Rap legend, Tupac Shakur to be honoured with ‘posthumous star’ on Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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Rap legend, Tupac Shakur will be posthumously honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the organization announced Wednesday May 31.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced the rapper’s posthumous honor in a press release shared with the L.A. Times on Wednesday.

Shakur will finally get his star on June 7, more than a week shy of what would have been his 52nd birthday on June 16.

Shakur’s sister, Sekyiwa ‘Set’ Shakur, will accept the honor on the artist’s behalf on June 7 on Hollywood Boulevard.

Shakur’s star will be issued in the ‘Recording’ category. Radio personality Big Boy will emcee the event.

‘Tupac Shakur was a rapper, actor, activist, poet, and revolutionary,’ Hollywood Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez said in a statement.

‘This iconic artist has continued to be part of the zeitgeist for decades after his passing and will continue to be an important cultural figure for many years to come.

‘Surely, as one of L.A.’s own, Tupac’s star will be added to the list of most visited stars,’ Martinez added.

The ‘California Love’ rapper was murdered in 1996 at the age of 25. He led a successful music and film career, influencing the hip-hop genre and amassing a global fan base.

He has sold over 75 million records worldwide, and his ‘All Eyez on Me’ and ‘Greatest Hits’ albums have been Diamond certified.

Earlier this month, Shakur was honored by Oakland, California, whose city council voted to rename a street ‘Tupac Shakur Way’.

Shakur, who will receive the Walk of Fame’s 2,758th star, was a New York-born rapper whose work heavily influenced the hip-hop world, especially the West Coast scene.

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