The Rose That Grew From Concrete finally gets its own sidewalk honor: a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On June 7, legendary rapper, poet, and actor Tupac Shakur will receive his star in the record category during a public ceremony at 6212 Hollywood Blvd.
“Tupac Shakur was a rapper, actor, activist, poet and revolutionary,” says Anna Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “This iconic artist has continued to be a part of the zeitgeist for decades after his death and will remain an important cultural figure for many years to come. Surely, as one of the stars of Los Angeles, the Tupac star will be added to the list of most-visited stars.”
Born in New York City but spending his formative years in California, Shakur is revered as a West Coast legend and inspiration for artists all over the world, including Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, J Cole, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and countless more. others.
At the Baltimore School of the Arts, Shakur studied acting, poetry, jazz, and ballet. Early in his career, Shakur was known as MC New York before taking on the moniker 2Pac during his stint with rap group Digital Underground.
As a solo artist, Shakur released his debut album 2Pacalypse now in 1991 via Interscope Records. He went on to share three more albums before shooting his killer at the age of 25 – all of which charted on the Billboard 200, with All eyes on me And Me against the world chart topping. After his death, six posthumous studio albums have been released through Amaru Entertainment, started by Shakur’s mother, and Interscope Records.
both of them All eyes on me And Shakur’s most successful collection is the RIAA-certified diamond, which has crossed the 10 million mark. In 2017, the rap icon was the first solo hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As an actor, Shakur has starred in films including Juice, Poetic Justice, Over the Rim, Gridlock’d And related gang.
The star of The Walk of Fame will be revealed by Los Angeles radio host Big Boy and guest speakers will include director Allen Hughes (Hulu Documentary Series dear mama), writer Jamal Joseph and Tupac’s sister Sekiwa “Sit” Shakur, who will kiss the star.
The ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. PT and will be broadcast live here.