Tupac Shakur may have not been from California, but the West Coast and his name are practically synonymous. From joining L.A.-based Death Row Records to his well-known hits like California Love to To Live & Die in L.A., no doubt he held L.A. pride. In honor of this, the city has given Tupac an honor of their very own.
“Tupac Shakur was a rapper, actor, activist, poet, and revolutionary. 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 statement. “Surely, as one of L.A.’s own, Tupac’s star will be added to the list of most visited stars.”
On Wednesday, June 7, 2023, the beloved rapper was posthumously honored with a Walk of Fame Star. The rapper’s sister Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur was there to accept the award on his behalf.
“Tupac knew deep down that he was always meant for something great,” she said during the acceptance speech on Wednesday. “And as his little sister, I had the privilege to watch that greatness unfold.”
This is Hollywood’s 2,758th star and you can visit it in person at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 .