The late rap icon Tupac Shakur received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. His sister, Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur, accepted the award, while Big Boy, a radio host, hosted the ceremony.
Big Boy praised Tupac’s art and activism and listed some of his achievements in music and film. Other speakers included Allen Hughes and Jamal Joseph, who worked on a docuseries about Tupac and his mother, Afeni Shakur. They shared their insights on Tupac’s legacy and resistance.
The ceremony took place on June 7 on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Tupac Shakur was a rapper, actor, activist, and poet who died in September 1996 after being shot. Ana Martinez, the Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said that Tupac’s star would be one of the most visited ones.
Tupac had a remarkable career that lasted only five years but left a lasting impact. His 1996 album, “All Eyez on Me,” went diamond and featured hits like “How Do U Want It,” “California Love (Remix),” and “I Ain’t Mad at Cha.”