Tupac Shakur to Posthumously Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Shakur will be the 2,758th star to line Hollywood Boulevard. Shakur's star will feature the emblem for recording (which appears as a record player).
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced today that the late rap icon Tupac Shakur will posthumously receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The unveiling ceremony will be on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard
Big Boy from iHeart Media Radio will be the emcee. One of the guests slated to attend is Allen Hughes, who directed the new five-part Hulu documentary series, "Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur." Jamal Joseph, Shakur's godfather will also attend. Accepting the star will be Tupac’s sister Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur, who is also the president of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to "be of service through five branches: Mental Health Awareness, Youth and Creative Arts, Support for families affected by incarceration, Women and Child Trafficking Prevention, and Peace and Conflict Resolution."
Shakur recorded dozens of hit songs in the early 1990s including "Changes," "California Love," and "Keep Ya Head Up." He was murdered on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas at the age of 25. The murder remains unsolved.
Shakur is credited today as one of the most influential musicians of all time.
If he were alive today, Shakur would turn 52 years old on June 16.
The livestream of the ceremony can be seen on www.Walkoffame.com