The legendary Tupac Shakur will be posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in the recording category. It's been over 26 years since his tragic death, but his legacy lives on, and this is just one way to recognize his lasting impact on hip-hop culture.
The ceremony will be emceed by iHeart Media radio personality Big Boy, and there will be guest speakers including film director Allen Hughes and Columbia University Professor Jamal Joseph. Tupac's sister, Sekyiwa 'Set' Shakur, will accept the star on behalf of her brother. Tupac was known not only as a rapper but also as a poet, activist, and revolutionary. His fearless approach to tackling social and political issues made him one of the most influential rappers of all time. The artist released four studio albums during his lifetime and six more posthumously, selling over 75 million records worldwide and making him one of the best-selling musical artists of all time.
Beyond his music career, Tupac also had a successful acting career, starring in films like Juice, Poetic Justice, and Above The Rim. Sadly, he was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996, and no arrest or conviction has been made in his murder case. But Tupac's contributions to the arts and activism continue to be widely recognized and celebrated. Several exhibits have been dedicated to his honor, and he has received posthumous honors such as induction into the Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
The recent Dear Mama docuseries, which offers an intimate portrait of Tupac and his mother, has set a new ratings high and is now the most-watched unscripted series debut in cross-platform viewers across FX and Hulu. We can't wait to see Tupac's legacy honored with this well-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. If you're not able to attend the ceremony in person, you can stream it live exclusively at walkoffame.com.