Tupac will be posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced on its website.
This is the room’s 2,758th star and will be added in the check-in category, organizers said.
The rapper’s sister, Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur, will accept the award, organizers said, while radio personality Big Boy will host the event.
There will also be guest speakers such as Allen Hughes and Jamal Joseph, director and executive producer of “Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur,” an FX docu-series released in April about Tupac’s relationship with his mother. , Afeni Shakur. .
Tupac Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony Date and Time
The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. local time on June 7 on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Learn more about the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has operated the Hollywood Walk of Fame and hosted events to honor celebrities for decades, organizers said.
In 1953, volunteer president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce EM Stuart pushed to create the march to “maintain the glory of a community whose name signifies (glamour) and effervescence in every corner of the world,” according to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. website.
On August 15, 1958, the chamber and the city put eight stars on Hollywood Boulevard to show people what the Hollywood Walk of Fame might look like if it came to fruition. Celebrities honored on the stars included actors such as Louise Fazenda, Ernest Torrence and Joanne Woodward.
By February 1960, construction of the boardwalk had begun. The first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was laid in March 1960 in honor of director and producer Stanley Kramer, known for films such as “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”
Since its launch in 1960, millions have visited the Hollywood Walk of Fame, organizers said.
Who was Tupac?
Tupac was a rapper, actor, activist and poet. He was murdered in a drive-by shooting in September 1996.
“This iconic artist 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,” Hollywood Walk of Fame Producer Ana Martinez said. in a press release. “Surely, as an LA star, Tupac’s star will be added to the list of most visited stars.”
The rapper’s career only lasted five years, but he sold over 75 million records worldwide. Her 1996 album ‘All Eyez on Me’ was certified diamond and includes hits such as ‘How Do U Want It’, ‘California Love (Remix)’ and ‘I Ain’t Mad at Cha’.
He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April 2017 and a hologram of him took the stage at the 2012 Coachella Music and Arts Festival.
How to watch Tupac’s Star Ceremony?
For those who want to tune in, there will be a livestream on walkoffame.com.
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