Around 26 years after his death, Tupac Shakur has been posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Tupac Shakur (1971-1996) posthumously received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 7th. Around 26 years after his death. It’s the 2,758. Star on Hollywood Boulevard.
Tupac always knew he was destined for something big, Sekyiwa Shakur explained during the ceremony. “From the first time he stepped onto the stage at the Apollo Theater at the age of 13, before anyone knew his name, he knew it was his dream to have a star here on the Walk of Fame,” said she was visibly touched.
According to Sekyiwa, on this day Tupac not only honors a deceased star, but also “the work and the passion” with which the rapper wanted to achieve his dreams. “His heavenly star will shine a little brighter today. And once again he has made us extremely proud. We love you Tupac.”
“The whole world is feeling Tupac’s message”
Director Allen Hughes (51), who directed the documentary series “Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur”, also had his say. The documentary explores the life and legacy of the rapper and his mother, Black Panther activist Afeni Shakur (1947-2016). Like Che Guevara (1928-1967) or Malcolm X (1925-1965), Tupac has become a “global symbol of rebellion”. He is also an inspiration for today’s activists: “The whole world feels Tupac’s message.”
Tupac was one of the most successful rappers of the 1990s and is still considered one of the most influential rap artists ever. He was also successful in the acting business at this time, with films like “Poetic Justice” alongside Janet Jackson (57). Born in East Harlem, Tupac became a central figure in West Coast hip-hop. Clashes between West Coast and East Coast artists at the time led to the 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur, who was only 25 at the time.
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