Tupac will be honored posthumously with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced on its website.
It’s the chamber’s 2,758th star and this one will be added under the recording category, organizers said.
The rapper’s sister Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur will accept the award, organizers said, while radio personality Big Boy will emcee the event.
There will also be guest speakers such as Allen Hughes and Jamal Joseph, director and executive producer for “Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur,” an FX docu-series released in April focusing on Tupac’s relationship with his mother, Afeni Shakur.
Tupac Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony date, time
The ceremony will kick off at 10:30 a.m. local time on June 7 on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.
More on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce manages the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has held events to honor celebrities for decades, organizers said.
In 1953, volunteer president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce E. M. Stuart pushed to create the walk to “maintain the glory of a community whose name means (glamor) and excitement in the four corners of the world,” according to the Hollywood Walk of Fame website.
By August 15, 1958, the chamber and city had put eight stars on Hollywood Boulevard to show people what the Hollywood Walk of Fame could look like if it came to fruition. Celebrities honored on the stars included actors such as Louise Fazenda, Ernest Torrence, and Joanne Woodward.
By February 1960, construction had begun for the walk. The first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was laid down in March 1960 in honor of director and producer Stanley Kramer, who was known for films such as “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”
Since its launch in 1960, millions of people have visited the Hollywood Walk of Fame, organizers said.
Who was Tupac?
Tupac was a rapper, actor, activist and poet. He was murdered in a drive-by shooting in September 1996.
“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,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in a news release. “Surely, as one of L.A.’s own, Tupac’s star will be added to the list of most visited stars.”
The rapper’s career lasted just five years but he has sold over 75 million records worldwide. His 1996 album “All Eyez on Me” was certified diamond and includes hits such as "How Do U Want It,” "California Love (Remix)" and "I Ain't Mad at Cha.”
He was inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April 2017 and a hologram of him took the stage at the 2012 Coachella Music and Arts Festival.
How to watch Tupac’s star ceremony?
For those who want to tune in, there will be a livestream at walkoffame.com.
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