2Pac will finally receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the announcement comes just weeks before what would be the late rapper’s 52nd birthday.
According toVariety, who broke the news on Wednesday (May 31), Tupac’s star ceremony will be held on Hollywood BLVD. on June 7 and he’ll receive the 2,758th spot on the famed walk. The star will be presented by West Coast radio legend Big Boy and Pac’s sister Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur.
The California love has been a long time coming for Pac, who was shot in Las Vegas in the hours following a Mike Tyson fight on September 7, 1996 and died in a local hospital six days later.
The polarizing rap star was loved for much more than his multi-platinum albums, as he was a decorated actor with roles in Juice, Poetic Justice, Above the Rim and Gridlock’d throughout the ’90s.
Being the son of a Black Panther, 2Pac also fancied himself a revolutionary and took social activism seriously throughout his 25 years on earth.
Tupac’s June Hollywood Walk of Fame honor will come just 9 days before what would have been @2PAC’s 52nd birthday.
Tupac's Star will be near 6212 Hollywood Blvd., between Argyle and El Centro, in front of Amoeba Records.
— Craig Fiegener (@CraigNews3LV) May 31, 2023
Even over 25 years after his passing, Shakur’s legacy is still being honored. In addition to the Hollywood star, a street will be renamed after him in Oakland, where his career began as a member of Digital Underground.
A portion of MacArthur Boulevard between Grand Avenue and Van Buren Avenue will now be known as “Tupac Shakur Way.” The decision to rename the portion of the street was brought forth by Councilmember Carroll Fife.
“Tupac Shakur’s legacy will continue through his contributions in art and social outreach, through his family and fans, touching countless lives of children and elders over the years while alive and after his death, taken too young by gun violence,” read the resolution for the street name change.
The acclaimed Dear Mama documentary examining 2Pac’s life through his mother, Afeni’s story is now available on Hulu. Chance The Rapper had high praise for Dear Mama and crowned the five-part doc as “probably the best documentary” he’s ever seen.