On Wednesday (June 7), Tupac Shakur posthumously joined the growing listing of rappers-turned-actors who’ve been enshrined on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. In a ceremony led by Los Angeles radio legend Big Boy, Tupac’s sister, Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur, accepted the Stroll of Fame’s 2,758th star on the late hip-hop icon’s behalf following speeches from writer-activist Jamal Joseph and director of FX’s Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni & Tupac Shakur, Allen Hughes.
The place Is Tupac Shakur’s Star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame Situated?
Tupac Shakur’s newly minted star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame is positioned within the space of 6212 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. Different hip-hop notables who’ve been awarded stars of their very own positioned in the identical part of the Stroll embody DJ Khaled, Missy Elliot and the late Nipsey Hussle.
Why Did Tupac Shakur Obtain a Star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame?
Whereas Tupac has held main roles as an actor in a few of hip-hop tradition’s most lauded movies comparable to Juice, Above the Rim and Poetic Justice, the late Los Angeles MC is definitely enshrined on the Stroll of Fame within the class of recording. The Hollywood Walk of Fame‘s official web site cites diamond-selling albums like 1996’s All Eyez on Me and Tupac Shakur’s Greatest Hits assortment together with hit songs like “Dear Mama” and “Changes” as his best our bodies of labor.
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In response to the Los Angeles Times, Tupac, who was killed in 1996, was truly chosen to obtain his Hollywood star in 2014 however the late spitter’s household and the Stroll of Fame only in the near past put the official course of in movement.
Different Rappers Who Have a Star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame
Whereas Tupac Shakur is now amongst 14 different rappers who’ve acquired a Hollywood star, the Gridlock’d actor is definitely the third MC to make the minimize this 12 months alone. Ice-T, who referred to the accomplishment as “a visit” resulting from the truth that he had been arrested in Hollywood many occasions earlier than making it large, acquired his star again in February. The latest hip-hop honoree was Fast X co-star, Ludacris, who stated previous to the unveiling in May that he considers the second to be one of many best days of his life.