pac was also used to strip and hump blow up dolls on stage yet yall have the nerve to call guys like game gay for allegedly being a male stripper and having a tongue ring. even though pac was a documented stripper and had a nose ring. 2pac also supported queen latfifah at a gay pride concert. if a rapper like wayne or kanye did that today you guys would be all over them for it and hate mongering. yet Pac is guilty of the same behavior. and victim of the same types of rumors. 2pac was also a documented ballerina. The point is you n*ggas live in glass houses and habitually throw stones at today's rappers for doing the EXACT same shit that pac and biggie did! Biggie rapped about raping jesus, fukin men in the ass, and sucking his girl's dad's dick yet you n*ggas say NOTHING! but let kanye where leather and he's a faggot!? You fuking hypocrites!

  • Dentaldamboy

    Pac is a bit overrated, all the sheep at school are all like OMG 2pac biggie, we only listen to real rap and then they listen to Drake and justin bieber. I can name 20 rappers who are better than Pac, he wasn't a lyricists, his songs just have good meaning but not all of them. He didn't use any devices like punchlines, his lyrics were just too straight forward and lacked creativity. The sheep just piss me off, they think they know everything about hip hop and they don't even know Rakim or Big L.

  • THA TRUTH

    LEGENDS NEVER DIE..TUPAC HERE FOREVER...he truly a prophet...dude had gods spirit for sure..

  • Cealix

    Well deserved. What other predominantly hip hop artist have a star?

  • Anonymous

    It's no question that Tupac is one of the best rappers of all time. He influenced an entire generation and touched the souls of not just the hip-hop community, not just the music community, but the world. For him to be recognized is a great thing.

  • Bobyahed2dis

    Tupac was a poser who led an entire generation of black men to commit genocide on their own community, he caused alot of plight in inner city america in the 90's and is a big reason for why rap music is dead. Lil Wayne is doing his best to see the black community prosper and reversing the years of damage tupac shakur has caused.

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